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UK Launches New Premium Customer Service for Tier 4 Sponsors

On July 23, 2013, the UK Border Agency (UKBA) launched a new premium customer service for Tier 4 sponsors.

Thursday, 25 July 2013Read More

UK Launches New Pilot Passport Return Service for Tier 2 Visa Applicants

The UK Border Agency on July 22 announced the launch of a new pilot service that allows applicants for Tier 2 Intra company transfer (ICT) visas to have their passport returned before a decision has been made on their application.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013Read More

The UK and Ireland Propose a Pilot Single Travel Visa Scheme

A pilot single visa scheme for the UK and Ireland has been proposed by the two governments to attract more visitors to come to the two countries, especially visitors from China.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013Read More

UK Priority Visa Service Offered in Kuwait during Ramadan

According to Frank Baker, British Ambassador to Kuwait, a priority service is offered to those customers who would like to take advantage of an even quicker UK visa service during Ramadan.

Friday, 19 July 2013Read More

Mark Harper Says 300,000 UK Visa Issued for Chinese Applicants in 2012

In a comment written for UK travel magazine Travel Weekly, Immigration Minister Harper says: "The Home Office is running a good visa service in China."

Friday, 19 July 2013Read More

UK Annouced Proposals to Help Legitimate Businesses

New proposals to help legitimate businesses have been unveiled by the UK government on July9, 2013.

Friday, 19 July 2013Read More

UK Priority Visa Service Launched in Ireland

UK Border Agency (UKBA) has announced that a new priority visa service will be available for applicants in Ireland from 18 July 2013.

Thursday, 18 July 2013Read More

UK Priority Visa Service Launched in Norway

According to a recent announcement of the UK Border Agency (UKBA), a priority visa service has been available in Norway.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013Read More

UK Priority Visa Service Launched in Denmark

According to a recent announcement of the UK Border Agency (UKBA), a priority visa service has been available in Denmark since 11 July 2013.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013Read More

UK Priority Visa Service to Launch in the Netherlands

According to a recent announcement of the UK Border Agency (UKBA), a priority visa service will be available in the Netherlands from 10 July 2013.

Friday, 12 July 2013Read More

Minimum Income Threshold for UK Family Migrants

According to a recent announcement, the High Court handed down its judgment in a Judicial Review of the minimum income threshold for spouses/partners and children applying in the family route.

Thursday, 11 July 2013Read More

Employers Exploiting Illegal UK Migrant Labour to Face Doubled Fines

Rogue businesses are to face fines of up to £20,000 per illegal worker as part of an overhaul of immigration laws.

Thursday, 11 July 2013Read More

Educational Oversight Registration Opens for New UK Visa Applications

UK Border Agency on July 9 made an announcement on the opening of educational oversight registration for new applications.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013Read More

Planning Your Entry to the UK, Now that the Family Right of Appeal is Abolished

Recent changes to the law means that family visitors such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, nephews and first cousins, as well as immediate family who are refused a visa for a short visit to see family members living in the UK will lose the full right to appeal.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013Read More

Commonwealth Games Visit Visa Available for Family Members

Games family members for the Commonwealth Games are now able to apply for Commonwealth Games visit visas to enter the UK and prepare for the Games, UK Border Agency (UKBA) has recently announced.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013Read More

UK Launches Priority Visa Service in Pakistan

UK Border Agency (UKBA) has recently made an announcement on the launch of priority visa service in Pakistan during the summer months.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013Read More

New UK Visa Application Service in Bishkek

A mobile biometric clinic will be set up on 25 July 2013, allowing residents in Krygzstan to supply biometric information when applying for a UK visa, without having to travel to the UK visa application centre in Almaty, according to a recent announcement of the UK Border Agency.

Friday, 5 July 2013Read More

UK Welcomes Newest European Union Members

Under the UK immigration rules, Croatian nationals can now enter and live in the UK without permission because this country has become the 28th nation to join the European Union since Monday 1 July, 2013.

Friday, 5 July 2013Read More

Fee of Priority visa service for Japan Increases

UK Border Agency on July 1 announced the increase in the fee for priority visa service for Japanese applicants which is effective from that date.

Thursday, 4 July 2013Read More

UK Visa Fee for EEA Documentation Applications

From 1 July 2013, not only UK visa applications made overseas but also EEA documentation applications made from within the UK will be charged a fee of £55 following Parliamentary approval.

Thursday, 4 July 2013Read More

Latest Changes to the UK Immigration Rules

A number of changes to the Immigration Rules took effect on Monday 1 July 2013.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013Read More

Tuberculosis Tests for UK Student Visas

From 31 December 2012, Malaysian residents applying for a Tier 4 UK visa are required to produce a Tuberculosis (TB) health certificate.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013Read More

Home Office to Remove Appeals for UK Family Visitor Visa

The abolition of the right to appeal against UK family visit visa refusals came into force on 25 June 2013, according to a recent announcement of the UK Border Agency.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013Read More

Online Application Form for Tier 4 Student Visa

The new online application form for Tier 4 students inside the UK has been launched since Friday 14 June 2013 by the Home Office.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013Read More

Same-day UK Visas in Chennai from 18 June 2013

A super priority - same day visa service for Indian customers is now open in Chennai.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013Read More

Re-tendering Exercise Opens for Secure English Language Test Providers

According to a recent announcement of the Home Office on 12 June 2013, a re-tendering exercise for approved secure English language test providers has been launched.

Friday, 14 June 2013Read More

Changes to UK Immigration Rules Published

The UK Government on June 10 published a series of minor changes to the Immigration Rules which will take effect on 1 July 2013.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013Read More

Highly Trust Status Renewal Applications for Tier 4 Sponsor

The existing paper application form and payment by cheque for highly trusted sponsor (HTS) status will no longer be accepted as of 10 June 2013.

Monday, 10 June 2013Read More

UKBA Announces Tier 4 Student Visa Short Interview

UK Border Agency (UKBA) on June 4 made an announcement on interviews for Tier 4 Student visa applicants when visiting the UK Embassy to lodge their applications.

Friday, 7 June 2013Read More

Visit a UK Visa Application Centre in China by Appointment Only

It is now required that all Chinese applicants for UK visas, even those who submit an urgent application, have to book an appointment to attend UK visa application centres (VAC) in China to lodge their application, UK Border Agency (UKBA) announced.

Thursday, 6 June 2013Read More

Commonwealth Games Visit Visa to UK Opens from May 27

Commonwealth Games visit visa to the UK has been opened from May 27, 2013.

Thursday, 6 June 2013Read More

UK Net Migration Has Significantly Decreased

The latest Migration Statistics Quarterly Report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) finds that UK net migration drops significantly in the 12 months to September 2012.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013Read More

UK Launches Same Day Visa Service in India

A super priority – same day visa service for Indian customers has been launched by the Home Office, based on the Prime Minister David Cameron's promise during his recent visit to India.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013Read More

Removal of UK Family Visitor Visa Appeal Announced

The full right of appeal against refusal of a visa for those applying to enter the UK as a family visitor is being soon removed in coming months, the UK Border Agency announced on 26 April 2013.

Friday, 3 May 2013Read More

UKBA Launches Re-tendering Exercise for Secure English Language Test Providers

Re - tendering exercise for approved secure English language test providers will be carried out on this summer (2013), according to Home Office.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013Read More

UKBA Publishes New Immigration Application Forms

UK Border Agency has recently announced the publication of new versions of many visa application forms that will be used from 6 April 2013.

Monday, 15 April 2013Read More

Immigration Fees Change Takes Effect from 6 April 2013

From Saturday 6 April 2013, fees for visa applications made from overseas and applications made from within the UK are increased, following Parliamentary approval.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013Read More

UK Priority Visa Service in Russian Federation

According to a recent announcement of the UK Border Agency (UKBA), a priority visa service (PVS) is now available to applicants across all visa application centres (VACs) in the Russian Federation.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013Read More

New Life in the UK Test Announced

Individuals who are taking the 'Life in the UK' test will have to answer questions based on a newly published handbook 'Life in the UK - A Guide for New Residents', the UK Border Agency has recently announced.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013Read More

Increase in UK Visas Issued to Chinese

Visitors from China continue to choose UK as an interesting destination according to quarterly immigration statistics on the number of UK visas issued, UK Border Agency revealed in March, 2013.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013Read More

UKBA Announces Changes to UK Immigration

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has recently announced a series of changes to the Immigration Rules that will take effect from April 6, 2013.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013Read More

Revised Codes of Practice for UK Skilled Migrant Workers

The UK Border Agency has recently announced changes to the Codes of Practice for skilled migrant workers from outside the European Economic Area.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013Read More

UKBA Announces Proposals on Immigration Fee Increases

The UK Immigration Minister Mark Harper on February 25 laid a written ministerial statement on proposals to change the fees for immigration and nationality applications made to the UK Border Agency (UKBA).

Friday, 1 March 2013Read More

Tuberculosis Testing Requirements for the Philippines to Start on 28 February 2013

The UK visa application process for those planning to come to the UK for more than 6 months will be added tuberculosis testing requirements from 28 February 2013.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013Read More

UK Super Priority Visa Service to Attract Indian Businessmen

The Prime Minister David Cameron has recently announced the first "same-day" UK visa service, which will allow frequent Indian travelers to be able to apply for a visa in the morning and pick it up that afternoon, instead of waiting up to three days.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013Read More

UKBA Extends Priority Visa Service for Filipinos

UK Border Agency (UKBA) on February 1, 2013 made an announcement on the extension of priority visa service in the Philippines to all business visitor applicants and seafarers.

Monday, 4 February 2013Read More

2013 UK Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme Opens for Taiwan from 7 March

According to a recent announcement of the UK Border Agency (UKBA), Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme for Taiwanese nationals will re-open on 7 March 2013.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013Read More

UKBA Responses to Concerns about Backlogs of UK Visa Applications

UK immigration inspectors have discovered backlogs of cases and a lack of consideration of the best interests of children in an inspection of applications to enter, remain and settle in the UK on the basis of marriage and civil partnerships.

Friday, 25 January 2013Read More

UK Visa Rule Change Affects Non-EU Players

A number of non-European players face difficulty in playing in England under the FA's requirements due to a change to UK immigration law.

Monday, 21 January 2013Read More

Many UK Visa Options for Australians

According to UK Foreign Secretary William Hague, there are still many UK visa options available to Australian nationals wanting to live and work in the UK although the Post Study Work route (Tier 1) was closed last year.

Friday, 18 January 2013Read More

UK Youth Mobility Scheme Available for South Korean Nationals

The South Korean ministry of foreign affairs and trade has recently announced that nationals from South Korea can apply for 2013 Youth Mobility Scheme Certificates of Sponsorship ballot between 12 February and 15 February 2013 to live and work in the UK under Working Holiday Visa.

Friday, 18 January 2013Read More

UK Launches New Priority Fast-track Visa Service for Kenyans

A new visa service has been launched to fast track visa processing for Kenyan applicants wishing to urgently travel to the UK, especially on business purposes, the UK Border Agency (UKBA) has recently announced.

Friday, 18 January 2013Read More

UK Citizenship – Changes in the Assessment of Good Character

On 13th December 2012, the Home Office made changes to the Nationality Instructions, affecting anyone applying for UK citizenship on or after that date.

Friday, 11 January 2013Read More

UK Launches New Visa Application Centre in Nepal

July 20, 2012, the British Ambassador to Nepal, John Tucknott officially opened a new UK visa application centre at Narayan Chaur, Naxal in Kathmandu.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012Read More

Priority Service for UK Student Visa Applicants from Malaysia

A priority service for UK Tier 4 Visa applicants has been launched in Malaysia on 17 July 2012, according to a recent announcement from the UK Border Agency.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012Read More

Changes to Family Visit Visa Appeals Come into Effect

The Immigration Appeals (Family Visitor) Regulations 2012 came into force on 9 July 2012, setting out who qualifies for a full right of appeal against a visa refusal to visit family in the UK.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012Read More

UK Has 5 Million Non-EU Immigrants

According to the latest figures from EU statistics office Eurostat, the UK is third on the list of European countries having the largest number of non-EU immigrants.

Monday, 16 July 2012Read More

Travellers to the UK for Olympics Should Apply Now for UK Visitor Visa

On July 13, 2012 the British High Commission in New Delhi reminded those who wish to travel to the UK for the coming Olympic and Paralympic Games to apply for a visa soon.

Monday, 16 July 2012Read More

UK Announces Changes to the Immigration European Economic Area Regulations 2006

The Immigration European Economic Area Regulations 2006 will be changed starting from July 16, 2012, according to an announcement of the UK Border Agency (UKBA).

Monday, 16 July 2012Read More

UK Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa Applications Accepted for South Koreans from 6 August

First Tier 5 (Youth mobility scheme) visa applications from South Korean nationals will be accepted at the UK Border Agency's visa application center in Seoul from 6 August 2012.

Thursday, 12 July 2012Read More

Changes to Application for Settlement from inside the UK

The length of time family members must be in the UK before applying for settlement has changed due to new Immigration Rules which took effect on 9 July 2012.

Thursday, 12 July 2012Read More

UK Announces Changes to Family Immigration Rules

There will be some changes to the Family Immigration Rules coming into effect from July 9, 2012, according to the UK Border Agency (UKBA).

Tuesday, 10 July 2012Read More

UK to Introduce New Interview System for Students

According to a recent announcement by UK Immigration Minister Damian Green, his department will introduce a targeted interview system for students this summer and concentrate on high-risk applicants.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012Read More

UK Extends Priority Visa Service for Quatar

The British Embassy in Doha on July 5, 2012 announced an extension of the priority visa service which was originally introduced in March 2012.

Friday, 6 July 2012Read More

UK Student Visa Applications from Malaysians to be Processed in Manila

For the coming peak UK student visa period, visa applications from Malaysians will be processed and decided in Manila rather than in Kuala Lumpur as currently.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012Read More

Changes to UK Citizenship Test

According to a recent announcement from the UK Home Office, the UK citizenship test will change.

Monday, 2 July 2012Read More

UK Launches New Visa Application Service in Atyrau

A new monthly visa service in Atyrau has been launched by the UK Border and Agency (UKBA) and its commercial partners, VFS Global on June 29, 2012.

Friday, 29 June 2012Read More

UK to Offer New Visa Services for Bangladeshis

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) will provide two new optional UK visa services for applicants from Bangladesh starting from July 1, 2012.

Friday, 29 June 2012Read More

UK Confirmed New Appeal Regulations on Family Visit Visa

New regulations to restrict appeals against refusals of UK family visit visas have been through Parliament on June 18, 2012.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012Read More

UK Visa Changes Won't Affect Genuine Students

The recent changes to the UK migration policy won't affect genuine students who want an education in the UK.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012Read More

South Koreans Can Now Access to the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme

Young people in South Korea will soon be able to apply for a Youth Mobility Scheme visa to the UK.

Thursday, 14 June 2012Read More

Changes to UK Visa Requirements for Foreign Spouses

The UK Government on June 10, 2012 announced changes to the UK Immigration law, allowing only British nationals or residents with an annual income of at least Rs 16 lakhs to bring spouses from the Indian sub-continent and other countries outside the European Union.

Monday, 11 June 2012Read More

Britain Asked to Simplify Visas for Indians

India has put pressure on Britain to ease visas for its businessmen and students in annual foreign office consultations in New Delhi.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012Read More

UK Visa Applications from Jamaica Increase

The British High Commission has recently report an increase of 30 percent in UK visa applications from Jamaica on the corresponding period last year.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012Read More

UK Urged to Fast-Track Visa Processing Times for Overseas Visitors

UKinbound trade association is putting more pressure on the government to shorten visa processing times for overseas visitors following its recent quarterly survey.

Monday, 4 June 2012Read More

Job Opportunities Remain for Indian Students in the UK

There are still opportunities to work in the UK after graduation even though foreign post-study students can no longer apply for leave to remain in the UK under Tier 4 visa rules.

Monday, 4 June 2012Read More

UKBA Exempts Student Interns from Tier 2 Cooling off Period

Temporary exemption from the UK Tier 2 (General) cooling off rules has been announced by the UK Border and Agency (UKBA).

Friday, 1 June 2012Read More

Foreign Students Included in the Net Migration of the UK

The UK government has once again insisted immigration policy will not harm UK universities.

Friday, 1 June 2012Read More

Ireland Suggests Joint Irish – UK Visas

The Irish tourism minister Leo Varadkar suggested that the UK and Ireland should have a joint visa for tourists wishing to visit both countries.

Thursday, 31 May 2012Read More

UK Urged to Consider Foreign Student Visa Policy

In a letter to the Prime Minister David Cameron 68 chancellors, governors and university presidents together warned of the damage that would result from recent visa changes..

Thursday, 31 May 2012Read More

UK Introduces New Tuberculosis Pre – Screening Program

To tackle tuberculosis in the UK, a new pre-entry tuberculosis (TB) screening program was announced by Immigration Minister Damian Green on May 21, 2012. The new program will help save lives and save taxpayers more than £40 million over the next 10 years.

Friday, 25 May 2012Read More

New UK Visa Rule to Block Human Rights Abusers from the 2012 London Olympics

According to Jeremy Browne - the Foreign Office Minister, people who have committed human rights abuses will not be allowed to enter the UK.

Thursday, 24 May 2012Read More

UK Attracts More Tourists from Middle East for London 2012 Olympics

According to UAE VisitBritain, Middle East visitors will enjoy the best of the UK this summer.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012Read More

UK Expands Visa Centre in Bangalore, India

The UK Border Authority (UKBA) has opened a new Visa Application Centre on Central Steet in Shivajinagar.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012Read More

UK Announces Local Biometric Clinic for Visa Applicants

The UK will provide visa applicants from Antigua & Barbuda with a local Mobile Biometric Clinic on May 18, 2012.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012Read More

Russia Urges UK to Relax Visas

The UK should ease visa regulations for visitors from Russia, according to the Russian ambassador.

Monday, 7 May 2012Read More

New Requirement on Human Rights for UK Visas Announced

Citizens from outside the European Union accused of serious human rights abuses would not be allowed to enter Britain after British immigration rules are changed, according to a report released by Foreign Secretary William Hague on April 30, 2012.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012Read More

UK Updates Visa Service in Philippines and South Korea

According to the UK Border Agency (UKBA), there will be some changes to UK visa applications for citizens from the Philippines and South Korea.

Thursday, 26 April 2012Read More

Processing of UK Visa Applications Made in Malta from 30 April 2012

To provide a more effective and flexible visa service, all UK visa applications submitted in Valletta, Malta will be decided at the UK Border Agency's regional processing centre in London from 30 April 2012.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012Read More

UK to Allow Post Study Work Visas to Indian Students

Indian students will soon be allowed to get post-study work-experience visas to the UK, India's Commerce and Industry Minister, Mr Anand Sharma announced.

Thursday, 19 April 2012Read More

UKBA Closed Visa Section in Uruguay from April 16

The UK Visa Section at the British Embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay has been closed since April 16, 2012.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012Read More

UK Visa Applicants from Pakistan Must Apply Online from May 1

The UK announced that Pakistani citizens and their dependants seeking British visas must apply online starting from May 1.

Monday, 16 April 2012Read More

UK Reopens Visa Service Centre in Libya

The UK will reopen its full visa service in Libya according to a government announcement on April 5, 2012.

Monday, 9 April 2012Read More

UK Government Announces Changes in Tier 2 Visa Rules

Changes to the UK Immigration Rules affecting Tier 2 of the points based system (the route for non-EEA workers with an offer of a skilled job in the UK), were laid before Parliament on 4 April 2012 and will come into force on 6 April 2012 and 14 June 2012, the UK Border Agency (UKBA) announced.

Thursday, 5 April 2012Read More

UKBA Launches Priority Visa Services for Thai Visitors

The UK Embassy in Bangkok made an announcement on April 03, 2012 about the introduction of two new premium visa services offered by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) and its commercial partner for visitors wishing to enter the UK in 2012 – the year of the London Olympics.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012Read More

UK Border Agency Reminds Visa Applicants of the Tier 1 Closure

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) reminds visa applicants of Tier 1 (Post-study work) closure starting from April 6, 2012.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012Read More

UK Priority Visa Service Launched in Qatar

The UK Border Agency's commercial partner in Saudi Arabia, VFS Global, has commenced a priority UK visa service.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012Read More

New Versions of UK Visa Applications Forms from April 6, 2012

According to the latest news from the UK Border Agency (UKBA), new versions of some UK application forms will be published on April 5, 2012.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012Read More

UK Introduces New Visa Rule for Travellers from Libya, Egypt and Syria

A new UK visa rule which will require all Libyan, Egyptian and Syrian nationals transiting at a UK airport to apply for a Direct Airside Transit Visa (DATV) from April 3, 2012 has been introduced by Home Secretary Theresa May.

Friday, 30 March 2012Read More

UK Visa Application Fees Change on 6 April 2012

The proposal to change the fees for UK immigration and nationality applications submitted by Immigration Minister Damian Green have been approved and will take effect from Friday 6 April 2012.

Thursday, 29 March 2012Read More

Marriage Ban for UK Visa Holders in Olympics

Athletes, coaches and officials visiting the UK for the Olympics have been issued six-month visas that ban them from marrying while staying in the country due to concerns of illegal immigration and terrorists.

Thursday, 29 March 2012Read More

UK to Offer 60 New Scholarships for Indian Students

There will be 60 new scholarships for Indian students to undertake masters' courses in the UK, according to the UK Prime Minister David Cameron.

Monday, 26 March 2012Read More

New Proposal for UK Family Visas from the Home Secretary

Home Secretary Theresa May proposed new rules to curb the number of people coming to the UK as immigrants on family visas.

Monday, 26 March 2012Read More

UK Visa Restrictions for Non-EU Artists to be Relaxed

UK immigration visa rules under points-based system have been loosened for non-EU artists who are temporarily visiting the UK. Overseas artists will not be classified as migrants and be allowed to stay in the UK for up to a month if officially invited, the UK Border Agency announced.

Friday, 23 March 2012Read More

UK Immigration Introduces New Standards for Border Checks

The UK will provide immigration officers with specific minimum standards for border checks, according to the Immigration Minister Damien Green.

Thursday, 22 March 2012Read More

Increase in UK Visitor Spending from Japan

Japan's economic resurgence has boosted UK tourism, according to the latest tourism figures.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012Read More

UK Open to Indian Investors

The British deputy high commissioner for western India, Peter Beckingham revealed new figures about India's investment in the UK over last two years.

Monday, 19 March 2012Read More

UK Tourism Minister Notes Visa Process Improvements for Foreign Visitors

Changes to improve the visa application process for oversea tourists can help boost UK tourism, according to Tourism Minister John Penrose.

Thursday, 15 March 2012Read More

UK Changes Visa Application Service in Finland

The UK Visa Application Centre at the British Embassy in Helsinki, Finland has been closed and replaced by a visa service in partnership with WorldBridge Service.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012Read More

UK Visa Services in Demark to be Changed

The Visa application centre at the British Embassy in Copenhagen will be closed and replaced with a visa service provided in partnership with WorldBridge Service, the UK Border Agency (UKBA) announced on Wednesday.

Thursday, 8 March 2012Read More

Change to Minimum Pay Threshold for Immigrants to Settle in the UK

Migrant workers will in future need to earn at least £35,000 to qualify for a visa permitting them to settle in the UK, according to the UK Government.

Friday, 2 March 2012Read More

30,000 Overseas Workers Come to the UK under Transfer Schemes

Nearly 30,000 migrant workers came to the UK on intra-company transfers (ICTs) last year, an increase of 50 percent in just 2 years, according to a new report from the UK Government on Tuesday.

Thursday, 1 March 2012Read More

UK Priority Visa Service Launched in Saudi Arabia from 27 February 2012

On 27 February 2012, the UK Border Agency's commercial partner in Saudi Arabia, VFS Global, commenced a priority UK visa service.

Thursday, 1 March 2012Read More

Change in Application Forms for Extension of Stay in the UK

Applicants who want to apply for an extension of stay in the UK under some visa categories now no longer use application form FLR(BID), the UK Border Agency announced on February 27, 2012.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012Read More

UK Attracts Middle East Investors Spending on Residential Property

A new report from Jones Lang LaSalle reveals that Middle East investors were its second largest foreign customers for residential property in London, after Asia Pacific buyers.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012Read More

UK Government Expands Biometric Residence Permits

The government has doubled the number of people required to have a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) to stay in the UK, raising the number to 400,000 a year.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012Read More

Change to UK Visa Applications Taking Effect from 5 March

People applying for UK Visas from Fiji, India and Papua New Guinea will be required to make the initial stage of their visa application online from March 5, 2012.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012Read More

Immigrants Should Understand UK Common Culture

Immigrants to the UK should integrate into the society through learning English and joining common UK culture, according to the UK government.

Thursday, 23 February 2012Read More

Surge in Mideast Tourists to UK

According to the UK's national tourist authority VisitBritain, Britain expects to welcome more tourists from the Middle East in 2012.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012Read More

UK Makes Changes to Visas Service in Fiji

Starting from March 5, 2012, people applying for UK visas from Fiji will be requested to complete application forms online.

Monday, 20 February 2012Read More

UK Priority Visa Service Launched in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

From 27 February 2012, the UK Border Agency in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait will offer a priority visa service to applicants of UK visitor visas.

Monday, 20 February 2012Read More

UK Business Schools Still Attract MBA Applicants

The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), administrator of the GMAT test, reveals that there was an increase in the number of MBA applicants from outside the UK in 2011.

Thursday, 16 February 2012Read More

Increase in Foreign Millionaires Being Granted UK Visas

According to data obtained by McGrigors, a UK based commercial law firm, there has been a significant increase in the number of wealthy foreign investors being issued visas to stay in the UK over the last three years.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012Read More

UK Government Proposes New Visa Fees

Immigration minister Damian Green has submitted a proposal to change the fees for immigration and nationality applications made to the UK Border Agency (UKBA).

Tuesday, 14 February 2012Read More

UK Announces Express Business Visas for Bangladeshi Companies

February 12, 2012, Bangladeshi companies with strong ties to the UK will soon benefit from express business visa services, according to UK high commissioner to Dhaka.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012Read More

Changes to UK Student Visa System Announced

Immigration Minister Damian Green has announced new visa rules that are aimed at reducing abuse of the student visa route and ensuring that only the best and brightest students can stay and work in the UK.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012Read More

Rise in Immigrant Workers in Doncaster, Yorkshire

According to a report by Migration Yorkshire, there have been increasing numbers of migrant workers arriving in the borough of Doncaster in Yorkshire, England.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012Read More

UK Offer Visas for International Students with Entrepreneurial Flair

International students who have shown entrepreneurial flair while studying in UK universities will be able to gain a visa to remain in the country to develop their ideas, according to an announcement by Immigration Minister, Damian Green.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012Read More

UK Visa Applicants to Make Online Payments in the UAE

The UK Border Agency will require UK visa applicants from the UAE to pay their application fees online from February 6, 2012.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012Read More

UK Set to Change Payment Process for Visa Applicants in Japan

In order to make the application process more efficient, the UK Border Agency (UKBA) has made an announcement to change the payment process for UK Visa applicants in Japan.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012Read More

Online Bookings for UK Visa Applicants to Enrol their Biometrics

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has launched an online system for visa applicants in the UK to book their biometric information enrolment, replacing their telephone service.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012Read More

UK to Attract Only the Best and Brightest Migrants

The UK plans to change its immigration policy to attract only the best and brightest migrants, according to Immigration Minister Damian Green.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012Read More

New List of English Language Test Providers for UK Visa Applications

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) have released a new list of approved English language test providers for visa applications made under Tiers 1, 2 and 4 of the points-based system and for partner visa applications.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012Read More

UK Tier 2 and Tier 5 Visa Applications To Move Online

The UK Border Agency has announced that Tier 2 and Tier 5 visa applicants and their dependants in the UK will be able to apply for their visa online from February 14, 2012.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012Read More

Britain Prepare to Welcome Visitors for the 2012 Olympics

According to the UK Border Agency (UKBA), Britain will welcome between 600,000 and 700,000 visitors for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012Read More

New UK Visa Application Form and Guidance for Bulgarians and Romanians

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has published a new version of Form BR3, which is used by Bulgarian and Romanian nationals to apply for an accession worker card.

Thursday, 19 January 2012Read More

New Procedure for Visa Applicants Seeking Arts Council England Endorsement

Tier 1 (Exceptional talent) visa applicants who want their applications endorsed by the Arts Council England (ACE) are required to follow a new procedure, according to an announcement from the UK Border Agency (UKBA) earlier this month.

Thursday, 19 January 2012Read More

UK Priority Visa Service Launched in Ukraine

From 16 January 2012, the UK Border Agency in Ukraine will offer a priority visa service which is available to applicants who meet specific criteria and who pay an additional fee to have their visa application processed ahead of others.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012Read More

UK Priority Visa Service Launched in Thailand

From 16 January 2012 the UK Border Agency (UKBA) in Thailand will offer a priority UK visa service to certain categories of applicants who meet specific criteria and pay an additional fee to have their visa application processed ahead of others.

Monday, 16 January 2012Read More

UK Tier 4 (Student) Visa Sponsor Inspections and Reviews 2012

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has reminded all Tier 4 (Student) visa sponsors of the requirement for an inspection or review in 2012 by an appropriate educational oversight body to continue to be able to sponsor international students.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012Read More

Confirmation for UK Tier 4 Student Visa Sponsors

Under the change to UK Tier 4 student visas, all sponsors need to obtain highly trusted sponsor status as well as receive a satisfactory review or inspection approved for Tier 4 purposes.

Friday, 29 July 2011Read More

New UK visa plan to attract artists

A new law on UK visas should be applied next month to increase the number of artists coming to the UK.

Friday, 29 July 2011Read More

UK Immigration System Needs Migration Data Management Improvement

The UK should upgrade migration data management to improve its immigration system, says a report by parliament's home affairs committee.

Thursday, 28 July 2011Read More

Inspectors Recognised UK Immigration Removal Centre Improvements

A new report on the inspection of the UK Immigration Removal Centre - Tinsley House has published some improvements in immigrant women and children's life conditions at the centre.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011Read More

More Foreign Workers Immigrate to UK via Company Transfer

The UK Public Accounts Committee of the House of Commons has published a report to evaluate the management of the work routes of the Points Based System for Immigration.

Monday, 25 July 2011Read More

Britain needs more migrants

Immigration and visa-free travel are essential to boost economic fortunes, so says European Union Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom.

Friday, 22 July 2011Read More

Exceptionally Talented Immigrants Welcomed in UK

The UK has widely embraced exceptionally talented immigrants to UK by introduction of the new Tier 1 'exceptional talent' route on Thursday July 20.

Thursday, 21 July 2011Read More

UK Becomes EU Top Destination for Immigrants

According to a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), more permanent migrants moved to UK than any other country in EU.

Friday, 15 July 2011Read More

New UK migration plan to prevent spouses of poor people from settlement

The Home Office is currently in the middle of announcing a proposal which states a minimum income threshold set for those who want to bring spouses into the UK from other countries.

Friday, 15 July 2011Read More

UK family migration consultation launched by the government

The UK government launched a consultation aimed at better family migration into the UK on 13 July 2011.

Friday, 15 July 2011Read More

UK Child Work Permit Warning

Businesses and parents in the South West England are being warned that they must apply a work permit if they seeking employment for a child under the school age during the summer holidays.

Thursday, 14 July 2011Read More

UK Free Immigration Advisory Service goes into Administration

The Immigration Advisory Service (IAS), UK largest immigration advice charity has gone into administration.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011Read More

UK Migrants Jobs Chances or Challenges

Latest figures about number of skilled migrants in UK that drew attention to both UK immigrants and residents were revealed.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011Read More

UK Helps Immigrants through Sports Campaign

Aiming at helping refugees and displaced people living in the UK, the government has introduced new program named "Giving is winning" to bring hope to them through sports in the run-up to London 2012.

Monday, 11 July 2011Read More

Recent UK immigration restrictions could hurt business

A paper warning about the potential problems for UK businesses as a result of the immigration restrictions will be published by a panel of MPs which include both Labour and Conservative members.

Monday, 11 July 2011Read More

Changes to UK Student Visa Outlined

UK student visa reform has effect of making stopping abuse and bringing a sustainable net migration, said Damian Green, the Immigration Minister.

Friday, 8 July 2011Read More

Immigration into the UK without passport to be Closed

A security loophole in the UK immigration system which allows people to enter the UK without showing a passport is to be closed, according to British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Friday, 8 July 2011Read More

Changes to UK Student Visa July 4 2011

Since 4 July 2011 the second set of changes in Tier 4 (General) visa rules of the points-based system have come into effect, the British Government announced.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011Read More

Immigration to the UK driving population growth

According to the figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on last Friday - July 1, 2011, UK immigration is adding significantly to the country's population growth.

Monday, 4 July 2011Read More

UK to Introduce Additional Leave to Remain for Skilled Migrants

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) made an announcement on 21 June, 2011 stating that it is preparing for new arrangements that allow skilled migrants who entered the UK under closed work routes to extend their stay in this country up to a total period of 5 years.

Thursday, 23 June 2011Read More

UK Announces the Second Set of Changes to Student Visas

A written ministerial statement of changes in the Immigration Rules has been laid in Parliament on 13 June. It announces the second set of changes to the student visa system which will take effect on 4 July.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011Read More

Holders of UK Temporary visa no longer eligible to apply for settlement

The proposals on breaking the link between temporary and permanent migration has been announced by UK Immigration Minister Damian Green yesterday- June 9, 2011. Under the proposals, migrants going to the UK to work on temporary visas will no longer be eligible to apply for settlement.

Friday, 10 June 2011Read More

Cooperation between the UK and France to tackle illegal immigration

The Home Secretary Theresa May on her first visit to the border controls in Calais recently has pointed out the importance of practical co-operation in stopping illegal immigrants from entering the UK.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011Read More

UK Immigration Minister announced opening of new removal centre in Lincolnshire

On June 1, 2011, the opening of Morton Hall removal centre in Lincolnshire was officially announced by the UK Immigration Minister Damian Green, increasing capacity in the detention estate as the government intensifies enforcement activity across the country.

Friday, 3 June 2011Read More

UK to End Unnecessary Visa Appeals

Immigration Minister Damian Green announced on 19 May that late evidence in points-based system appeals will come to an end. This will help prevent abuse of the UK immigration system.

Thursday, 19 May 2011Read More

New list of English language test providers for UK immigration to be mandatory from 18 May 2011

A new list of English language test providers for Tiers 1 and 2, and partner applications has been recently published by the UK Border Agency. And from 18 May 2011, only tests taken from providers in the new list will be accepted.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011Read More

Less UK Work Visa Applications in the First Month after New Visa Cap Takes Effect

The number of UK work visa applications has dropped sharply after new immigration rules came into effect early last month. About seventy five percent of the initial allowance from UK Border Agency for UK work permits for skilled workers has been left unused.

Monday, 9 May 2011Read More

New UK student visa rules take effect from April 21 2011

The changes to UK student visa released late last month will be taken effected from April 21, 2011. This new set of rules will make it tougher for students to qualify for a visa.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011Read More

UKBA Announces Changes to the Knowledge of Language and Life Requirement

There have been new changes to the knowledge of language and life (KOL) requirement for those who wish to settle in the UK, according to an announcement from the UK Border Agency.

Friday, 15 April 2011Read More

New Annual Limit on non-EU Workers Goes into Practice

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has announced that the government's new annual limit takes effect on 6 April. This is the first major change to reduce immigration to the UK.

Thursday, 7 April 2011Read More

Higher fees for UK visa take effect from April 6 2011

According to the Home Office, UK visa fees will be increased for foreign nationals applying to visit, study, work or immigrate to the UK, and UK employers as well as education providers applying for a sponsor license.

Thursday, 7 April 2011Read More

UK announces changes to student visas

Home Secretary Theresa May has recently announced the changes to the student visa system. The changes include tougher entrance criteria, limits on work entitlements and the closure of the post-study work route.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011Read More

UK attracts entrepreneurs and investors via immigration supports

The UK Government has recently announced new visa rules which give an extra incentive as a reward for foreign entrepreneurs and investors who contribute to UK economic growth.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011Read More

UK visa application centre in Tokyo Re-opened

After closing due to the earthquake, the UK Visa application centre has been re-open in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday 16th March 2011

Tuesday, 22 March 2011Read More

UK removes eight occupations from shortage occupation list

The removal of eight occupations from the points-based system's shortage occupation list has been recently announced by the UK government.

Monday, 21 March 2011Read More

The UK Worker Registration Scheme to be closed

The UK Worker Registration Scheme will close on 30 April 2011, according to a recent announcement of Immigration Minister Damian Green. This will help overseas workers from countries included in the scheme work and reside in the UK more easily.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011Read More

UK receives more recommendations on the UK shortage occupation list

According to UK Border Agency, they have recently received recommendations from the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) that eight occupations should be removed from the UK shortage occupation list.

Friday, 11 March 2011Read More

UK Border Agency to increase UK Visa Fees

According to recent announcement from The UK Border Agency, fees for visa applications in majority of the UK visa categories are set to rise from 6 April 2011 as part of a huge money saving drive.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011Read More

UK immigration Authorities fails on controlling work visas

According to a report of John Vine, independent chief inspector of the UK Border Agency, UK immigration Authorities has failed to stop overseas labours working without a UK work permit.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011Read More

Thousands of Indian skilled workers to be permitted to enter UK

Despite the UK government's new immigration cap, 20,000 Indian skilled workers will be allowed to enter the country annually as part of a European Union (EU) trade deal.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011Read More

UK to exempt high earners from immigration cap

According to a recent announcement from British Government, non-European Union workers with high earnings are to be excluded from the UK immigration cap which will come into effect in April 2011.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011Read More

Thousands of migrant workers will by-pass UK Immigration Cap

It has emerged that thousands of migrants from outside of the European Union (EU) will still be able to find work in the UK as a result of a series of loopholes in the immigration system.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011Read More

Further changes to the UK immigrations rules for April 2011

As part of a shake up of the immigration system, on the 23rd November 2011, the Home Secretary announced significant changes that would be enforced as part of the government’s pledge to cut migrant numbers.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011Read More

71 job roles to be outlawed under UK Tier 2 Visa

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), the independent body which reports to the government on migration and labour issues, has recommended a new shorter list of occupations eligible under UK Tier 2 of the points-based. According to the recommendation, 71 shortage occupations are set to be removed from UK Tier 2 Visa.

Friday, 11 February 2011Read More

UK closed Student Visa national consultation

The public consultation on the UK student visa system closed and responses are being considered carefully before final decision, according to UK Immigration Minister Damian Green in his speech to the think tank Reform last week.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011Read More

UK welcomes New Zealand immigrants

William Hague, British Foreign Secretary said on a recent trip to New Zealand that he wants to continue to see a large flow of New Zealand immigrants to the UK.

Friday, 28 January 2011Read More

UK Business Secretary calms fears over immigration cap

In his latest trade mission to Mumbai on 17 January 2011, Business Secretary used the first speech to calm fears of Indian businesses over the UK's immigration cap set to tack effect in April of 2011.

Friday, 21 January 2011Read More

Higher language entry level to study in the UK

The Home Office has sent UK ministers a proposal for a higher English language skill requirement in order to reduce the number of foreign students coming to the UK.

Monday, 17 January 2011Read More

Three months left for UK onshore Tier 1 Visa application

According to a UK Border Agency announcement, onshore applications for the Tier 1 (General) Visa in the UK will remain open until the end of March 2011, which means that there are only three months left for UK immigrants wishing to apply for Tier 1 Visa from within the UK.

Thursday, 6 January 2011Read More

Interim limit on Tier 2 visa sponsorships by April 2011

While waiting for an annual limit on applications for Tier 2 (General) of the points-based system to be set, an interim limit of Tier 2 (General) was announced by UK Border Agency and will apply until 5 April, 2011. According to the interim limit, there will be maximum of 10,382 certificates for both initial and extension applications that can be issued.

Thursday, 6 January 2011Read More

Changes to Tier 4 of the Points Based System

Following the decision made in the Judicial Review case brought by English UK, the UK Border Agency (UKBA) has made a series of amendments to the Immigration rules under Tier 4 of the Points Based System (PBS).

Wednesday, 28 July 2010Read More

Population Growth Led by UK Immigration

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the population has grown by 394,000 people in the span of one year. It seems that growing birth rates within the UK have been pushing the population numbers up due to a larger amount of migrant mothers are of a child bearing age and are already established enough to start a family. At the same time births to UK born mothers continues to fall, this time by 1.1 percent from last year.

Monday, 5 July 2010Read More

Businesses to Advocate for UK Immigration during Policy Changes

The United Kingdom Government is set to change current immigration policies in order to better sustain both UK nationals and future immigrants.

Monday, 5 July 2010Read More

Tier 1 Visa Changes

The UK government is currently working on setting a quota to cap annual immigration to the UK from April 2011 onwards. The cap would affect those skilled workers coming from outside the European Union. In the interim, a temporary, smaller cap is proposed to come in to effect on July 19, 2010.

Friday, 2 July 2010Read More

Marriage Visas and English Language Tests

From Autumn 2010 non-EU migrants who wish to marry or join their UK spouses will be required to pass an English Language test before being allowed to enter the UK.

Friday, 18 June 2010Read More

Immigration helps fight poverty

A leading think tank has suggested that immigration to the UK helps to ease poverty and is inherently a good thing. It has concluded that the UK government must not cut immigration.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010Read More

UK Immigration Cap Under The New Government

The new UK Government, comprised of 2 parties, is split on a number of issues, including Immigration, and the controversial immigration cap.

Thursday, 20 May 2010Read More

UK Immigration Cap opposed by Indian Migrants

The proposed annual cap on UK immigration by the Tory party is being challenged by an influential group which represents skilled professionals from India and outside the European Union (EU).

Thursday, 20 May 2010Read More

The truth about the Immigration Cap

In recent months David Cameron has made it no secret that he thinks the level of migrants in the UK is too high and should he become Prime Minister he would put an annual cap on non-EU migration. What he doesn't tell us is what this cap would be.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010Read More

Immigration a Hot Topic in UK Election

In the run up to the General Election, there is no doubt that immigration is a hot topic for debate amongst the public.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010Read More

Migrants coming to the UK will be asked if they like living in the UK

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) will survey thousands of new arrivals as they arrive at various ports across the UK.

Friday, 9 April 2010Read More

New Tier 1 and Tier 2 Visa Recommendations Accepted

Proposed changes to Tiers 1 and 2 of the Points Based System (PBS) by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) have been accepted by the government. The new rules will take effect on 6th April 2010.

Monday, 22 March 2010Read More

Immigration is Good says UK Businesses

Amidst the recent criticism of migration across much of Westminster, a recent poll of 182 London firms has show that business need migrants to compete.

Thursday, 18 March 2010Read More

UK Denies Entry to Artists Academic and Authors

According to concerned petitioners, the introduction of the Points Based System (PBS) into the UK Immigration rules has left some academics, artists and authors with fruitless refusals.

Thursday, 18 March 2010Read More

London Mayor to host migrant conference

London Mayor Boris Johnson is set to hold a conference on Migration in the capital in the forthcoming weeks. The conference will invite 150 leaders and mayors from across Europe to talk about migration integration in to British Society.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010Read More

Migrant Workers still in High Demand

Despite the downturn of the UK economy in recent months, employers' remain enthusiastic at hiring migrant workers.

Friday, 19 February 2010Read More

UK Illegal Immigrants May Become Citizens

A proposal from the Liberal Democrats at Brent Council aims to convert illegal immigrants into fully fledged citizens - giving them full rights and responsibilities. The council is the sixth in the UK to support the cause.

Friday, 5 February 2010Read More

Temporary Student Visa suspension for Certain Countries

The UKBA has placed a temporary suspension on Student Visa applications from Bangladesh, Northern India and Nepal; with effect as of February 1st.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010Read More

UK Immigration Cap is a Con

Labour MP's have called out against Migration Watch and Tory leader David Cameron's suggestion that the UK population will hit 70 million.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010Read More

UK Home Office to Increase Government Immigration Fees

The Home Office has released new figures for the fees for its immigration and nationality services. The new figures, which will come in to effect as of April this year, are set above the normal administrative costs of the service. Whilst most services will see a rise of up to £100; one particular service will treble in cost - the dependent relative visa.

Friday, 22 January 2010Read More

Conservative leader proposes conservative cap on immigration

David Cameron, leader of the UK Conservative party has proposed a cap on UK immigration. If the elected PM at the next election, Cameron is proposing an annual cap on UK immigration to stop the population reaching the predicted 70 million. The cap could see net migration to the UK limited to the tens of thousands.

Thursday, 21 January 2010Read More

English language schools amidst a over-haul of student visas

English language schools are said to contribute £1.5 billion to the UK's economy on an annual basis and draw more than 600,000 students to the UK.

Thursday, 21 January 2010Read More

Failed asylum seekers to get free NHS care

Free NHS ('National Health Service') treatment will soon be available to thousands of failed asylum seekers in the UK due to a government change in access eligibility criteria.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009Read More

Borders, Citizenship & Immigration bill to be enacted soon

The UK proposed new Borders, Citizenship & Immigration bill cleared its final stage in the House of Commons this week after receiving support from both major opposition parties.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009Read More

Irish passport plan shelved

The UK government has for the time-being abandoned plans requiring UK and Irish nationals to show passports when travelling between the two countries (Common Travel Area – CTA). There are currently no passport controls for nationals of either country travelling within the CTA.

Monday, 20 July 2009Read More

New UK biometric deal signed

A new 7 year contract has just been signed with IBM to provide key elements of the UK government’s upgrade of UK biometric passports.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009Read More

Asylum seekers permitted to stay due to case backlog

More than 63,000 of the estimated 450,000 asylum legacy cases identified under the Case Resolution Programme have now been approved.

Friday, 10 July 2009Read More

UK and France agree on stronger border measures

In a ground-breaking meeting prior to this week's G8 summit, the UK Prime Minster, Gordon Brown and French President, Nicolas Sarkozy agreed on tough new measures to combat the wave of illegal migration from continental Europe to the UK, in particular the migrant squatter camps springing up around the French port of Calais.

Friday, 10 July 2009Read More

Work permit fee change

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) today announced that a £20 fee will be introduced from 29th June 2009 for the acceptance of technical changes of employment notifications for work permit holders. The new charge was introduced as part of the UKBA’s ongoing cost recovery measures.

Friday, 26 June 2009Read More

2009 UK passport grants to reach 200,000

Figures obtained from the UK Home Office predict that the number of UK passports granted in 2009 will reach 200,000 – breaking the previous record of 164,540 set in 2007.

Friday, 26 June 2009Read More

Immigrant amnesty worth 3 Billion Pounds

A report published by the London School of Economics (‘LSE’) has claimed that an immigration amnesty for the UK’s long term illegal migrants could net up to £3bn for the UK economy. There are currently an estimated 618,000 illegal migrants in the UK, of whom up to 442,000 reside in London.

Thursday, 18 June 2009Read More

Expanded facial recognition technology for UK airports

Trials of facial recognition technology currently underway at Manchester and Stansted airports is expected to be rolled out to 10 further UK airports by August 2009.

Thursday, 18 June 2009Read More

Chernobyl children return to UK

Belarusian children affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster have resumed respite trips to the UK and other destinations following resolution of a diplomatic dispute with Belarus.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009Read More

UK considers joining Schengen visa system

The UK is considering reforming its existing visitor visa scheme in order to entice more Chinese and other visitors to its shores.

Friday, 12 June 2009Read More

Visa Application Concession for A-level Students

In welcome news for students intending on completing their secondary school education in the UK, the UK Border Agency ('UKBA') has agreed to extend their existing concessional arrangements for prospective A-level students, to include those completing other A-level equivalent courses, such as Higher Diplomas.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009Read More

UK Tier 4 Student Visa affecting private school enrolments

Stricter visa rules designed to stamp out sham colleges and qualifications are causing problems for legitimate private schools seeking foreign students according to the Independent Schools Council ('ISC').

Wednesday, 3 June 2009Read More

UK University lecturers object to policing foreign students

Lecturers at the UK universities are strongly opposed to the new tough immigration rules introduced under the Tier 4 Student category.

Friday, 29 May 2009Read More

Arrangements resulting from HSMP Forum judicial review now in place

The UK Border Agency has announced that arrangements are now in place for migrants covered by the judgment of 6 April 2009 in the judicial review brought by the HSMP Forum Ltd.

Friday, 22 May 2009Read More

Stricter Tier 1 (General) criteria may cause doctor shortage in the UK

The British Medical Association Council have expressed concerns over the impact that tough new immigration rules, which came into effect in March 2009, have had on UK health services.

Thursday, 21 May 2009Read More

Government responds to review of shortage occupation lists

The UK Government has responded to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC)'s recommendations following its review of the shortage occupation lists.

Friday, 15 May 2009Read More

Europe has an ageing population and needs more immigrants

A report published last week by the European Commission showed that Europe's working age population would peak next year and start declining afterwards, which would have huge budgetary and economic impacts for all European countries.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009Read More

UK government to fast-track sheep shearers through the immigration system

The Home Office is set to relax the immigration rules for sheep shearers to help avoid a major shortage of workers this summer.

Friday, 1 May 2009Read More

UK Border Agency (UKBA) implements rigorous checks to prevent illegal workers

The UK Hospitality sector has seen the largest number of employers who have breached illegal working legislation since the UK Border Agency (UKBA) started to implement rigorous checks last year in order to prevent illegal working.

Friday, 24 April 2009Read More

14-year UK long residence rule relaxed

A person's application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (permanent residence) on the basis of 14 years residence cannot be refused because he/she has lived in the UK 'unlawfully' or 'worked unlawfully', according to a recent decision by the Court of Appeal.

Friday, 24 April 2009Read More

Work restrictions for eastern Europeans remain

The UK Government has recently announced that strict working restrictions for Eastern Europeans will be retained.

Friday, 17 April 2009Read More

Changes to indefinite leave to remain (ILR) for the highly skilled migrant programme (HSMP)

Prior to 3 April 2006, those under the HSMP who wished to apply for ILR were required to show that they had spent 4 years' continuous residence in the UK. On 3 April 2006, the 4 year qualifying period was increased to 5 years' qualifying residence. Due to this change, a large number of HSMP holders did not qualify for ILR.

Thursday, 16 April 2009Read More

Refusal to employ non-EEA nationals was race discrimination

A UK employer who does not accept job applications from non-EEA nationals who required a work permit is at risk of claims for indirect race discrimination, according to a recent legal case.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009Read More

Tough new rules target bogus colleges

A quarter of UK colleges who want to enrol overseas students have been denied a licence by the Home Office.

Friday, 3 April 2009Read More

East of England needs migrant workers to help beat recession

Whilst a growing number of unemployed local people are given support to find jobs or learn new skills, the East of England needs migrant workers to plug employment gaps and beat the recession.

Friday, 27 March 2009Read More

Stricter rules for skilled and highly skilled migrant workers

Stricter Immigration Rules for skilled and highly skilled migrant workers will take effect on 31 March 2009, raising the academic and financial requirements of two categories in Tier 1 of the points-based system.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009Read More

Migrant workers and foreign students to be charged 50 pounds to enter UK

Foreign workers and students from outside the European Union will have to pay £50 when arriving in the UK to help ease the impact of immigrants on public services.

Thursday, 19 March 2009Read More

UK circuses need well-trained migrant clowns and acrobats

Malcolm Clay, of the Association of Circus Proprietors of Great Britain, told the committee that they needed to bring performers from Eastern Europe and China. However they feared that although the new points-based system is a 'vast improvement' on the previous work permit system, Embassy staff have not been properly trained for the new system.

Friday, 6 March 2009Read More

Fees for visas and sponsor licences are due to increase in October 2010

The Government has announced its proposed fee levels for all visa, immigration, sponsorship and nationality applications in 2009/10.

Friday, 6 March 2009Read More

Stricter immigration rules for migrant workers coming to the UK

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has announced tougher measures to reduce the number of foreign workers wishing to enter the UK, and to give British workers a greater change of applying first for UK jobs.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009Read More

Identity cards for foreign nationals to extend to further immigration categories

Migrants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) are expected to receive identity cards for foreign nationals. The cards replace the stickers or vignettes in passports.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009Read More

South Africans will need a visa to visit Britain

South Africans will be required to obtain visas to visit Britain under Government plans to close a route exploited by people smugglers, illegal immigrants and terror suspects.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009Read More

European Integration Fund to help UK migrants

The UK Border Agency has announced a call for tender for the European Integration Fund 2007-2008. The European Integration Fund is aimed at legally newly arrived migrants within the last five years who are not asylum seekers or refugees.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009Read More

US Embassy Relaxes Visa Renewal Procedure

The US Embassy in Ghana has made the renewal procedure of certain US visas much easier for eligible applicants. It is hopeful that these procedures will be followed in other US embassies and consulates located in other countries.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009Read More

Record numbers of work permits issued for migrants

More than 150,000 foreigners from outside the EU were allowed to work in the UK last year, a figure almost four times higher than when the Labour government took power in 1997.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009Read More

Million new jobs go to migrants

Foreign workers have taken almost all the new jobs created in the UK in the past 7 years. The research into the UK labour market since 2001, published by the think-tank Migrationwatch, shows that 1.08 million out of the 1.34 million new jobs created since 2001 have gone to non-UK citizens.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009Read More

Sponsoring students under the points-based system for immigration

Education providers who want to bring non-EEA students must have a licence and comply with their sponsorship duties under the Tier 4 category of the points-based system.

Friday, 23 January 2009Read More

Government's new bill shakes up the route to citizenship

A bill which requires newcomers to the UK to earn the right to stay here was recently published in Parliament.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009Read More

UK immigration system commits to protect children

The welfare of children in Britain’s immigration system is a top priority, according to new UK Border Agency guidelines announced on 6 January 2009.

Monday, 12 January 2009Read More

Marriage Visa Age May Rise from 18 to 21 Years

The British Government is considering raising the age at which a spouse can be brought to Britain from 18 to 21 in an apparent attempt to combat forced marriages, the Home Office announced today.

Friday, 25 July 2008Read More

UK Citizenship rules for New Migrants

The British Government has announced that foreign nationals wishing to become British citizens will have to earn the right to stay.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008Read More

Proposed Changes to the UK Visa List

The UK is currently deciding whether to alter the immigration rules regarding 11 countries.

Thursday, 17 July 2008Read More

Judicial Review for the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP)

After the High Court Ruling that changes made to the HSMP Criteria were unlawful, the Home office has now implemented the judgement in the Immigration Rules.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008Read More

Faster Travel Visa Processing Agreement Between US and UK

A new Agreement between the UK and US governments will allow visitors between the two countries faster processing when they arrive in the other country.

Monday, 7 July 2008Read More

Britain Proposes Strict Rules for Short Term UK Visas

UK Home Office has announced a number of proposed changes to Britain's short-term visa system.

Thursday, 3 July 2008Read More

Skilled Migrant Scheme for UK has been introduced

A points based skilled migrant scheme has been introduced on the 30th of June 2008 for migrants wishing to live in the UK.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008Read More

UK Points Based System for Skilled Migrants (HSMP) Visa, Starts June 30

UK's new points based immigration system, referred to as “Tier 1 (General)”, will go into effect on June 30, 2008 for all individuals looking to immigrate to the UK as a general highly skilled migrant.

Friday, 27 June 2008Read More

UK Immigration Needed to Address Highly Skilled Workers Shortage

A recent report from the Work Foundation London revealed that the UK will need to attract more highly skilled workers from overseas for its high technology and "knowledge intensive" industries.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008Read More

The UK Has More Room for Skilled Migrants as British Citizens Move Out

Increasing numbers of British citizens are opting to make a new life in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Spain & USA, creating gaps in the UK workforce & community for skilled migrants to move in.

Monday, 26 May 2008Read More

Indian doctors on HSMP visas granted permission to work & train in the UK

After two long years of hectic lobbying and long courtroom hours the House of Lords finally allowed Indian doctors on HSMP visas to train and work in the UK under the same conditions given to applicants from Britain and the European Union.

Wednesday, 7 May 2008Read More

Immigration should help UK city Birmingham grow

UK Immigration could give the city of Birmingham a much-needed population boost of 100,000.

Monday, 5 May 2008Read More

UK Immigration highly beneficial to British economy

Over the last decade, the British economy has benefited from the UK's high levels of immigration.

Thursday, 1 May 2008Read More

HSMP changes in UK immigration rules may allow 2,500 Indian professionals to return

Due to the unlawful changes to the immigration rules, an estimated 2,500 highly skilled Indian workers were forced to leave Britain, but may now be allowed to return to the UK.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008Read More

UK immigration court victory for highly skilled migrants

Britain's High Court has recently declared that changes to the UK’s Highly Skilled Migrants Programme (HSMP) were unfair and unlawful.

Monday, 14 April 2008Read More

English language test welcomed in UKs new immigration system

The United Kingdom has approved the use of the TOEFL® test (Test of English as a Foreign Language) in its new immigration points-based system.

Thursday, 3 April 2008Read More

UK economy will gain 77bn GBP thanks to skilled migration

By 2012, skilled migrant workers will contribute over £77 billion to the UK economy, says a recent report, “Future Flows”, by global recruitment consultancy, Harvey Nash.

Tuesday, 1 April 2008Read More

212,000 skilled migrants to work in the UK this year

The number of skilled migrants coming to live and work in Britain will reach an all-time peak this year, experts predicted this week.

Wednesday, 26 March 2008Read More

Immigrant workers collect 28 million GBP in child benefits

Since entering the European Union in 2004, Poland and seven other eastern European states have collected 28 million GBP in Child Benefit money for children not living in the UK.

Tuesday, 25 March 2008Read More

UK immigration to crack down on fraud

New immigration rules are being put in place to prevent UK visa fraud. These more stringent rules will come into affect this month.

Thursday, 20 March 2008Read More

UK increasingly popular with overseas and local students

Everybody wants to study in the UK, or so it seems, as a recent report showed that there's been an almost 7% (over 26,000) increase in applications to UK universities and colleges in 2008.

Friday, 7 March 2008Read More

New immigration rules will give UK a boost

The new points-based system for immigrants, which has come into force on last week Friday, the 29th of February, will let the right people into the UK, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown had stated.

Tuesday, 4 March 2008Read More

Highly skilled migrants bring clever balance to UK

Britain is enjoying an influx of highly skilled migrants, whose numbers outweigh those leaving the country, a recent survey revealed.

Saturday, 1 March 2008Read More

Unveiled: New UK immigration points-based system

The UK's new points-based immigration system is finally seeing the light of day, as the UK Government has just published its details. The big day will be on the 29th of February when it will come into effect.

Monday, 11 February 2008Read More

Overseas students flock to Britain

Britain is fast catching up to America's reputation as the most popular place for overseas students to study, according to a survey published last week.

Monday, 4 February 2008Read More

Why highly skilled migrants should act now: New UK immigration points-based system in the pipeline

If you would like to live and work in the United Kingdom, now is the best time to apply for a working visa, as from the 1st of March 2008, the current Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) and UK Work Permit scheme will be replaced by a brand new points-based system.

Tuesday, 15 January 2008Read More

Biggest Property Boom in UK History

The Office of National Statistics has released a new study on Britain's wealth: 60% of the UK's overall financial value of about £6.5 trillion is tied up in property.

Tuesday, 24 July 2007Read More

London Tourism on the Rise

New Figures show that 2006 was a record year for the number of tourists visiting the UK Capital.

Friday, 15 June 2007Read More

UK Economy Expands by 2.9 percent in Q1

As the first quarter of the fiscal year draws to a close, the UK economy has posted growth of 2.9%.

Friday, 1 June 2007Read More

New International Graduate Scheme

The immigration rules have been widened to include graduates who have completed their studies in the UK allowing them to work for up to 12 months.

Friday, 4 May 2007Read More

Further Details of New Points Based Immigration Scheme Released

The UK Government plans to implement a new Australian style points based system to manage migration to the UK more effectively.

Friday, 20 April 2007Read More

Minister Announces Sweeping Changes to UK Immigration System

2008 will see the introduction of a new UK immigration scheme to reward highly skilled migrants, says Liam Byrne, UK Immigration Minister.

Thursday, 19 April 2007Read More

Forthcoming Changes in UK Immigration Categories

In the past few weeks, the Home Office has announced key changes to several visa categories.

Tuesday, 3 April 2007Read More

UK Second Best Market for Property Investment

According to new figures issued by Assetz Property Investment Tracker the UK is the second most profitable country for buy to let investors.

Monday, 2 April 2007Read More

Minister announces immigration reform plans

Home Office minister Liam Byrne outlines new measures for immigration control.

Wednesday, 28 March 2007Read More

How will IRIS affect border control?

The UK has introduced a new fast and secure method of clearing immigration method called IRIS Recognition Immigration System). IRIS recognises someone by the pattern of his or her iris which is also the most personally distinct external physical characteristic.

Wednesday, 21 March 2007Read More

Entry clearance fees to be introduced!

The Home Office and Foreign Commonwealth Office have announced the introduction of new fees for entry clearance for those applying to come into the UK to visit, study, live or work.

Monday, 19 March 2007Read More

Certificate of Approval Update

Following a High Court ruling, the Home Office has now relaxed the criteria for obtaining a Certificate of Approval (COA) for couples who wish to get married or enter into civil partnership in the UK.

Wednesday, 14 March 2007Read More

Australian Public Holiday - Monday, 12th of March 2007

We wish to advise our clients that our Australian office will be closed on 12th March, 2007 for Labour Day.

Friday, 9 March 2007Read More

Hike in UK Immigration and Nationality fees

The UK Government has announced new fees for immigration and nationality which will come into effect from April 2007.

Friday, 9 March 2007Read More

Knowledge of Life in the UK introduced for Settlement

The UK Government has introduced an additional requirement of language knowledge and “life in the UK” for those adults who are applying for indefinite leave to remain on or after 2nd April 2007.

Wednesday, 7 March 2007Read More

UK economy performance praised by IMF

International Monetary Fund (IMF) has announced that UK’s macroeconomic performance remains ‘impressive’.

Tuesday, 6 March 2007Read More

New TB test for Pakistan

New requirements have been revealed for applicants in Pakistan who wish to come to the UK for longer than 6 months.

Monday, 5 March 2007Read More

Updated guidelines for work permit holders!

Revised guidelines have been issued by Work Permit UK affecting work permit holders on a six months work permit or less.

Saturday, 3 March 2007Read More

Opportunities for student nurses to study in the UK

Great opportunities are now open to nurses to work in the over 20,000 private care homes for the elderly in Britain.

Thursday, 1 March 2007Read More

Opportunities for student nurses to study in the UK

Great opportunities are open to nurses to work in the over 20,000 private care homes for the elderly in Britain.

Thursday, 1 March 2007Read More

Opportunities for student nurses to study in the UK.

Great opportunities are open to nurses to work in the over 20,000 private care homes for the elderly in Britain.

Thursday, 1 March 2007Read More

Plight of Overseas Doctors

The British High Court has refused a judicial review of the changes made to the Immigration Rules abolishing the permit-free training for overseas doctors.

Saturday, 17 February 2007Read More

Overseas Workers contribute to growing UK Economy

The UK economy is booming! The country has experienced the fastest economic growth since 2004 which had led companies to step up hiring both domestic and overseas workers.

Wednesday, 14 February 2007Read More

UNFAIRNESS IN DEALING WITH HSMP WORKERS DEBATED IN UK GOVERMENT

The case of highly skilled Indian migrants was debated in the British Parliament.

Friday, 9 February 2007Read More

UK BORDERS BILL ACHIEVES SECOND READING WITHOUT A VOTE

New laws intended to tighten the Government's grip on immigration after a string of headline-grabbing fiascos have cleared their first Commons hurdle.

Tuesday, 6 February 2007Read More

Border Bill achieves second reading without a vote

New laws intended to tighten the Government's grip on immigration after a string of headline-grabbing fiascos have cleared their first Commons hurdle.

Tuesday, 6 February 2007Read More

NEW TECHNOLOGY AT BIRMIMGHAM AIRPORT HELPS STRENGHTEN UK BORDER

New biometric technology launched at Birmingham Airport today has been introduced to boost Britain's border controls.

Monday, 5 February 2007Read More

New Airport Technology Strengthens UK Border

New biometric technology launched at Birmingham Airport today has been introduced to boost Britain's border controls.

Monday, 5 February 2007Read More

NEW TECHNOLOGY AT BIRMIMGHAM AIRPORT HELPS STRENGHTEN UK BORDER

New biometric technology launched at Birmingham Airport today has been introduced to boost Britain's border controls.

Monday, 5 February 2007Read More

Macedonias Bid for EU Membership

Macedonia is looking to be the next possible EU member, following in the footsteps of Bulgaria and Romania.

Wednesday, 31 January 2007Read More

Chinese Embassy closed 17/02/07 - 21/02/07

The Embassy will be closed from 17th until 21st of February for the celebration of the Chinese New Year.

Saturday, 27 January 2007Read More

New TB Test for Ghana and Kenya

From 5 February 2007, visa applicants in Ghana and Kenya applying for UK visas valid for stays longer than six months will need to provide with their visa application a certificate confirming that they are free from infectious tuberculosis (TB).

Saturday, 27 January 2007Read More

UK suspends Working Holiday Visas

Suspension is still in place for some countries participating in the Working Holiday Maker Scheme.

Saturday, 20 January 2007Read More

United Nations fall under Concession

United Nations: for Nationality purposes the Home Office has clarified that UN employees will now fall under a concession.

Monday, 15 January 2007Read More

Bulgaria and Romania Join the EU

From 1st January 2007, as European Economic Area (EEA) nationals, Bulgarians and Romanians will be able to move and reside freely in any EU Member State.

Monday, 1 January 2007Read More

NURSES TO BE REMOVED FROM SHORTAGE OCCUPATION LIST

Taking effect on August 14, 2006, all registered nurses will not longer be listed on the Work Permits UK Shortage Occupation list.

Tuesday, 11 July 2006Read More

UK BUSINESS GENERATES MORE WEALTH THAN OTHER EU COUNTRIES

According to the latest official statistics, businesses in the United Kingdom generated more economic wealth than the firms from any other European country.

Tuesday, 11 July 2006Read More

NEWCOMERS OFFSET JOBLESS TOTAL

Although the number of unemployed in the UK is about to hit 1 million, at the same time the number of full-time jobs on offer is also increasing thanks to the number of newcomers finding employment in the UK.

Tuesday, 11 July 2006Read More

UK REAL ESTATE PRICES INCREASE

House prices in the UK have risen by 5.6% in the last year up to May. The average house or flat in the UK is over £190,000.

Tuesday, 11 July 2006Read More

UK GOVERNMENT UNDERESTIMATES NUMBER OF MIGRANTS FROM EU

The number of migrants from the new European Union accession countries may be as much as 50% higher than previous indications

Tuesday, 11 July 2006Read More

CHANGES IN UK VISA SERVICES ABROAD

UKVisas has announced further changes in its Visa services in British diplomatic missions abroad.

Friday, 7 July 2006Read More

UK TOURISM ON THE RISE

The number of overseas visitors to the UK rose by 7% in the past year. The Office of National Statistics has tracked the number of tourists to the UK from April 2005 to April 2006.

Thursday, 6 July 2006Read More

UK NEEDS TO INVEST IN TOURIST INFRASTRUCTURE

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, the United Kingdom can realize its full tourism potential by significant investment in its airport, hotel stock and transit infrastructure.

Thursday, 8 June 2006Read More

MIGRANTS KEEP HIGHLAND POPULATION GROWING

The Scottish Highlands are dependant on migrants for their continued growth.

Thursday, 8 June 2006Read More

UK UNIVERSITIES INTEGRAL TO ECONOMY

A recent study by Universities UK demonstrates that the UK’s universities are worth over 45 billion per year to the domestic economy.

Thursday, 8 June 2006Read More

ROYAL SOCIETY STUDIES SKILLS NEEDED FOR ECONOMY

The Royal Society has begun a study to see if the UK’s Higher Education system will produce enough people with the skills needed by the economy in 2015, and onwards.

Thursday, 8 June 2006Read More

UK ECONOMY GROWS AGAIN IN FIRST QUARTER OF 2006

The UK Economy grew by 0.6% in the first quarter of 2006, fueled by growth in the investment and manufacturing sectors.

Thursday, 8 June 2006Read More

LONDON TO HOST 2011 WORLDSKILLS COMPETITION

In a bid supported by UKvisas, London will be the home of the 2011 WorldSkills competition, which showcases the work skills of people from around the world.

Wednesday, 7 June 2006Read More

PM OUTLINES GOVERNMENT PRIORITIES TO NEW IMMIGRATION SECRETARY

In a letter from 10 Downing St., British PM Tony Blair outlines the priorities of the government to the new Secretary of state for the Home Department, John Reid.

Wednesday, 7 June 2006Read More

UK DRAWS SAME-SEX COUPLES FROM USA

The United Kingdom is an increasingly attractive destination for same-sex couples who feel discriminated against in the United States, according to Human Rights Watch.

Tuesday, 9 May 2006Read More

WORKERS FROM NEW EU INTEGRAL TO BRITISH ECONOMY

The UK government welcomes the continuing migration of Poles, Czechs and other nations of the new EU countries as integral to the UK economy.

Tuesday, 9 May 2006Read More

UK IS TOP DESTINATION FOR MIGRANTS FROM NEW EU

Since the European Union expanded to include much of Eastern Europe, the United Kingdom has been the top destination for migrants from the accession countries.

Tuesday, 9 May 2006Read More

UKVISAS ANNOUNCES OFFICE CLOSURES AND NEW RESTRICTIONS

There are several new changes in the services offered by UKvisas. There are some new restrictions, and some changes in service offered at certain embassies and consulates.

Wednesday, 3 May 2006Read More

UK ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO EEA FAMILY PERMITS

The EU Free Movement of Persons Directive comes into effect as of April 30, 2006.

Wednesday, 3 May 2006Read More

MIGRATION FROM EEA KEY TO UK GROWTH AND PROSPERITY

The influx of migrants from Eastern Europe has helped Britain’s economy to thrive.

Monday, 24 April 2006Read More

UNITED KINGDOM GROWING AT RECORD PACE THANKS TO IMMIGRATION

According to the National Statistics Office, 2004 was a record year for the number of newcomers to the United Kingdom.

Wednesday, 12 April 2006Read More

HOME OFFICE ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN UK ANCESTRY VISA

The Home Office has announced a change to the UK Ancestry visa. Holders of this visa will now be allowed to remain in the UK for five years.

Saturday, 8 April 2006Read More

HOME OFFICE WORKING TOWARDS MAKING IMMIGRATION PROCESS FAIR AND OPEN

The Home Office continues its commitment to making the UK immigration process as accountable and fair possible.

Saturday, 8 April 2006Read More

IMMIGRATIOIN MINISTER ANNOUCES GREATER CO-OPERATION WITH SCOTLAND

Home Office Minister Tony McNulty explained some of the government’s new immigration measures in Scotland.

Saturday, 8 April 2006Read More

NEW IMMIGRATION, ASYLUM AND NATIONALITY ACT

On March 30, 2006 a new law affecting immigrants to the United Kingdom was given royal assent.

Saturday, 8 April 2006Read More

UK VISA SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS IN NIGERIA

The United Kingdom High Commission Nigeria has announced improvements to its UK visa service in Nigeria.

Saturday, 8 April 2006Read More

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