Monthly Archives: July 2011

Family Migration consultation launched by the UK Government

Immigration minister Damian Green said: “This consultation is about better family migration – better for migrants, communities, and the UK as a whole. We welcome those who want to make a life here with their family, but too often in the past the family route has been abused as a means to bypass our immigration […]

Changes to the new list of English language test and providers

Changes to the updated list include: • New acceptable test certificates for business language testing service (BULATS); • Clarification that we accept the test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) ibt test (internet based test); and • New test scores for tests conducted by Pearson. Commonwealth Contractors At Commonwealth Contractors we partner with OISC […]

New version of BR1 application form and policy guidance

The form should be used by Bulgarian or Romanian nationals who want to apply for authorisation to work in the UK. The new versions have been published to clarify the types of documentary evidence required for self-employed persons and students. A new requirement has been included to provide evidence of having comprehensive sickness insurance. The […]

Proposals to re-classify visas as either temporary or permanent

Mr Green said: “The proposals I am making today are aimed at breaking the link between temporary and permanent migration. Settlement has become almost automatic for those who choose to stay. This needs to change. The immigration system has got to be made to work properly. We want the brightest and best workers to come […]