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    UK student visas: Here's how you can get one
    Feb 22, 2018  |  by John Dunn
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    The NHS vs Medicare: Which is better?
    Jan 30, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
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    5 pro tips for surviving your long-haul flight
    Dec 19, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    How long it will take to qualify for ILR in 2018
    Nov 23, 2017  |  by John Dunn
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    Getting married in the UK? You may need a Marriage Visitor visa
    Nov 21, 2017  |  by John Dunn
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    When are my shipped goods going to arrive?
    Oct 31, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    The financial requirement for your UK working holiday visa has changed
    Oct 25, 2017  |  by Sam Hopwood
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    Which public funds are available to immigrants in the UK?
    Oct 13, 2017  |  by John Dunn
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    Tired of the city? Regional Australia is hiring skilled workers from around the world
    Sep 26, 2017  |  by Sam Hopwood
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    Don’t leave the airport without it: 6 tips to ensure you hold on to your luggage
    Sep 22, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
 
 
  • Immigration

    1st Contact: 20 years of helping expats

    by 1st Contact | Oct 07, 2015
    It’s been 20 years since Reg Bamford started 1st Contact in the Arches at Embankment. This once small business has grown into a multi-national corporation with offices in London, Melbourne and Cape Town. Although we’ve grown a lot, we’re still helping expats get the most out of their lives in the UK by remaining fiercely client-focused.
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    South African dual citizenship under threat

    by Roderick MacLeod | Sep 07, 2015
    South Africans holding dual nationality were given a bit of a shock on Sunday. It was announced that the ANC is set to discuss the possibility of banning dual citizenship at its general council meeting next month.
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    Incredible facts about international shipping

    by Roderick MacLeod | Sep 07, 2015
    International shipping is something we all rely on but don’t often think about. In this article we’ve collected some incredible facts about freight shipping to help shed light on this under-appreciated but vital industry.
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    Important update to UK student visa rules

    by 1st Contact | Aug 21, 2015
    This week the Home Office updated the rules for non-EU students studying in the UK. There are now massive restrictions on students working while they study. Other changes have also been made to the student visa system, which you need to be aware of if you intend to study in the UK.
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    A guide to the UK English language test

    by John Dunn | Jul 22, 2015
    Passing the English language test is one of the many requirements that has to be met when you apply to live in the UK as a non-European migrant. In this article we give you everything you need to know to prep for the test.
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    Why expats should consider living in Manchester

    by Roderick MacLeod | Jul 17, 2015
    Most people who immigrate to the UK gravitate to London. But a little further north is a city that you’ve heard of, but might not know too much about: Manchester. The city is attracting thousands of young professionals every year and we take a look at why.
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    ILR: You have questions, we have answers

    by 1st Contact | Jul 15, 2015
    We get a lot of questions about Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK. Now our crack team of consultants at 1st Contact Visas have the answers to some of the burning frequently asked questions.
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    Non-EU students lose right to work in the UK

    by John Dunn | Jul 14, 2015
    New rules that ban non-EU students attending publicly funded colleges from working while they study will go into effect from next month. This is in line with ongoing efforts from Home Secretary Theresa May to reduce visa fraud in the UK.
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    Get to the Rugby World Cup 2015 with a UK Visitor visa

    by John Dunn | Jul 09, 2015
    There are only a few months to go before the 2015 Rugby World Cup kicks off, and there’s no better way to experience it than in person. Now is a good time to get your travel plans sorted if you want to see the games live. Here you’ll find everything you need to know about getting to the UK for the tournament.
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    Good news for Tier 2 visa applicants

    by John Dunn | Jul 08, 2015
    In June the Tier 2 visa cap for 2015 was reached, causing an ongoing application backlog. While you still may be facing a wait if you’re trying to get a skilled visa, we have some good news if your profession appears on the skills shortage list: UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) will consider you a preferred candidate.
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  • students-graduating
    UK student visas: Here's how you can get one
    Feb 22, 2018  |  by John Dunn
  • medical-cross-and-heart
    The NHS vs Medicare: Which is better?
    Jan 30, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
  • airport-waiting-takeoff-plane
    5 pro tips for surviving your long-haul flight
    Dec 19, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • big-ben-on-union-jack
    How long it will take to qualify for ILR in 2018
    Nov 23, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • couple-marriage
    Getting married in the UK? You may need a Marriage Visitor visa
    Nov 21, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • container-ship-at-sea
    When are my shipped goods going to arrive?
    Oct 31, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • london-skyline
    The financial requirement for your UK working holiday visa has changed
    Oct 25, 2017  |  by Sam Hopwood
  • pounds-and-coins-on-flag
    Which public funds are available to immigrants in the UK?
    Oct 13, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • kangaroo-sunset-australia
    Tired of the city? Regional Australia is hiring skilled workers from around the world
    Sep 26, 2017  |  by Sam Hopwood
  • man-on-carousal
    Don’t leave the airport without it: 6 tips to ensure you hold on to your luggage
    Sep 22, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
 
 

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