Tag Archives: Immigration

Turkish ECAA Deadline Approaching

Out of Country ECAA Visa Applications On the 7th September 2009 the UK Border Agency opened up a new route for Turkish Nationals applying under the provisions of the ECAA agreement. Until this date an application could only be made where a Turkish National was already in the United Kingdom, the new route opened the […]

Sponsor Management System Improvements

Tier 2 (Work Permit) Sponsors Only ‘A Rated’ Tier 2 Licensed Sponsors will be able to confirm that the organisation will cover the Maintenance Requirement for a prospective worker. In order to qualify under Tier 2 General a migrant must score 50 points for Attributes and satisfy the mandatory English Language & Maintenance requirements. In […]

£15,000 Premium + Application

The service will involve UK Border Agency staff going to the home or office of the applicant and taking Biometric Information (full face digital photo and fingerprints), looking through all application documents, making an on the spot decision and no doubt getting an autograph for the kids! Prior to the new ‘Mobile Biometrics and Case […]

Proposed Visa Fees 2010/2011

In recent years the UK Border Agency has taken a strategic approach to charging for visa applications, with immigration and nationality service fees set above the normal cost of administration. The aim is to generate revenue which is used to fund the UK Immigration System as a whole, including the cost of enforcement and making […]

Bogus College Organisers Jailed

The four set up a bogus college in order to provide fake documents and certificates to foreign nationals who would then submit UK visa applications. The group charged thousands of pounds in fees for the sham courses and via there corrupt legal services firm they would help to prepare immigration applications supported by the phony […]

Visa Application Fees Consultation

With an annual budget of £2bn & 25,000 staff the UKBA proposed the consultation in order to address ways of maintaining the current immigration system in the face of more demanding conditions. The UKBA believes that those that benefit from the immigration system (i.e. migrants and employers) should contribute most to the cost of maintaining […]

75% Immigration Cut?

The announcement was made following the release of a Declaration on Immigration from the Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration on the 6th January 2010. In the declaration Parliamentarians from both major political parties urged Gordon Brown and David Cameron to place in this year’s party election manifestos a firm commitment to do what is […]

Declaration on Immigration

In the self proclaimed ‘ground breaking’ declaration the group called on the major parties to ‘make manifesto commitments to take action to prevent the UK population from reaching 70 million in under 20 years (currently the population stands at 61.4 million). For the first time, a large number of Parliamentarians from both major parties together […]