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  • EEA Nationals – further questions answered (January 2017)

    By MediVisas on January 26, 2017
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    Yesterday, it was confirmed the government will have to consult Parliament on their plans to leave the EU, and there will be a Parliamentary vote on this. It is unlikely this will make a huge difference to EEA nationals living in the UK, who still do not have their future status confirmed. We still advise EEA nationals in the UK […]
  • UK’s EEA citizens need help, not fear

    By MediVisas on January 19, 2017
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    Victoria in yesterday’s Guardian: I take issue with some of the information in your article (EU citizens in UK could face deliberate hostility policy after Brexit, theguardian.com, 16 January) and with the fears that it may create in EEA nationals. As an immigration adviser and representative of 19 years’ standing, it remains my belief that the government will not create the […]
  • Police checks needed for teaching, medical and welfare professions

    By MediVisas on January 3, 2017
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    From January 2017, Tier 2 applicants in certain professions may be needed to have police checks from their home country, and any country where they have lived for a period of 12 months or more (cumulatively or consecutively) in the previous 10 years. We would advise applicants and employers in this situation to make the request for the certificate at […]
  • By MediVisas on December 5, 2016
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    EEA Nationals – some frequent questions answered Now the dust has settled a little, many EEA nationals are starting to make applications for residence certificates, permanent residence certificates, or naturalisation. These are some questions which I have seen crop up in forums regularly, with answers which I hope will help. Please note – all applications are different, and if in […]
  • EU Exit Update

    By MediVisas on July 21, 2016
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    News for Permanent Residents The first bit of solid information for EEA nationals present in the UK has finally come in.  As expected, it has been confirmed that EEA nationals with permanent residency will be permitted to stay in the UK.  This was confirmed yesterday in the Home Affairs Select Committee by senior civil servant Mark Sedwill. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36849071 No mention […]
  • UK and Brexit – what now for EEA nationals in the UK

    By MediVisas on July 4, 2016
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    A brief guide Now the UK has voted to leave the EU, this means that once they actually do, EEA nationals in the UK will no long have the same rights of free movement of labour that they do now. It is important to note two things: First, that no changes are imminent, and that the UK is likely to […]
  • Immigration in Computer Weekly

    By MediVisas on November 27, 2015
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    “There are fewer applications for IT professionals to work in the UK than there were 20 years ago – as many larger companies outsource – but UK industry’s increased need for cyber security professionals will not benefit from these changes.” Please, check out the article in ComputerWeekly.com to read Vicky’s input… UK immigration rules fly in the face of cyber […]
  • Immigration in the News

    By MediVisas on November 10, 2015
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    Last Tuesday evening, I was asked to appear on to BBC South Today to talk about the problems with getting spouse visas. The programme focused on a couple who live in Southampton with their two children. The husband is British and the wife Japanese, and she has been refused leave to remain in the UK. Although this couple are not […]
  • Immigration in the 2015 General Election – An Analysis

    By MediVisas on April 17, 2015
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    Conservative Party It’s clear that Immigration is going to be a big issues for the Conservative Party judging by the volume of legislation they are proposing. As with UKIP, their aim is to have migration in the ‘tens of thousands’, ie less than 100,000 per year.  This, along with most of the EU directed policies, simply aren’t possible without renegotiation […]
  • Immigration in the 2015 General Election: A Brief Guide

    By MediVisas on April 17, 2015
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    We have written a brief guide to the immigration policies of the main parties, as outlines in their manifestos. Please read and use your vote wisely! Conservative Party EEA Migration: Commit to aim of having net migration in the ‘tens of thousands’ EU nationals to be eligible for tax credits and child benefit only after four years of making contributions […]

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