United Kingdom Introduces Immigration Changes

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The UK has announced changes to the Visa and Immigration Point-Based system and introduced new rules which involve the application processes of Tier 1, 4 and 5 visa sponsors.

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United Kingdom Introduces Immigration Changes

  1. 1. United Kingdom Introduces Immigration Changes (Bristol, UK) - The United Kingdom has announced changes to the Visa and Immigration Point-Based system and introduced new rules which involve the application processes of Tier1, Tier 4 and Tier 5 visa sponsors. These changes will mainly attract entrepreneurs, investors and workers in the digital technology sector, Students etc. to enter the UK, reports Nair & Co., the leading provider of Global HR Services for companies expanding overseas. The changes are applicable from April 2014. Significant changes in the Tier 1 Sponsorship category are as follows:  Special Talent:  This category is expanded to allow companies to hire skilled workers from the digital technology sector of any country.  Investors:  Visa extension may be permitted as a result of an investment delay (of more than three months) if the cause is unexpected and beyond the investor’s control.  Investors may have their leave reduced if they are unable to invest within first three months. They may also be subject to an increased waiting period before they are entitled to apply for settlement. Companies planning to hire or establish offices in the UK may benefit from the new amendments; however,it is advisable to understand and plan accordingly for the new requirements and procedures. For more information about doing business overseas or to learn more about our International HR Laws team please contact us. Subscribe to regular global tax compliance alerts from Nair & Co.
  2. 2. Get the latest news releases and updates on international tax, HR, Finance, compliance and other legal news at Nair & Co. Industry Alerts. About Nair & Co. Nair & Co., the leader in international business expansion services, provides accounting, HR, legal, tax and compliance services for the set up and management of your international operations. Our model of a single-point-of-contact, supported by internal teams of experienced advisors, helps clients expand business and manage risk so they can focus on their core business and sustain growth with minimal risk, stress and cost. We support nearly 250 clients in over 70 countries. Nair & Co. is headquartered in Bristol, UK, has 450 employees and offices in China, India, Japan, Singapore, and the US. Learn more at www.nair-co.com Media Contacts: For media enquiries or to learn to more about Nair & Co., please email us at media@nair-co.com or call Yvonne Smith at +1.408.501.8867

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