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Mahindra Satyam and Tech Mahindra endorse new merger plans

Mahindra Satyam, previously named Satyam Computers, was created following a major stake bought by Tech Mahindra in 2009. This venture occurred due to Mahindra Satyam being involved in one of India’s biggest accounting frauds. Since then, Satyam Computers, renamed Mahindra Satyam, has been trying to rebuild its company and the merger is seen as a […]

New rules for UK Tier 4 and Tier 1 visas for students

As previously reported, the Tier 1 Post Study Work Visa route will come to an end on 6th April 2012. On this visa, students are able to work in the UK for up to 2 years after they graduate. Following this closure, the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa will be in its place, however, a […]

More immigration and settlement routes require biometric residence permit

Since the rollout began in November 2008 the UKBA have issued around 650,000 biometric residence permits, containing fingerprints and photograph on a secure chip. Biometric residence permits are an important step in fighting immigration abuse and illegal working and make it easier for employers to verify a foreign national’s right to work in the UK. […]

English language tests for applications under Tiers 1, 2 and 4 of the points-based system

The amendments include: • the City & Guilds test scores now show ‘pass’ and there is a separate English language test for spouse/partner applications. • for City & Guilds tests the documents required for a migrants application have been amended. • ETS have changed the way that the scores for their TOEFL ibt (internet based […]

UK immigration to begin processing visitor visas for Olympic Games

The press release from UK Border Agency noted that the Games are expected to be the biggest event that the UK has ever hosted and that many extra visitors will arrive during the busy summer period in 2012. It is advised to apply as soon as possible so UK immigration officials can process your application […]

UK visas for Pakistanis issued faster

All UK visa applicants can benefit from the new facility located in Karachi where a UK visa can be issued within 15 working days on receipt of a complete application with relevant documents. The premium service should lead to faster services to the business community in Pakistan and also make it quicker and easier for […]

UK foreign nurse immigration falls

Immigration bans included the UK Department of Health, 2005, placing a ban on actively recruiting nurses from countries receiving UK aid. Nevertheless, BBRU researchers said such interventions had not resulted in improved retention of nurses in their home countries. The study identified a decline in the number of internationally trained nurses emigrating to the UK […]