The UK Border Agency will stop accepting Tier 1 (General) applications made overseas from 00:01 on 23 December 2010, it was announced this week by Damian Green the UK Immigration Minister. The UK Border Agency (UKBA) the changes were necessary to ensure that they ‘do not exceed the limit set by the government for issued Tier 1 (General) applications between 19 July 2010.
The UK Border Agency has announced that following the Judicial Review court judgment last Friday, the government has set a new limit of 10,832 until 5 April 2011 on the number of certificates of sponsorship that are available to licensed Tier 2 sponsors under Tier 2 (General).
Scotland’s government and business community has declared it is unhappy with the immigration cuts being imposed by the UK government and wants a more flexible approach. A letter from the Scottish Government and business and industry leaders says that the tough new UK Visa caps will damage economic recovery.
Following last week’s announcement that the detention of children of failed asylum seekers is to end, the UK Border Agency has outline plans for a more child friendly approach to ‘family returns’.
The detention of the children of failed asylum seekers in secure prison units will end by next May, the UK government announced last week.
Potentially even a minor civil or criminal offence or County Court Judgment (CCJ) for an unpaid student or credit card debt could affect your application to extend your visa or remain permanently in the UK (Indefinite Leave to Remain).
The UK Border Agency has published an official statement on last weeks decision by two judges to rule that the interim cap on non-EU immigration is unlawful.
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