Tag Archives: Investors

The new graduate route and beyond

March’s Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: HC 1248 is the first set of changes to the Immigration Rules for this year. It introduces the highly touted Graduate Route. HC 1248 makes changes to the Skilled Worker Route, the EU Settlement … Continue reading

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Global Talent, Start-up, Innovator and Graduate Visas 

The Home Office is keen to emphasise that the UK wants to attract only the best and brightest talent from around the world. On 20 February 2020 the Global Talent route was launched under the current system for non-EU citizens, … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Global Talent, Graduate, Immigration Rules, Innovator, PBS, Start-up, Students | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Article 8 and MIR: Appendix FM in Supreme Court

Despite stiff competition from other cases, these appeals have got to be the showdown of the year. Tearing through the UK’s social fabric the country’s immigration rules are a minefield and have been producing more than their fair share of … Continue reading

Posted in Appendix FM, Article 8, Asylum, Citizenship and Nationality, ECHR, Entry Clearance, Families, Human Rights Act, Immigration Rules, Judicial Review, Pakistan, Proportionality, Tribunals, UKSC | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

MAC Skewers Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas

The home secretary’s advisers – the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) – have found that the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa route under the Points-Based System (PBS) is being used by “low quality businesses”. MAC, which consists of a publicly appointed chairman … Continue reading

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Tier 1 Investor Visas ‘Not Fit For Purpose’

According to Professor David Metcalf OBE, Tier 1 (Investor) visas are “absolutely not fit for purpose” and he said the UK derives “absolutely no gain” from the operation of this golden system of immigration and citizenship for wealthy individuals. Quite … Continue reading

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Persecution in Pakistan: HJ (Iran) and the Ahmadis

The barrister Mr Jinnah, together with his comrades in the struggle for Independence, wanted Pakistan to be a secular country and just a couple of days before the Partition of India he, therefore, said that: You are free; you are … Continue reading

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Points-based system, switching, etcetera

From July onwards last year Tier 1 (Post-Study Work) visa holders began to face difficulties in switching into Tier 2 (General) because it became virtually impossible to get the UKBA to grant new CoS in the £20,000–£23,999.99 salary band. New … Continue reading

Posted in Employment, Immigration Cap, Immigration Rules, JCWI, Pankina, PBS, Tier 1, Tier 2, UKSC, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tier 1 (General) deleted and more

Despite not having a policy on EU migration the home secretary has proceeded to do what empire does best. Step on the have nots, the Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis because empire is used to it. Equally citizens of these poor … Continue reading

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Why the best might prefer to leave the UK

While speaking to the Confederation of British Industry in an attempt to allay the immigration fears of the business community Prime Minister David Cameron comfortingly said to his audience: “Let me give you this assurance. As we control our borders … Continue reading

Posted in AP (Russia), Article 8, Asylum, Biometric Cards, Business, Detention, Economy, Education, Employment, Entrepreneurs, European Union, Immigration Law, Immigration Rules, Overseas Workers, PBS, Persecution, Post Study Work, Tier 1, Tier 2, UKBA Signing Centres, Uncategorized, Working | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Agency to introduce biometric permits for Tier 1 and Tier 5

Parliament will, by virtue of changes which have been laid before it,  soon be considering new rules which will require a much greater number of migrants to apply for biometric residence permits if they seek an extension of their leave to … Continue reading

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Visa fees, the budget, and UKBA “products”

Once a “welfare state” – after long years of Thatcherism and New Labour, and a few months of the “coalition government” elected on 6 May 2010 – the UK is a very confused place about whose welfare the state is … Continue reading

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The limits on non-EU migration consultation 2010

The desired result of the change in policy is to reduce net immigration to the UK in order to limit it “to tens of thousands” of people rather than the “hundreds of thousands” of migrants who came to work in the UK during Labour’s 13 year stint (1997-2010) in power. Continue reading

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