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UK rebrands ‘HTS’, moots rating most compliant sponsors

The term ‘Highly Trusted Sponsor’ will no longer be used to denote a UK education institution’s eligibility to sponsor Tier 4 visas from April 6, the Home Office has confirmed. And, according to a source close to The PIE News, it is considering bringing in a top-level rating for the most compliant providers later in the year.

US: 2015 cap on H-1B visas reached in 5 days

US Citizenship and Immigration Services have received sufficient petitions for the 'highly-skilled' HB-1 visa to fulfil its statutory cap within five days of starting to accept applications for the second year running. The visa is a key route to post-work study for international students and is used by businesses to employ STEM graduates.