UNITED KINGDOM – Home Office Introduces New Start-up and Innovator Categories, Reforms Tier 1 (Investor) Category, Amends EU Settlement Scheme

On 7 March 2019, the Home Office published a Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, introducing new Start-up and Innovator categories and making reforms to the Tier 1 (Investor) category.

The Statement also makes changes to the scope and application process of the EU Settlement Scheme.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Universal Jobmatch to be Replaced by ‘Find a Job’

It has been officially announced that Universal Jobmatch – a government website used by UK recruiters and Tier 2 licensed sponsors to advertise jobs – is being replaced by the ‘Find a Job’ service.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Universal Jobmatch to be Replaced by ‘Find a Job’

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UNITED KINGDOM – New Immigration and Nationality Fees

UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) has published updated fees, which come into effect on 6 April 2018.

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UNITED KINGDOM – New Immigration and Nationality Fees

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UNITED KINGDOM – Immigration Health Surcharge To Double

The government has announced that the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) will increase from £200 to £400 per year.

The discounted charge, payable by Tier 4 students and those on the Youth Mobility Scheme (Tier 5), will rise from £150 to £300 per year.

Introduced in 2015, the IHS is payable by those from outside the European Economic Area coming to the UK to work, study or join family for six months or longer.

The increase is likely to be implemented sometime this year.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Immigration Health Surcharge To Double

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UNITED KINGDOM – Tier 2 (General) Oversubscribed For Second Month

The number of Tier 2 (General) Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (RCoS) available for January 2018 was exceeded by demand for the second consecutive month.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Tier 2 (General) Oversubscribed For Second Month

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UNITED KINGDOM – New Method for Calculating Absences for Indefinite Leave to Remain Applications

Effective 11 January 2018, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) now calculates absences from the United Kingdom in relation to an application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in a different way.

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UNITED KINGDOM – New Method for Calculating Absences for Indefinite Leave to Remain Applications

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