Immigration News Updates

Find out all about our firm’s latest Immigration News Updates below. To learn more about any individual item, please contact us here.

29 Oct 2015

Immigration News Update

A Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) is currently reviewing proposals, as commissioned by the UK government, to further impose restrictions on the tier 2 immigration scheme for skilled workers.

13 Oct 2015

Immigration News Update

The Law Society of England and Wales (“the Law Society”) has expressed concern that tightening tier 2 policies will potentially prevent international law firms in London from recruiting highly skilled and experienced foreign lawyers from around the world.

24 Sep 2015

Immigration News Update

Official figures in the UK illustrated that from June 2013 to June 2014, 121,000 non-EU students entered the UK for studies but only 51,000 exited after completion ie. 70,000 have entered the country.

24 Sep 2015

Immigration News Update

Non-EU migrants coming to the UK for more than six months are now required to pay a charge to the NHS (National Health Service) as part of their visa application.

6 Aug 2015

Immigration News Update

The UK Supreme Court delivered a decision on 29 July 2015 overturning a refusal of student loan to an overseas student for higher education. The subject overseas student came to the UK at the age of 6, attended primary and secondary schools there and recently secured a place at a UK university.

7 Jul 2015

Immigration News Update

The latest figures released by the Australian Immigration Department have revealed that the number of Australian Temporary Work (Skilled) (Subclass 457) visa applications rose by 15% between 2014 and 2015. Such rise in “457 visa” applications mainly concerns accommodation and food services (37%), IT (31%), and professional, scientific and technical services (27%).