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LS Legal News Bulletin

This page is dedicated to recent news, updates and opinions from LS Legal Solicitors, as well as blogs and discussions.We want to know your opinion on various legal issues and we welcome your participation in our debates.

No TOEFL and IELTS required now for healthcare professionals to work in UK

Thursday 10th October 2019

According to new visa rules doctors, nurses, dentists and midwives with valid Occupational English Test (OET) scores will be exempt from the English language requirement…

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September Updates to Start-Up and Innovator Categories

Tuesday 24th September 2019

Published earlier this month, the statement of changes to the Immigration Rules is set to provide a few minor amendments to the Start-Up and Innovator…

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Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List is Expanding

Saturday 21st September 2019

The new changes to the shortage occupation list (SOL) have been announced earlier this month by the UK immigration minister. Following recommendations by the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) in May 2019 review, the shortage…

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Immigration Rules Changes – Tier 2 Route

Monday 16th September 2019

On 09 September 2019, the Home Office set out a number of changes to the Immigration Rules, in a document called a Statement…

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Two-year post-study work visa is back!

Thursday 12th September 2019

Thousands of international students studying in the UK are happy to hear that the two-year post-study work visa has returned. Specific visa route was introduced in 2004 and canceled by Theresa May in 2012 as Home Secretary. She considered the two-year post-study work visa was "too generous". Afterward,…

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Endorsing Bodies - The Facts

Thursday 15th August 2019

Introduced earlier this year, Innovator visa and Start-Up visa require applicants to get an endorsement from one of the Endorsing Bodies listed in…

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The UK aims to break the record on visas for academics and researchers this year

Wednesday 31st July 2019

This autumn it is expected to see a decided shift in UK immigration policy toward being more welcoming to non-EU academics, scientists and researchers; a group commonly defined as "the brightest and the best" as was first coined by David Cameron…

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Life in the UK test contract awarded to PSI Services

Monday 22nd July 2019

On 17 July 2019 the Home Office announced that a current provider PSI Services has been awarded the Life in the UK contract for…

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The State of the UK Immigration System

Friday 12th July 2019

In his latest article, Thom Brooks, an academic expert on migration, believes that the flaws in UK immigration policy have been kept out of the headlines in favour of Brexit and the…

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Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment

Thursday 11th July 2019

Antigua & Barbuda, one of the most beautiful islands in Caribbean with beautiful beaches and comfortable climate, has recently launched a new citizenship…

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What visa options are available for overseas entrepreneurs willing to set up a business in UK?

Friday 5th July 2019

As you know, new Innovator and Start-up visas have replaced Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) from 29 March 2019. The crucial problem that occurred with the new Innovator and Start-up visa scheme is getting an endorsement letter which is quite a challenging task for now.…

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Migration Advisory Committee Recommends the Expansion of the Shortage Occupation List

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has recommended that the Shortage Occupation List should be extended. This list is used by the Government to allocate skilled work visas. If the Government accepts the committee proposals then there would be…

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