Tier 2 and Tier 5 – Guidance On Sponsored Employees During Coronavirus

Across the globe, measures are being taken to combat the spread of coronavirus. This is causing mass disruption to inbound and outbound UK travel, in particular to migrants who are currently on temporary leave in the UK or who are…

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疫情到底造就了几个英国历史上的第一次?

全球新冠确诊病例累计达466,759例,累计死亡21,151例,治愈113,808例。英国累计确诊破万。美国日增确诊数全球最多。意大利和西班牙累计死亡病例都已超中国。 面对如此形势,英国也加大了抗疫力度,比如首相要求全民居家隔离至少三周。如果有人违反禁令,警察有权实施罚款、驱散聚会等行动。不仅如此关闭所有非生活必需品的商店、图书馆、游乐场、室外运动场所和宗教场所,所有的学校停课,公共场所禁止两个以上不住一起的人聚会。这都是此前历史上没有过的。那么除了“关门大吉”和“在家隔离”,还出现了哪些因疫情而产生的史上第一次呢? 1. 政府支付因疫情无法正常工作雇员80%的薪资 英国财政大臣里苏纳克于3月17日宣布,英国政府将为企业提供3300亿英镑贷款。对于零售、餐饮、娱乐等受疫情影响严重的行业,英国政府将免除企业12个月营业税,并为每家企业提供25,000英镑现金支持。对于英国70万家规模最小的企业,英国政府将为每家企业提供10,000英镑现金支持。受疫情影响而陷入困境的个人可推迟偿还贷款。全国企业可以暂时不用支付300亿英镑的增值税。为了保护就业,政府将为因病毒疫情无法工作的雇员支付八成的工资,每月最多可达2500英镑。苏纳克说,这一决定是为了阻止雇主因为疫情裁减员工。英国似乎是实现了某种程度的战时共产主义 2. 两次延长签证期限 内政部曾在二月发布了疫情影响下的新移民法,规定凡是在新冠肺炎疫情爆发前就合法在英停留的中国公民(包括中国留学生),若签证在1月24日至3月30日之间过期,该签证将自动延期至3月31日。 然而随着全球疫情的爆发和旅行限制的影响,英国内政大臣普里蒂·帕特尔(Priti Patel)又于英国时间3月24日宣布因疫情原因导致无法返回本国的各国公民,签证将被延期至5月31日。但是需要向移民局报备个人信息,我们也为大家准备好了邮件模板。 3. 长期英国签证可在境内转换 我们知道很多情况下,如果要申请英国长期签证,是需要回到本国进行申请的。比如Tier 5 到Tier 2签证的转换,是需要回到原籍国进行申请。然而受疫情的影响,各国的英国签证中心也都陆续暂停服务,英国内政部与移民局也发布了适用于疫情下的签证申请新规。直到5月31日前,那些需要返回本国进行长期签证申请的申请人都可以在英国境内递签,只要满足签证申请的要求和支付相关费用即可。这也适用于签证已经被自动延期至3月31日的申请者。申请人可以在线申请。 受疫情影响,很多持有Tier 2和Tier 5签证的雇员也开始在家工作,通常情况下他们的雇主需要向移民局报告他们的缺勤或工作变化状况,但此时雇主不必向移民局报告此类雇员由疫情导致的缺勤等变化。 自从COVID-19爆发以来,由于航班取消和边境限制,许多外国人无法返回家园。当由于COVID-19导致情况无法控制时,他们不会因逾期签证而受到处罚。英国将人们的健康和福祉放在第一位,没有人因无法控制的情况受到惩罚! 英国政府真的在采取很多积极措施,我们也会持续关注政府发布的最新疫情措施。如果您有任何与签证有关的问题,欢迎咨询我们。 特殊时期,我们希望与您携手同渡。愿平安。 英国签证伙伴是英国内政部移民事务专属的法律机构,提供首签、续签、永居、入籍一站式服务

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Template: How to apply for UK visa extension related to coronavirus.

If you’re in the UK and your leave expires between 24 January 2020 and 31 May 2020. Your visa will be extended to 31 May 2020if you cannot leave the UK because of travel restrictions or self-isolation related to coronavirus…

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模板:如何向英国移民局发邮件续签英国签证

因疫情原因而无法返回本国的公民,英国签证可以继续被延期! 因疫情原因而无法返回本国的公民,英国签证可以继续被延期! 因疫情原因而无法返回本国的公民,英国签证可以继续被延期! 可延至5月31日! 可延至5月31日! 可延至5月31日! 内政大臣普里蒂·帕特尔(Priti Patel)于英国时间3月24日宣布此新规,这将适用于由于疫情,或各国旅行限制,航班取消或自我隔离中而导致无法返回原国籍的任何人。 但是,当事人需向移民局发邮件报备个人信息,包括: 全名(包括任何中间名)出生日期(年/月/日)国籍之前的签证号无法返回自己国家的原因: 具体英国怎么发邮件说明呢? 模板奉上! 首先发邮件给 Email: CIH@homeoffice.gov.uk 邮件主题可以填写为 Visa extension enquiry 其次是正文 Dear Sir/Madam, I am requesting an extension of stay on behalf of my [签证类型],Unfortunately, due to the [ 原因,例如:travel restrictions reasons related to coronavirus], my…

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The latest updates for UK visa applications in different countries

In light of the current Coronavirus alert, UK visa applications in few countries temporay closed

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UK government to pay 80% of wages for those not working in coronavirus crisis

Coronavirus is spreading in the UK, and the number of confirmed cases has risen from only a few to nearly 6,000. It pushed goverment to take measures to control such as close schools, pubs, restaurants, send employers work from home…

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Shall I apply to extend stay in the UK when Coronavirus spread?

Recently, we have received a lot of messages from our clients. Their UK visa are about to expire, but during the time of coronavirus spread period, they were worried about get infected when traveling.So, can you extend your visa or…

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How to apply for a UK spouse or partner visa

The “Regulations on Permanent Residence of Foreigners”, which has been buzzing a while ago, has caused many Chinese netizens to be puzzled and angry. In particular, the application for permanent residence in China through the spouse channel has received the…

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Coronavirus and the UK immigration system

Measures taken to combat the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus have caused considerable disruption to global mobility. Travel in and out of China has been severely disrupted, with an immediate impact on UK immigration. Chinese residents are both stuck in…

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After new UK visa point based system launched, government advice employers apply for Tier 2 sponsor licences

Home Secretary, Priti Patel, unveiled the UK’s new points-based visa and immigration system on 19 February, 2020 after Brexit. The new immigration bill will come into effect from 1 January, 2021 and will treat EU and non-EU citizens equally. New…

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