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November 11th, 2011

Permits2Work Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary

The firm has been operating for over 10 years and is widely regarded as one of the leading UK immigration specialists.

Dealing with all aspects of UK immigration and registered to the highest level with the Office of the Immigration Service Commissioner (OISC), Permits2Work has successfully represented clients in all manner of visa applications and Tribunal appeals spanning across the last decade.

The firms Principle and Managing Director, Sharman Paterson, commented that “We have always strived to provide our clients with a professional service on a personal level, from individual to corporate applications. We pride ourselves on an exceptionally high level of customer service at a competitive price”.

This was demonstrated in one of our most defining cases at the Upper Tribunal, which resulted in a successful decision after three years of hard work and advocacy.

The firm wishes to thank its loyal client base and is looking forward to the next decade of representing clients on all UK immigration matters.

October 30th, 2011

Tier 2 Occupations Cut by UK Government

The UK Border Agency has further reduced the number of recognised Tier 2 occupations by 40,000 jobs, bringing the total number of skilled professions to 190,000.

This change follows recommendations made to the UK Government by the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC)

The report gave a clear statement of which occupations are skilled and those which should be filled by resident workers (those not subject to UK immigration control).  This revised list has removed the following jobs from the Tier 2 occupation list:

  • secondary education biology teachers
  • speech and language therapists
  • pharmacists
  • orthoptists
  • veterinary surgeons
  • rank and file orchestral musicians
June 21st, 2011

Immigration Scam – Fake Job Offers

UK Visa Appeal has been contacted by a number of people who have been offered bogus jobs, within international companies, as part of a global immigration scam.

The jobs are posted onto a recruitment site. Once the person registers their interest in the role, they receive an email from an ‘agent’ asking for money to be transferred to take care of visa fees. In addition to the above, the email requests that the paperwork is sent to another address in the UK.

These bogus job offers promise a high salary or commission (or both), working at a famous or well-known establishment such as a hotel chain. These are not real. Once the money has been paid, the agent does not contact the person again. This is known as an ‘advance-fee fraud’.

There are hundreds of bogus websites on the Internet; offering bogus employment in the UK. These ‘agents’ normally use mobile telephone numbers and request that funds are sent via western union or similar. If you are in doubt, do not send any money overseas.

January 28th, 2009

UK Visa Appeal Unveils New-Look Website

Welcome to the new UK Visa Appeal website. This website is designed to help those who have been refused visas to the UK and wish to appeal against the decision. Read the rest of this entry »