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UK Seasonal Worker Visa (Tier 5) – All You Need To Know

Many international workers who travel to the UK to work on a short-term contract will apply for a temporary worker visa within the Tier 5 category of visas. So, if you wish to go to the UK to do farm work for up to six months, you can apply for the UK Seasonal Worker visa, […]

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How to Apply for a UK Work Visa as an International Employee?

In order to travel to the UK as an international employee, you must have a job offer from an employer who has been granted a sponsor licence. Then, an employer can assign a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) to an international employee when they have a role to offer them. Once a sponsor employer has assigned […]

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Are You and Your EU Employees Prepared for Brexit?

As you are aware, the UK left the EU on 1 January 2021. As a result, there are a number of new rules that British employers of EU citizens should be aware of. As per the new structure in the UK, a new immigration system applies to people arriving in the UK from 1 January […]

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UK’s New Immigration System From 2021 Explained

At 11 PM on 31 December 2020, freedom of movement between the UK and EU ended. From January 1, 2021, the UK is no longer be part of the EU’s Customs union and Single Market and all legal aspects of Britain’s membership cease to apply. There is no change in Irish citizens’ rights to freely […]

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UK Ancestry Visa – Here’s All You Need To Know

Are you dreaming of moving to the UK to live and work? If so, there are many routes you can choose to take when applying for a visa. If you have a grandparent who was born in the UK, you may be able to apply for an Ancestry visa. In this guide, we’ll cover everything […]

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IELTS Test Required for UK Visas

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the most popular English language test, becomes the only English language test accepted for all UK visas as of April, 6th. A new test called Life Skills test will be introduced along with the General and Academic IELTS. This Life Skills test will be suitable for visa applications […]

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UK Home Office Getting Stricter on Tier 2 visa for Skilled Workers

The UK government undertook serious changes on the UK Tier 2 Skilled Worker program at the end of last year. As a result of the old government migration policy, a lot of immigrants entered the UK pretending to be ‘skilled workers’ while they actually came to work as low skilled workers. Tier 2 visa is […]

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