Tensions are still flaring between Theresa May and Brodie Clark after leaked UKBA documents and emails revealed that border control measures were severely relaxed over the summer. According to the evidence, thousands of non-EU passengers were able to enter the UK without the correct passport checks or screening against the terrorist watch list.
Tag Archives | Immigration Policy
This Saturday and Sunday (26/27 November) sees the Australia Employment Expo hosted in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium. The event seeks to introduce Australian employers from a variety of sectors to qualified and experienced Irish people looking to relocate.
Amidst pressure on the UK Government to find a solution to the high levels of unemployment, the tightening of visa rules for workers outside of the EU is threatening many New Zealanders’ rights to stay in Britain long-term.
Up until now, New Zealanders working in the UK have been able to apply for “settlement” after five years, allowing them to confidently settle into careers, marry and have children.
This month we chatted to Carina, wife to Jacques and mother to 4 boys, aged 4 – 12, who took the plunge in 2009 and moved to Australia.
In June this year the UKBA released yet another set of proposals for restrictive “reforms to work routes”, citing today, 9 September, as the deadline for taking part in the public consultation on these proposed policy changes. These include Tier 5 and overseas domestic workers routes.
What are the rights of British Citizens when it comes to passing on British Nationality to their children?
If you’re a naturalised UK Citizen planning to return to your country of birth, have you thought about the implications for your planned children?
Justice 4 Domestic Workers this week led a protest outside parliament, which saw hundreds of migrant domestic workers demonstrating against proposed changes to their visa conditions.
A recent study revealed that almost 15% of people who qualify for and hold a UK Ancestry Visa are already British Citizens but don’t know it!
The government announced recently that it will actively encourage “exceptionally talented leaders” in the fields of science, humanities, engineering and the arts to come to the UK by opening a new Tier 1 category entitled “Exceptional Talent”.
In light of recent announcements made by Immigration Minister Damien Green, 1st Contact Visas is encouraging Tier 1, 2 and 5 visa holders as well as foreign nationals wanting to switch categories, to make the necessary applications soon so as not to be affected by the proposed changes by the UK Border Agency with a suggested date taking effect on 1 April 2012.
Could you be eligible for a British Passport? No? Are you sure?
According to visa expert, Robyn Cory from 1st Contact Visas, there are thousands of people who often are not aware they may be eligible through Nationality law at the time of their birth and their ancestry that they may be eligible for a UK passport, when in fact they do qualify.
‘Readers Ask’ has been a recent addition to our email newsletter.
We’ve rounded up some of the best questions and answers and provide them here.
This month, we look at Visas, naturalisation and continuous residency.
Since the 6th of April this year, skilled and highly skilled migrants were added to the list of those required to pass the Life in the UK test in order to qualify for ILR (indefinite leave to remain) in the UK.
As part of the plan to alleviate the skills shortage in regional Australia, particularly in the booming mining industry, immigration minister Chris Bowen recently announced major changes to the visa programme. These changes include increasing the number of skilled migrant places for the 2011/12 Migration Programme to 185 000, as well as increasing the number of family visas.
So you’re thinking about moving from the UK to Australia? Immigration websites and forums are always full of questions and conversations about this very move, hinting at its popularity. So, is the grass really greener on the Other Side?
Earlier this week, Immigration Minister Damian Green issued a Written Ministerial Statement proposing certain immigration and nationality fees increases, set to take effect from 6 April this year.
Yesterday we reported that the temporary cap on Tier 1 (General) and Tier 2 (General) had been deemed unlawful by the UK High Court. Unfortunately, this ruling has been nullified by this morning’s sitting of parliament.
There are loads, but here are five good reasons to pack your bags and move to the UK.
Prior to the election, David Cameron took a tough line on immigration, vowing to bring annual net migration figures down from about 170,000 a year to just “tens of thousands”. At the time, the Liberal Democrats attacked proposals to cap immigration, but have since agreed to back the policy as part of the Government’s coalition [...]
The processes for individuals wishing to extend their stay in the UK and continue living and working in Britain will be affected, where expert immigration and financial services group 1st Contact has provided a series of solutions.