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UK new visa crackdown likely to hurt Indian IT professionals hard

UK new visa crackdown likely to hurt Indian IT professionals hard

In a crackdown to curb its soaring immigration figures, the UK government has announced changes to its visa policy for non-EU nationals, which will affect a large number of Indians especially IT professionals.

Good News! UK visa changes not to impact majority of Indian professionals

Good News! UK visa changes not to impact majority of Indian professionals

Under the changes to the Tier 2 norms effective from Wednesaday, non-EU workers will need to earn at least 35,000 pounds to remain in the UK for longer than six years unless they are working in a PhD-level occupation or a job which is on the UK's Shortage Occupation List, including nurses.

"Unfair and discriminatory" visa bond angers UK Indians

The UK Home Office has announced the pilot scheme for the six high-risk Afro-Asian countries to run for 12 months from November.

UK's new visa bond scheme comes under attack

Senior politicians across party lines and Indian industry Monday called "unfair and discriminatory" the UK government's plans to introduce a controversial new visa bond scheme that would force visitors from countries posing "high risk" to pay 3,000 pounds for a six-month visa.

New UK visa rules ‘highly discriminatory’: CII

According to a 'Sunday Times' report, tourists aged 18 and over would be forced to hand over 3,000 pounds (Rs 2.7 lakh) for a six-month visit visa, which they will forfeit if they overstay in Britain.

David Cameron talks tough on immigration

In a bid to cut down on immigration, British Prime Minister David Cameron Monday announced a string of tough measures to over-turn the country's "soft touch" image, saying new immigrants should not expect benefits like a "home on arrival".

UK visa: Visitors may have to deposit bail-like security bonds

Britain's coalition government Friday announced a major crackdown on immigration, including introducing an Australian-style "security bonds" system.

Britain calls for relaxation of UK visa rules

British business secretary has urged the nation's Home Office to relax visa rules for international visitors, including those from India and China, to help promote inward investment.

Britain’s SC strikes down key UK migrant rule for foreign workers

Britain's Supreme Court has struck down a key provision in immigration rules for foreign workers on the ground that it had not been scrutinised by parliament.