Immigration Salary List 2024

UK Immigration Salary List 

The Immigration Salary List (ISL) has replaced the Shortage Occupation List with effect from 4 April 2024. This change comes as a result of recommendations by the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC). In this guide to the UK Immigration Salary List, we share what we know to date about this new feature of visa sponsorship, […]

SOC Codes for Skilled Worker Eligible Occupations

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Matching the role you are recruiting for with the relevant occupation code, or SOC code, is a crucial step when hiring a new sponsored worker under the Skilled Worker, Global Business Mobility or Scale Up routes. It will be important for the sponsor to allocate the correct occupation code to avoid issues with the Home […]

Minimum Salary Increases from 4 April 2024

skilled worker visa minimum salary threshold

Following its announcement in December 2023, the UK Government is increasing the minimum salary thresholds for a number of UK work visas with effect from 4 April 2024.   Skilled Worker Minimum Salary Increases   The minimum salary thresholds for a UK Skilled Worker visa application will rise from 4 April 2024 as follows:   […]

MAC Recommends 21 Roles for UK Shortage Occupation List

skilled worker visa minimum salary threshold

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has now completed its rapid review into the UK’s Shortage Occupation List (SOL), publishing recommendations on roles to be included on the reformed Immigration Salary List (ISL). The MAC was commissioned by the Government earlier this year to carry out a fast-tracked review in advance of significant increases to the […]

UK Visa Processing Times (Latest from UKVI)

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The length of time it takes for your application to be processed can be an important factor in deciding when to apply and when to make travel arrangements. But UK visa processing times vary considerably, depending on factors such as the type of visa being applied for, the country or Embassy where the application is […]

Immigration Rules Changes 19 February 2024: Care Workers & Ukraine Visa Schemes

Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules 19 feb 2024

The Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules HC 556 was published by the Home Office today, 19 February 2024, focusing primarily on care workers and the Ukraine visa schemes.   Changes affecting care workers & care providers Following publication of its Five-Point Immigration Plan in December 2023, the Home Office has confirmed that the […]

Updated Right to Work Guidance & Illegal Working Fines Increasing from 13 February 2024

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The UK Government has implemented significant changes to the Right to Work regime which apply to verification checks conducted on or after 13 February 2024. These updates encompass both revised guidance for employers conducting checks as well as a significant increase in civil penalty fines for illegal working.   Changes in Right to Work Guidance […]

Important Dates for UK Immigration Changes 2024

Implementation dates for a number of upcoming immigration changes in the UK have now been formally confirmed in a statement made by Tom Pursglove, the Minister of State for Legal Migration and the Border. These follow previous announcements, notably in relation to the government’s new 5-point immigration plan. The key dates are as follows: IHS […]

MAC Rapid Review into New UK Immigration Salary List

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The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has been commissioned by the Home Secretary to undertake an initial, ‘rapid review’ of the UK Shortage Occupation List (SOL), which is to be renamed the Immigration Salary List (ISL). The review follows a formal undertaking by the Government to overhaul the SOL in light of the MAC’s October 2023 report, […]

Immigration Health Surcharge Increase From 6 February 2024

The increase in the Immigration Health Surcharge will come into effect on Tuesday 6 February 2024. This follows Parliament’s approval of the Immigration (Health Charge) (Amendment) Order on 16 January. The surcharge is paid by most applicants when submitting their visa application form electronically.   How much is the Immigration Health Surcharge in 2024? For […]