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    UK Government doubles exceptional talent visas

    The UK Government has decided to increase the number of visas available through the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) route from 1,000 to 2,000 a year. Home Office said the move was part of the government’s ongoing commitment to welcome talented people from across the globe, and in recognition of the importance of these innovative industries […] More

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    UK targets Indian talent with new visa application centre in Bengaluru

    UK Government has made it easier for experienced and skilled Indian workers to come here by opening a new visa application centre (VAC) in Bengaluru. The VAC, which is in the middle of Bengaluru’s business district, will mean that talented Indian workers applying for a UK visas will no longer have to travel across the […] More

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    UK expands Registered Traveller service to 15 new countries

    UK has expanded the Registered Traveller service to 40 countries to enable business travellers and frequent visitors faster entry to the country. Frequent travellers to the UK from 15 new countries are now eligible to apply for membership of the service, which according to the Home Office, brings the potential for improved trade and tourism links. […] More

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    UK banks required to check immigration status of 70 million customers

    The UK government will require banks and building societies to carry out immigration checks on 70m current accounts as part of the plan to create a “hostile environment” for irregular immigrants in Britain, the Guardian has revealed. The checks to be carried out from January next year, are meant to help the Home Office identify […] More

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    Where to go for Tuberculosis testing in Kenya for UK Visa application

    If you are planning to come to the UK, you must be tested for tuberculosis if you are coming here for more than six months and are a resident of Kenya, Eritrea, Somalia or South Sudan. The TB test be carried out at an International Organisation for Migration (IOM) clinic approved by the Home Office. […] More

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    Reinstate legal aid for unaccompanied migrant children, UK Government urged

    The Children’s Society has launched a petition asking the UK Government to reinstate legal aid for all unaccompanied and separated migrant children. The petition also calls on the government to always waive application fees and the costly immigration health surcharge in their immigration applications. In 2012 the government decided to remove free legal help for […] More

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    UK Government steps up fight against modern slavery

    The National Crime Agency (NCA) has launched a campaign to fight modern slavery and human trafficking (MSHT) in the UK. The term ‘modern slavery’ subsumes the offences of human trafficking, slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour, including sexual or criminal exploitation. The campaign focusing on sexual and labour exploitation, highlights the signs of modern […] More

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    Director of restaurant disqualified for employing illegal workers in UK

    A restauranteur has been disqualified for seven years for employing people not eligible to work in the UK. Mohammed Eleas Hussain, the director of Bengal Palace in Seaford, East Sussex, was disqualified for failing to ensure the restaurant did not employ illegal workers. Mr Hussain has given an undertaking to the Secretary of State for Business, […] More