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  • 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 […]
  • Brexit: What the EU referendum means for European nationals living in the UK

    By MediVisas on March 23, 2016
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    Are you a EEA national living in the UK?  Are you concerned that the UK may vote to leave the EU, and worried about the impact this may have on you?  If so, this short article is for you. As we all know, on 23rd June 2016, British and Irish nationals living in the UK will take to the polls […]
  • 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 […]
  • Is the government doing enough to encourage digital international talent to the UK?

    By Chris Fysh on March 21, 2014
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    Last week the government made a series of changes to the immigration rules which it hoped would help UK businesses employ skilled workers from overseas. The Home Office has opened up its Exceptional Talent visa to provide specific routes that international digital technologists can apply for. Tech City UK has become involved in the process; these visa applicants will go […]
  • New spousal rules are increasingly pointless

    By Chris Fysh on March 5, 2014
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    So Mrs May, of whom I am very fond, has clearly done a silly thing in making spousal visas so much more convoluted. For those who haven’t noticed, sponsors now need to have been in employment for 6 months before they can sponsor their partners to come to the UK, and if not, well, they have to wait. There are […]