We would like to inform our valued client's, that due to continued and successful growth of the business we have now sought new premises in Mayfair, London. The new office located at Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J 6BD will help EA Visas to operate from a larger office and a more convenient location which, we hope will make it easier for our client's to locate us.
Located just of Regent Street and Piccadilly, we are a short 3-5 minute walk from Oxford Circus, Piccadilly and Green Park tube stations.
EA Visas looks forward to assisting it's client with immigration and visa queries.
(*Please note that we will move to our new address as of Monday 3rd October, however we will still also be available at our China Town office.).
Following on from several reports that artist have been put of from coming to the UK due to the amount of ‘red-tape’ involved in obtaining a UK visa, further attacks are coming through – calling the process time-consuming and costly.
A former employee for the Tate Modern has admitted that artist have been discourage by the visa requirements and instead looked at the possibility for applying for cheaper and simple UK tourist visa.
The former employee who wishes to remain anonymous, commented:
"Artists were not 'encouraged' to come as tourists, but told not to apply for working visas as the requirements for entry in the UK for a short visit – including a simple presentation, for talks and conference participation – and its attached low payment would have been subject to long working visa processing, and that would have made my work impossible,"
In June, many artists called for reform to UK visas requirements by making it easier for artist to come to the UK. The current system requires sponsorship from UK based companies under the points-based system.
A response from Tate Modern is yet to be published.
Statistics published by Citizenship and Immigration Canada show a decline in the number of visas, which were grated in the quarter one of 2011. The figures also show a decline in every category compared with the same period in 2010.
The figures also show a 25% decline in those granted permanent residency – 84,083 in 2010 compared with just 63,224 in 2011.
The decline is result of drops in each and every category of visas, which include work visas and family visas. The publications of the figures come at a time when the Canadian Immigration Minister, Jason Kenney, is in the process of conducting a public consultation on the country’s immigration policies.