Carl founded Visalogic in 2006. He serves as the Director, while also working directly with new and existing clients and providing professional immigration advice to some of the UK's most successful companies, hospitality service providers, and sporting organisations. Carl has been involved in UK immigration for over 20 years and has a wealth of commercial experience and real world know-how that he uses on a daily basis to ensure UK employers and the skilled migrants they employ are compliant with UK immigration laws and regulations.

Home Office to recruit 1,300 additional UK immigration border staff

30 Mar 2018 | Posted by Carl Thomas

The Home Office is set to recruit an additional 1,300 border staff to ensure stringent UK immigration checks take place after Brexit, according to Home Secretary Amber Rudd. Rudd confirmed the new staff members are due to be in place by the end of the UK’s Brexit negotiations in 202...

No UK immigration record of 600,000 overseas nationals due for deportation

28 Mar 2018 | Posted by Carl Thomas

The Home Office has no UK immigration record of departure of more than 600,000 overseas nationals who should have left Britain, according to an inspection report. The UK immigration watchdog has revealed the figure while simultaneously accusing the government of “over-promising&rdqu...

Employers concerned over post-Brexit UK visa restrictions

26 Mar 2018 | Posted by Carl Thomas

British employers are concerned that Brexit negotiations could result in restrictions on their ability to recruit workers form the European Economic Area (EEA), according to the Migration and Advisory Committee (MAC). According to an interim report, employers are fearful that the country&...

Durham academics secure indefinite leave to remain in the UK

23 Mar 2018 | Posted by Carl Thomas

The Home Office has confirmed that Dr Schwartz-Marin and Dr Arely Cruz-Santiago have been granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK following a review of their applications. The couple were threatened with deportation after spending 270 days outside the country while completing humanit...

Oxford family facing deportation over UK visa issues

21 Mar 2018 | Posted by Carl Thomas

A family from east Oxford may be forced to return to Afghanistan, despite concerns they could face the death penalty, as a result of issues with their UK visas. Hassan Bamyani originally escaped his home country in 2001 due to fearing for his life as a result of teaching girls and boys. A...

Ministers ‘must not cave’ on UK immigration Brexit deal

19 Mar 2018 | Posted by Carl Thomas

UK immigration campaign group Migration Watch UK has called for the government to ensure that a sharp fall in EU migration figures is a “red line” when it comes to Brexit trade negotiations. In a new report, the group argues that the government must reject all calls from EU of...

Science and engineering campaign groups call for UK immigration reform

16 Mar 2018 | Posted by Carl Thomas

The Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) has called for changes to UK immigration policies that they argue are creating “barriers” to the advancement of British research. In a recently published document, the group urged Britain to make changes in order to maintain the ...

‘Golden’ UK visas should be assessed for ‘dirty money’

14 Mar 2018 | Posted by Carl Thomas

 UK visas awarded to those with more than £2 million to invest in the country should be reviewed to remove the possibility of introducing “dirty money” into the British economy, according to a former minister. Labour’s Dame Margaret Hodge highlighted that Russ...

Britain ends indefinite UK visa extension for Turkey

12 Mar 2018 | Posted by Carl Thomas

Turkish people and their British families will no longer be eligible for a specific and very popular type of UK visa extension, but will be able to apply for multi-year extensions, according to the UK government. According to the Home Office, the UK will no longer be accepting application...

Government urged to scrap UK immigration exemption from Data Protection Bill

09 Mar 2018 | Posted by Carl Thomas

Campaigners have called on the government to remove part of the Data Protection Bill that could prevent people from accessing UK immigration data held by officials. The bill, which was originally passed through the House of Lords at the start of the year, poses a number of concerns, accor...