Highly skilled professionals planning to work in the UK for the first time have been advised by 1st Contact to prepare for changes in the points system. Following the UK Border Agency’s revised policy on Tier 1 (Generaland Tier 1 (Post Study Work) applications, all new applicants who submit their documentation on or after 31 […]
When it comes to understanding contractors’ needs, there is none better that 1st Contact. Specialists when it comes to local business, we realise that our current economic climate represents a challenge to everyone. Current issues which affect our clients are often not reported by the news, so we are running a series of news stories […]
Today, a news article published in South African based publication The Times, has revealed that South African expats who are registered now have the right to vote in the upcoming April elections in South Africa. In order to vote, individuals will need to apply for a special vote.
The UK Border Agency has once again announced a further clamming of immigration law, set to adversely affect young aspiring professionals wishing to spread their wings and pursue a career abroad. A new addition to the radical UK immigration regime, issued by the UK Border Agency (UKBA), has imposed a new criterion on Tier 1 […]
The time for South Africans temporarily living abroad to notify the IEC of their intent to cast a “special vote” has already past. The deadline for that was the 27th of February. Voting for these individuals is set to take place on April 15, seven days before the official election day of April 22.
The South African passport is now invalid for attaining entry into the UK, where South Africans will need to apply for a Visa to be granted UK entry rights. With the UK government embarking upon one of its most radical regulatory regimes, by deeming the South African passport as invalid to gain entry onto UK […]
Expert financial services group 1st Contact urges individuals to not miss the 5 April 2009 deadline to submit their National Insurance (NI) Rebate submissions as failure to meet the deadline could result in a significant back peddle to attaining cumulative financial security.
As has been well documented in the press over the last few months the global economy has been experiencing a sharp downturn recently, a situation that looks likely to continue for some time still. All around London and the UK companies are cutting costs and implementing hiring freezes in an effort to stay afloat in […]
Expert financial services and immigration group 1st Contact reveal a new security measure that has recently been implemented by her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). This new development requires the issuance of National Insurance (NI) numbers in order for 1st Contact to be able to follow up telephonically on tax refund submissions for our clients. […]
Following biggest clamp down in UK Immigration law, over the past 4 decades, with the announced issuance of Visas for South African citizens to enter the UK, the UK Border Agency (UKBA) have recently announced their proposed fee increases for 2009 and 2010.