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by ArgieBee
Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored)
Topic: Is Tier 2 General VISA is Legal to do contracting?
Replies: 27
Views: 12319
Ireland

Under tier 2, you are supposed to be the employee of the sponsorship company and the sponsorship company is required to pay you the salary stated on the CoS/visa application. Are they still paying you the salary? Did you have to pay them before they would sponsor you? How much of your contract rate ...
by ArgieBee
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored)
Topic: Which Companies Sponsor for UK Work Visas
Replies: 3
Views: 2734
Ireland

DBBAs were removed from the list of jobs that could be sponsored under tier 2 ( the Codes if Practice) April 2011.
by ArgieBee
Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Work Permit + ICT ILR query On Less tax deducted in P60
Replies: 8
Views: 1930
Ireland

What happened between November 2010 and March 2011? Were you still working in the UK but not getting payslips? It sounds like your company was treating July to October as a business visit and not employment, and also assuming you were not tax resident in the UK for that period. Maybe one of the expe...
by ArgieBee
Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored)
Topic: Switching from WorK Permit to Tier-2 - refusal
Replies: 20
Views: 4662
Ireland

You may want to look up the recent (from the summer) Owolabi and R Alvi cases. The tribunals found that the tier 2 visa could not be refused based on the job and salaries listed in the codes of practice. The decisions seem to be based on the fact that the codes of practice are not lawful as they hav...
by ArgieBee
Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored)
Topic: SOC CODE FOR DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR AND ANALYST
Replies: 5
Views: 1480
Ireland

DBAs were removed from the codes of practice in April as the weren't considered graduate level jobs.
by ArgieBee
Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored)
Topic: ICT Duration Time
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Ireland

The new rules are that you can stay up to 5 years, but these will not count to ILR.
by ArgieBee
Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored)
Topic: Tier 2 Extension rules - Please help...
Replies: 15
Views: 5611
Ireland

The minimum salary for Long Term Staff is £40k. If you are on much less than that then your employer may not want to bring you back in that category.
by ArgieBee
Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored)
Topic: Tier 2 General Contract employment query
Replies: 11
Views: 5804
Ireland

but what salary are they ging to pay you...

The umbrella company is going to take you on as an employee and sponsor you. When they apply for the CoS, then they will ned to state the salary that they will pay you and that must be at or above the appropriate rate. If they sponsor you and are relying on you to find contract work via agencies, th...
by ArgieBee
Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored)
Topic: Tier 2 ICT to Tier 2 general
Replies: 94
Views: 31580
Ireland

In fact see NASSCOM's submission to the HO on their site: http://www.nasscom.in/upload/GTD/Newsletter%20Documents/Dec2010/UKBA_MAC_consultation_response.pdf Question 6: "The least negative way of achieving cuts would be achieved by preventing applicants switching routes." I think they put the argume...
by ArgieBee
Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored)
Topic: Tier 2 ICT to Tier 2 general
Replies: 94
Views: 31580
Ireland

I heard a rumour about 7 or 8 months ago (and I don't know if it was true), that NASSCOM did suggest to the government that switching from tier 2 ICT while in country should not be allowed.
by ArgieBee
Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored)
Topic: Is the Cooling Off period implemented for Tier2 (ICT) Visas
Replies: 3
Views: 2800
Ireland

As far as I understand it, the 12 month cooling off period only applies if you were on a shorter term ICT visa and want to return on a shorter term ICT visa, or if you are were on a longer term ICT visa and want to return on an ICT visa. It does not apply if returning under tier 2 general, or if you...
by ArgieBee
Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored)
Topic: Tier 2 ICT to Tier 2 general
Replies: 94
Views: 31580
Ireland

@sarath1212 I agree that it is unclear if the UKBA will allow switching to tier 2 general for pre 06-04-2011 ICTs. You could try contacting them and post the answer. However the cap for tier 2 general (20,700) is high for the first year. There were only 8,555 entry clearances for tier 2 general in 2...
by ArgieBee
Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored)
Topic: Tier 2 ICT to Tier 2 general
Replies: 94
Views: 31580
Ireland

I think it was also in the February statement of intent issued by the UKBA. Page 9: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/aboutus/reports/soi-tier2/tier2-soi-transitional-measures?view=Binary It is not an error that in-country switching from tier 2 ICT to tier 2 general has been re...
by ArgieBee
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: UK Tier 1 (Post-Study Work) visas THIS ROUTE IS CLOSED
Topic: Immigration reforms and future of Tier 1 (PSW)
Replies: 896
Views: 199905
Ireland

[quote="skepticalgod"]I was so happy to get admission to london school of economics but yesterdays consultation report has made me feel very dissappointed. The huge tuition fee was already a burden & psw was a hope to reduce that burden. now the psw stopper has made things worse :( I really want a m...
by ArgieBee
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UK and EU working on sp provision for Indian professionals?
Replies: 4
Views: 1106
Ireland

EU India FTA

The free trade agreement is likely to introduce some new categories for contractual service providers and independent professionals. These are only likely to be temporary 1 year visas.
by ArgieBee
Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored)
Topic: Tier2 ICT to Tier2 General & Query on Cooling periods
Replies: 1
Views: 818
Ireland

As an ICT, there are tax relief benefits for the first two years. The agreemememt is more likely with HMRC.

You can switch but that that may change soon.

Good luck.
by ArgieBee
Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: Switching from Tier 2 (Indian Company like TC,CTS) to Tier 1
Replies: 8
Views: 3996
Ireland

Are those payments net? Don't forget that the salary points are for gross salary (i.e. including taxes). You can also use 12 consecutive months in the last 15 and use the multiplier for your home salary before you were deputed to the UK. However you need to include months in the UK that pay £25,000...
by ArgieBee
Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: UK Student Visas
Topic: Statistics on International Students
Replies: 7
Views: 1743
Ireland

HESA produce stats on the number of UK/EU/non-EU students enrolled on higher education courses: http://www.hesa.ac.uk/dox/pressOffice/sfr142/SFR142_Table1.pdf http://www.hesa.ac.uk/dox/pressOffice/sfr142/SFR142_Table2.pdf The MAC report on tier 1 also had some data. http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk...
by ArgieBee
Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: MAC Report Suggestions - Limits on Tier1 & Tier2
Replies: 3
Views: 841
Ireland

The lowest suggested cap for tier 1 is 8000 which , pro rata, is actually an increase over the interim cap.

Although tier 1 takes a bigger share of the cut, it is now shared with ICTs.
If ICTs are excluded and the cuts are redistributed then tier 1 will drop significantly.
by ArgieBee
Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:15 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Is the Nick Boles surety a good idea?
Replies: 7
Views: 1483
Ireland

The same person can work in UK under a tier 2 ICT visa and get a taxable salary of less £8 per hour (and conribute little tax); and then switch to tier 1, change employer and get paid over £40 per hour (and pay lots of tax). Which is better for the UK and the person? Which makes big profits for co...
by ArgieBee
Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Is the Nick Boles surety a good idea?
Replies: 7
Views: 1483
Ireland

The interesting point is that it refunded after you pay taxes so in the long run it costs nothing but reassures Daily Mail readers that the people coming in are good taxpayers (like the vast majority of people on tier 1).

It is the reason why those on tier 1 should be encouraged and welcomed.
by ArgieBee
Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Is the Nick Boles surety a good idea?
Replies: 7
Views: 1483
Ireland

Is the Nick Boles surety a good idea?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1317494/Tory-MP-urges-migrants-shell-5k-use-public-services.html Would you pay £5000 if you could reclaim it once you had paid a certain amount of tax? Most tier 1 would have paid many times that in tax and national insurance after a couple of years. Finding ...
by ArgieBee
Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: US immigration
Topic: B1 in lieu of H1B
Replies: 3
Views: 1630
Ireland

Probably a bit more than just meeting with the client and knowledge transfer, but all payments will be in the UK.
by ArgieBee
Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:25 am
Forum: US immigration
Topic: B1 in lieu of H1B
Replies: 3
Views: 1630
Ireland

B1 in lieu of H1B

A friend has a small company that is contracted to provide services to a UK branch of a US company. The client would like him to go to the US for a couple months. The work would more than appropriate for a B1. Does the 'B1 in lieu if H1B' still exist? Would it be appropriate? Does anyone have experi...
by ArgieBee
Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: Tier 1: Prev Earnings : Indian Salary + UK Allowance
Replies: 31
Views: 5937
Ireland

How is your actual salary different from your P60? Your P60 should show gross and deductions and that should match your payslips. I think it has been mentioned before that this company does not provide proper payslips that you are legally entitled to. It sounds like you would qualify if you can get ...
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