Changes towards the United kingdom Immigration Rules[author: Jennifer Connolly]
The changes relate to amendments being made to the Tier 2 category, business visitors, and several Tier 1 categories and will affect employers in the UK.
The Home Office recently announced changes to the UK Immigration Rules, summarised below, which will take effect on 6 November 2014.
Tier 2—Assessment of Genuine Vacancy
Entry Clearance Officials and caseworkers can refuse applications where you can find reasonable grounds to think that the job doesn’t genuinely exist or continues to be exaggerated to satisfy the Tier 2 skills threshold or the resident work market test continues to be conducted using the intention to exclude local workers. Entry Clearance Officials and caseworkers might also refuse a credit card applicatoin when they have the applicant isn’t capable of perform the role available within the United kingdom. Both Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) applicants might be needed to demonstrate the vacancy (as mentioned around the Certificate of Sponsorship) is reputable and also the resident work market test continues to be conducted correctly.
Business Visitor Route Expanded
Scientists and researchers entering the United kingdom as business visitors is going to be allowed to talk about understanding, expertise, and suggestions about any United kingdom-brought worldwide project, so long as the customer doesn’t execute research that needs to be carried out on the Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) or Tier 2 (Skilled Worker) visa.
The allowed business customer activities may also be expanded to permit overseas lawyers of worldwide lawyers which have offices within the United kingdom to supply direct advice to United kingdom clients on litigation or worldwide transactions.
Graduates of overseas nursing schools will be allowed admission to the United kingdom as business visitors to accept Objective Structured Clinical Examination. This exam is needed before a foreign nurse is qualified to try to get entry clearance like a Tier 2 migrant.
Tiethey have to first visit Ireland before going to the United kingdom. The only real exception for this is that if they transit through the United kingdom to eire. In cases like this, they does not need to obtain a United kingdom transit visa just before travel, however they must visit Ireland within 24 hrs of landing within the United kingdom. After they have activated their visa in Ireland, they are able to then visit the United kingdom.
Beginning October 2014, United kingdom visa application centres in China and Hong Kong may also process Irish visa applications. This may also be folded out into United kingdom Visa Application Centres in India soon.
Only Chinese and Indian nationals who apply in India and china is going to be qualified to make use of the British-Irish visa plan. Applicants of other nationalities who are required a visa to go to the United kingdom and Ireland is going to be needed to acquire separate visas.
Read detailed information from the British-Irish visa plan.