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    Immigration – TIER 2 SPONSOR LICENCE

    If an employer in the UK wishes to employ skilled workers from outside the EEA as Tier 2 migrants they must first of all acquire a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence from the Home Office. The Tier 2 Sponsor Licence application consists of two parts: firstly an online application and, secondly, the submission to the Home Office of various documents about the organisation: documents that show that the organisation is respectable, that it has taken out the required types of insurance, that it is correctly registered for taxes, and so on. The Home Office are notoriously fussy about sponsor licence applications and in many cases, as part of the licence application…

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    Immigration – TIER 2 VISAS

    A Tier 2 visa enables a skilled or well-qualified non-EEA migrant to work for a UK-based employer in a skilled job, if that employer holds a Tier 2 sponsor licence and if they have sponsored the migrant. There are two basic types of Tier 2 visa: Tier 2 General visa Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer visa (often abbreviated to “Tier 2 ICT visa”) (There are also some others, which are more specialised: Tier 2 Sportsperson visa and Tier 2 Minister of Religion visa.) The Tier 2 General visa is for a situation where a UK-based employer wishes to employ a non-EEA national in a skilled job and they have not been…

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    Immigration – Representative of an Overseas Business Visa

    If an overseas company has no branch in the UK but wants to set up such a branch it may appoint a suitable senior employee to come to the UK, set up the branch, and manage it. Such a person may qualify for a Representative of an Overseas Business visa. (NB: This is different from a Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer visa: the UK branch has not yet been set up, and the Representative first of all has to set the UK branch up, and there is no formal sponsorship scheme for a Representative of an Overseas Business visa.) The Representative must not be a majority shareholder of the company and…

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    Интересная история приключилась с пакистанским Ромео и литовской Джульеттой в Верховном Суде Великобритании. Вот только Шекспир своих героев убил, а наших – Home Office депортировал. Эта история произошла в Эдинбурге. Локальный фактор важен хотя бы потому, что наш читатель сможет проследить различия между английской, уэльской и шотландской законодательными системами. Британское законодательство распространяется по всей территории Великобритании и Верховный Суд принимает решения по иммиграционным делам из всех частей этой большой страны. Она – уроженка Литвы, он – пакистанец. Молодая пара встретилась на дискотеке. По словам влюбленных все случилось с первого взгляда и через некоторое время было решено узаконить отношения в государственном органе регистрации брака. Гражданка Садовска находилась в стране абсолютно легально,…