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UK to Refund Tourist Visa Fees for Chinese

UK to Refund Tourist Visa Fees for Chinese

September, 2014

The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has stated changes to tourist visas which will refund the cost of around 25,000 visas for tourists from China in an attempt to attract more Chinese visitors to the UK.
British Embassy Improves Visa Application Process for Filipinos

British Embassy Improves Visa Application Process for Filipinos

August, 2014

The British Embassy in the Philippines has announced number of improvements in visa application services in the nation, including the enhancement in visa process in Manila and Cebu City.
An Alternative to the UK Family Migration Route

An Alternative to the UK Family Migration Route

August, 2014

Since the court ruled in favour of the Home Office's new minimum income threshold for UK Family Visa's, it has become a mammoth task for many UK citizens to sponsor their non-EU partners or children to stay or join them permanently in the UK. However, there is an alternative option available; The Surinder Singh route. The Surinder Singh Route is a method that can be used to bring your family members into the UK using your rights as an EU member as opposed to a UK Citizen.

 Changes to UK Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa Route Announced

Changes to UK Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa Route Announced

August, 2014

In order to prevent the UK Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa stream from fraudsters, an announcement of changes to this visa type has been made on July 10, 2014 by the UK's immigration minister James Brokenshire.
UK Launches a New Visa for Chinese Mathematics

UK Launches a New Visa for Chinese Mathematics

August, 2014

The UK’s Home Office has added a new 12 month “mathematics teacher exchange” scheme to the Tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange) route. This plan is to bring around 60 maths teachers from Shanghai to work in the UK in March.
UK Improves the Visa System for Chinese Nationals

UK Improves the Visa System for Chinese Nationals

August, 2014

The UK Home Office on early August announced a new improvement to the visa system in China, including 24-hour visa service, the expansion of mobile biometrics, and applying for both UK and Schengen visas with a single form.
New Income Requirements Announced for Family sponsorship

New Income Requirements Announced for Family sponsorship

July, 2014

The result of a recent UK Court of Appeal judgment upholds the recently revised income threshold requirements imposed under the new family migration rules.

In July 2012, the UK government introduced a revised minimum income threshold for British citizens to sponsor a non-EEA spouse or partner or child to come and live in the UK. Its purpose was to ensure that family migrants do not become reliant on local taxpayers for support and are encouraged to integrate effectively.

UK Announces Changes in Visa Application Centres in Nigeria

UK Announces Changes in Visa Application Centres in Nigeria

July, 2014

It is announced that the new commercial partner for UK visa services, Teleperformance Ltd, takes over the running of visa application centres in Lekki, Lagos with the effect from July, 2014.
UK Upgrades New Visa Regime for Chinese Applicants

UK Upgrades New Visa Regime for Chinese Applicants

July, 2014

It is now easier for Chinese nationals to come to the UK thanks to a series of reforms to the UK’s visa regime announced by the UK’s Home Secretary, Theresa May.
Indian, Chinese Tourists Can Travel to UK and Ireland by Joint Visa

Indian, Chinese Tourists Can Travel to UK and Ireland by Joint Visa

July, 2014

A joint visa initiative to be launched this autumn will allow visitors from China and India travel between Ireland and the UK.