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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

UK to suspend 'golden visa', used by super rich Indians, over abuse fears

The UK government on Thursday said it plans to suspend a visa category used by many high net worth Indians over fears that it was being misused.

Dec 06, 2018, 20:34 PM IST

British PM Theresa May joins Narendra Modi in seeking action against those backing terror

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called for action against state sponsors of terrorism.

Nov 07, 2016, 23:22 PM IST

UK Visa issue: Theresa May offers easier scheme for Indian businessmen, to welcome brightest students

A joint statement issued after Modi-May talks, said the two Prime Ministers agreed that ensuring simple and effective visa systems depended critically on cooperation to protect the integrity of border and immigration systems.

Nov 07, 2016, 21:03 PM IST

UK visa crackdown: FICCI expresses concern, calls on Brit govt to exercise 'caution'

FICCI Wednesday expressed concerns over the UK government's recent announcements indicating tightening of visa regulations for students and professionals from outside the European Union, including India.

Oct 12, 2016, 22:04 PM IST

Finally! Sarod virtuoso Amjad Ali Khan gets UK visa

If reports are to be believed, his application was rejected a week ago due to incomplete information.

Aug 20, 2016, 10:10 AM IST

Visa denial: UK mission to speak to Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan

 UK High Commission today said it will speak to Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, a day after his visa application was rejected.

Aug 13, 2016, 17:35 PM IST

UK report calls for cheaper, simpler visas for Indians

India should be included in Britain's cheaper two-year visitor visa scheme to attract more Indians to the UK that will strengthen the already close bilateral ties, a new report released here said on Tuesday.

Jul 05, 2016, 19:55 PM IST

Mohammad Amir receives UK visa, free to face England after match-fixing scandal

The visa clearance means that Amir, 24, will be allowed to play in England for the first time since being convicted of spot-fixing six years ago.

Jun 09, 2016, 23:09 PM IST

Now, UK union alleges visa rule abuse by Tatas

Mounting their pressure on Tata Group amid job loss fears from a planned sale of British steel business, a leading labour union today accused the Indian conglomerate of "flouting visa rules" for its IT unit TCS.

Apr 06, 2016, 23:29 PM IST

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.

Apr 06, 2016, 18:20 PM IST

Indian professionals in UK face uncertain future over new visa rules

Indian professionals are making a last-ditch effort to appeal to the UK government over a new 35,000 pounds salary threshold requirement which comes into effect from Wednesday

Apr 04, 2016, 21:25 PM 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 announces new measures for improving visa services in India

The UK Tuesday announced a series of measures for improving its visa services including expanding the same day, super-priority services to first-time visitors from India, one of Britain's largest visa markets.

Feb 16, 2016, 22:33 PM IST

Britain's tied visa rules fuel abuse of live-in maids, nannies

When Susi, a single mother from the Philippines, left for a job in Qatar, she convinced herself it was a sacrifice worth making for her children at home.

May 28, 2015, 13:01 PM IST

In blow to PM Cameron, lawmakers criticise UK''s immigration "mess"

Britain`s border and immigration system is a "mess", lawmakers said on Wednesday in a report which will increase pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron`s government to take a tougher line on migrants ahead of next year`s national election.

Oct 29, 2014, 07:22 AM IST

Indians to benefit from new Irish-UK visa deal

India will be one of the first countries to benefit from a new joint visa scheme signed between Ireland and the UK here on Monday.

Oct 06, 2014, 23:52 PM IST

British Airways launches visa-linked offer for travellers

After Indian carriers wooed the travellers with discounted fares, it is now the turn of foreign player British Airways (BA) to launch an offer which allows customers avail a discount that equals the cost of their six-month UK visa.

May 06, 2014, 22:45 PM IST

Britain considers visa auctions for millionaires

Visas to settle down in Britain could be auctioned to some of the wealthiest bidders under new proposals being considered by the UK government.

Feb 25, 2014, 21:28 PM IST

Britain considers dramatic visa fee hike; could hit India

The UK plans to significantly increase visa fees to plug a 50 million pound gap in its budget, a move that can hit Prime Minister David Cameron's efforts to boost student and business visits from countries like India.

Feb 24, 2014, 22:47 PM IST