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ICC Cricket World Cup: Visa applications to UK surge as Indians plan to catch matches live

Interestingly, VFS Global, BHC's visa services partner alone received over 1,32,000 applications during the months of March and April this year, which accounts for around 65 per cent of the overall UK visa application count from 2019 January to April.

Indians to benefit as UK lifts cap on PhD-level work visas

The government's latest announcement is seen as the first step towards the complete removal of a cap on visas for skilled workers in 2021 when a new immigration system comes into force.


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

The proposals, set to be phased in from December 2021 after the proposed transition period for Britain's exit from the EU, claim to level the country's immigration playing field with the end of free movement for people from within the 28-member economic bloc.

UK launches review of monthly visa cap to ease entry for professionals

As part of the immigration changes, the government said it would ask the independent Migration Advisory Committee to review the composition of the Shortage Occupation List.

Over 30,000 sign petition in support of Indian professionals denied UK visas

An online petition started by the Highly Skilled Migrants group last week on the 38 Degrees campaign website to highlight the Home Office's alleged "abuse" of clause 322(5) attracted 30,800 signatures within days.

Indians will have to shell out double for health surcharge for UK visa

The surcharge, introduced in the UK in April 2015, will rise from 200 pounds to 400 pounds per year, with the discounted rate for foreign students being increased from 150 pounds to 300 pounds.


Highly-skilled Indian professionals protest unfair visa norms in UK

The protest on Wednesday focussed on the issue of indefinite leave to remain (ILR) applications being delayed or turned down by the UK Home Office on the basis of a section of the UK Immigration Act which is aimed at criminals and tax evaders.

No visa obstacles for Indian students: UK minister

The two countries agreed to provide support to 25,000 students and researchers from the UK to come to India over the next five years.

Raise UK visa bond issue with Prince Charles: Assocham to Govt

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne unveiled a liberal visa policy for the Chinese.

No move to finalise visa bond for Indians in UK soon: Bhagwati

It remains unclear how the bond will prevent people from violating Visa rules.