Given that we are already half way through February, this year seems to be getting off to a busy start. We are nearly ready to roll out phase 1 of our business improvement plan (running a bit behind schedule but excited nonetheless). Over the past few months, the UK government (and its politicians) have announced […]
Effective 31 December 2012, all South African passport holders seeking permission to work or live in the UK for periods longer than 6 months now require a compulsory TB X ray. Further to this requirement, the UKBA have only accredited 3 testing institutions that grant the needed health check recognition. Further details can be found […]
Effective 16 January 2012, South Africans are expected to process payment of their visa applications online through the Visa4UK website. This means that South Africans can no longer make use of cash deposits at Nedbank, EFT (Electronic Fund Transactions) or make use of Bank guaranteed cheques. Further to this, South Africans will not be granted […]
The UK system continually changes. In 2005 -2009 the UK allowed gap year students and tertiary qualified applicants to work in the UK. Since the 2009 recession, the UK government is more driven to prioritise locals with jobs as opposed to giving foreigners jobs. With this in mind, gap year students and tertiary qualified applicants […]
This speech was given by Home Office Immigration Minister, Damian Green, at the Royal Commonwealth Society on 6 September 2010. It details the thoughts on UK immigration in 2010. Further details can be found here.