Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Home Office Crackdown on Immigration Appeals Will See More Deportations

UK Home Secretary Theresa May’s visa restrictions contained in the new 2014 Immigration Act are already starting to bite over staying immigrants. New Immigration Rules empowering the Home Office to deport visa overstayers and illegal immigrants - in some cases with no right of appeal - much faster are forcing migrants and their families to leave the UK.
Legal migrants, such as students applying for visa extensions, can also be arrested by UK Border Officers and removed from the UK if their applications are refused by the Home Office and they no longer have valid leave to remain.
The booming UK economy, and more job openings than in anywhere else in the EU, has resulted in an increase in EU immigration from countries such as France, Italy, Spain and Romania. More and more Filipinos with EU passports are coming to the UK to work in care or nursing jobs in the NHS.

David Cameron has promised an in-out European Union referendum if the Conservatives are voted back into power on 7 May, the only mainstream party to give British people the option of leaving the EU. 
Election surveys all show that immigration is high on the list of British voter concerns, coming only second to the NHS and ahead of the economy! Around 40% of those polled want to see further restrictions particularly on immigrants claiming benefits, despite the fact that migrants are less likely to claim benefits.
On the whole, the British public do not mind migrants who come to the UK to work in jobs where there are shortages, such as care work or to fill the huge number of vacancies for nurses in the NHS or nursing homes.

Many NHS hospitals are again recruiting nurses and doctors in the EU and the Philippines, so if you are a nurse make sure you check the UK NMC website and obtain an IELTS English language test overall band score of 7.00. You will need a year’s clinical experience in a hospital – obviously not in a call centre or as a private or company nurse.

Tier 2 work permits are available for nurses, higher managerial level jobs or in ‘shortage occupations’, but not for care givers. Beware of fake job advertisements offering working visas for unskilled jobs in care or catering and stick to POEA approved agencies.

Concept Care Solutions are on the LPP framework list of agencies approved to recruit overseas nurses for NHS hospital jobs.

For more information on UK jobs, immigration advice, help with Sponsorship, Work Permits, Visa, ILR, Settlement, Citizenship, Dependant Visa, Leave to Remain or visa refusal, email 

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