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    How the new immigration changes will affect Non EU Migrants

    Under the Conservative government, tough immigration changes will take effect from this Autumn as well as in April 2016. Here are how the changes could affect you: Services Immigration status can now impact certain aspects of your daily  life with your passport being checked more often. For example, civil penalties could be given to employers if they do […] More

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    Number of Non EU students with study-related extensions fallen

    Due to new Home Office measures, cracking down on study visa extensions, study related extensions fell by more than a quarter in the year ending March 2015 even though they still amounted to 84% of the extensions granted to students. The amount of refusals for study related extensions rose by 29% and there were less Institution-sponsored applications due […] More

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    Migreat & TawiPay partner to provide more transparency in immigration and international money transfer fees

    Migreat, the web-platform for migrants to compare their visa options, and TawiPay, the comparison website for international money transfer services, are partnering to provide more transparency to the markets of transfer fees and visa information online.   As of today, Migreat  will start providing information and comparing the different money transfer providers and their fees […] More

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    5 ways you may be wasting money on Transfer Services

    Do you work in the UK and send money to home abroad? If you use money services regularly, are you sure you’re getting your money’s worth? Have you really found the cheapest way to send money abroad? It is important to look at all the options available, so that your hard earned money is not being spent […] More

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    Non EU nurses could be told to leave the UK

    A new immigration policy in 2016 in which migrants from outside of Europe ‘have to earn £35,000’ to settle in the UK after staying on more than six years will affect many job industries relying on migrants, including nursing. The pay threshold will apply to people wanting to remain permanently in the UK after working […] More

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    UK to review student visa policy

    The Home Affairs Select Committee, wants David Cameron to review the post study work visa which allowed students to work for at least two years after they finished their studies.   More

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    Popular Immigration Law Questions and Answers

    Greenfields Solicitors are a firm of specialist immigration and human rights  solicitors with an excellent success record for clients who have used our legal services to help them obtain lawful status in the UK. More

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    How are the UK government addressing international students?

    Jo Johnson, in his first speech as universities and science minister cited the economic and social value brought to the UK by international students. He expressed concern at students being made to feel unwelcome. In the past year, more than 19,000 international students were told to leave the UK or refused entry in government’s crackdown […] More

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    New visa levy could affect businesses

    The UK government announced in the Queen’s speech a proposed new immigration bill. It stated it would try to make it illegal for businesses to recruit just from abroad alone without advertising those jobs in English in the UK. Within the proposed laws in the bill, the UK government plans to launch a consultation process […] More

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    A million ethnic minority votes helped put David Cameron into No10

    New research from British Future suggests a shift in BME voting patterns in the UK General Elections, with the Conservatives closing the gap on Labour on ethnic minority votes in particular because of British Asians and those in the South of England. In the 2010 elections, Labour secured 68% of ethnic minority votes and the Conservatives, […] More

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    Record number of foreign firms creating jobs in London

    New research by London & Partners, the Mayor’s business and promotional company, has revealed a record number of foreign firms coming to London to start business. Gordon Innes, chief executive of London & Partners, has said ‘Over the last decade foreign investment in London has gone through the roof and the tech sector is now […] More

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