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UK Immigration

UK's post-Brexit visa strategy to benefit Indian students, professionals

The UK's future skills-based immigration system, tabled in the House of Commons on Wednesday by UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid, removes any cap on highly-skilled migrants.

Dec 20, 2018, 10:35 AM IST

Highly-skilled Indian professionals in UK step up protest against ‘hostile’ immigration policies

The Highly Skilled Migrants group represents nearly 1,000 doctors, engineers, IT professionals and teachers.

Feb 20, 2018, 09:36 AM IST

UK visa fees set for big hike

The British government is set to increase visa fees across most categories of applications from March 18, in a move that will affect thousands of Indians who were the largest group of skilled workers to be granted visas to live and work in Britain last year

Mar 07, 2016, 15:44 PM IST

UK cracks down on employing illegal workers

UK immigration minister James Brokenshire issued a stark warning to so-called "rogue employers" of hundreds of raids to clamp down on the practice.

Aug 10, 2015, 20:37 PM IST

Three quarters of Britons want less immigration: Survey

Immigration has become a key topic heading into a 2015 election, at which increased support for the anti-immigration UK Independence Party (UKIP) could hamper Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party.

Jan 07, 2014, 12:32 PM IST

China overtakes India in UK migration figures

The majority of people migrating to Britain are now from China, displacing India as the topmost country of origin of migrants.

Nov 28, 2013, 23:41 PM IST

UK relaxes business and education immigration rules

According to the new rules, visitors to the UK will be allowed a short period of study or training as part of their stay.

Sep 07, 2013, 17:36 PM IST

Drop in number of Indians migrating to Britain

The number of immigrants arriving for study in the UK is now similar to the estimated number of people arriving for work, the ONS said.

Aug 29, 2013, 17:32 PM IST

UK visa: Britain confirms £3,000 cash bond from India

Britain's Home Office was Monday at the centre of a volley of confusing statements around the proposed 3,000 pounds visa bonds for visitors from six "high-risk" countries, including India.

Jul 29, 2013, 18:54 PM IST

Vaz panel warns against UK immigration backlog

A House of Commons committee headed by Indian-origin British MP Keith Vaz has issued a stern warning against the mounting immigration backlog in the UK.

Jul 13, 2013, 18:19 PM IST

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".

Mar 25, 2013, 22:05 PM IST

Immigration `chaos` at Heathrow airport?

Angry passengers reported that there were only three immigration officials on duty last night to clear thousands of passengers from outside the UK and European Union.

Apr 28, 2012, 00:16 AM IST

UK not to allow Indians to work post studies

A facility that allowed Indian students to work here for two years after their courses are over will be closed from Friday as part of the Cameron government's drive to cut migration, which may put-off those aspiring to study in the UK.

Apr 05, 2012, 16:48 PM IST

New UK immigration rule to cover Indians

Indian citizens with permission to settle in the UK permanently will need to apply for a BRP as part of changes in immigration rules intended to make it harder for non-European Union (EU) nationals to work illegally.

Feb 28, 2012, 23:05 PM IST

New UK immigration rule to cover Indians

Indian citizens with permission to settle in the UK permanently will need to apply for a biometric residence permit (BRP) as part of changes in immigration rules intended to make it harder for non-EU nationals to work illegally and abuse the benefit system.

Feb 28, 2012, 20:24 PM IST

Only "quality" migrants welcome, says UK

In a move bound to create ripples, Britain Thursday announced a shift of focus in its immigration policy which now seeks to welcome only those Indian and other non-EU immigrants "who add to the quality of life" barring others with a low income potential.

Feb 02, 2012, 19:01 PM IST

UK for higher cash bar to sponsor non-EU spouses

Called the 'family route' of migration, Home Office figures show that it is used the most to bring in people from India and Pakistan.

Nov 16, 2011, 21:49 PM IST