Tier 2 cooling-off for University lecturers

Universities who recruit new Tier 2 staff from within the UK can instinctively primarily focus on Resident Labour Market Test (“RLMT”) issues. Some lecturers begin working at a university on a part time basis while they are studying at it, and once their course has completed, they switch immigration category from a Tier 4 visa […]

Tier 2 Applications for Teachers

The start of a new term has many exciting aspects – new members to the teaching staff, is just one of many. We have already begun the application process for the new 2015 new hires our clients within the education sector, for the 2015 – 2016 academic term. Unfortunately, much of the recruitment that our […]

Visa refusal for China expert Miwa Hirono

Poor decision from the Home Office results with Nottingham University losing their academic expert on China It has been reported that the Home Office’s visa refusal to allow a ‘high-flying academic expert on China’, who has advised the UK government, to remain in the UK has been described by one of her colleagues as “pure […]

Immigration Challenges for the Education Sector

2 April 2015, 10:00 – 10:30am Staff Immigration Compliance, Changes and Challenges for the Education Sector This session is aimed at higher and further education providers to address compliance issues, Right to Work Checks, and prevalent immigration concerns in respect of your PBS sponsored and non-sponsored migrant employees. With extensive experience of advising HR and […]

Working in the UK after Graduation

Working in the UK after Graduation Closure of the Tier 1 Post-Study Work (PSW) Visa – a visa category which enabled foreign students who had successfully completed their studies to stay and work in the UK for up to 2 years without the need for a Sponsor has been detrimental to the UK economy. In their latest […]

Bucks New University’s visa licence suspended

Bucks New University’s visa licence suspended The Home Office have issued new Guidance, following the recent suspicion on 9 March 2015 of the sponsor licence held by Buckinghamshire New University, because its application to renew their Highly Trusted Sponsor (“HTS”) status was refused. It seems the Home Office are continuing to adopt the ‘big stick’ […]

Interview for Tier 4 Student Visa UK

Below is a copy of a letter sent by UKVI regarding an Interview for Tier 4 Student Visa UK. “As you will be aware, we introduced a credibility assessment for Tier 4 applicants in the UK Autumn 2013. Since then we have been expanding the number of locations at which we can hold interviews across the […]

Tier 4 Student Appeal Update

Tier 4 Student Appeal Update They say there are only two certainties in life; taxes and death. We’d like to add two more; that statement of changes in immigration rules happen twice a year, May and October. Think of it as the Easter and Christmas of immigration but not much like either! Unless, one really […]

Academic Immigration Rankings

Academic Immigration Rankings Close to the start of each academic term we turn our attention to both the Academic Immigration Rankings of World Universities and the University Rankings as do our clients in the higher education sector. Undoubtedly the reasons are different but the goal is shared. As the immigration law firm of choice for […]

Immigration Higher Education – Good for the UK

Immigration Higher Education In his interview on Radio 4 yesterday, Lord Heseltine said non-EU students should be left out of official immigration figures to avoid the risk of damaging UK universities. Below is the article by Alan Soady detailed on BBC. His call was backed by Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, who said the net […]