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:
This category is expanded to allow companies to hire skilled workers from the digital
technology sector of any country.
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.
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