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Community Sponsorship Scheme Developed for UK Refugees

Community Sponsorship Scheme Developed for UK Refugees

August, 2016

Refugees in the United Kingdom can now receive support from groups such as churches, companies, and charities under the newly launched full community sponsorship scheme.

Home Office Clarifies Status of UK and EU Nationals during Exit Process

Home Office Clarifies Status of UK and EU Nationals during Exit Process

August, 2016

Various British government officials and legal bodies have already said that the UK’s decision to leave the European Union will not incur immediate effects on UK nationals in EU member states and vice versa. The Home Office reassured this in a statement published last July 11, outlining the residential status of individuals who are likely to be affected by the referendum result popularly known as Brexit.

New Scheme Encourages Voluntary Care for Child Refugees

New Scheme Encourages Voluntary Care for Child Refugees

July, 2016

The Home Office and the UK Department for Education have jointly launched the National Transfer Scheme, an arrangement that encourages local authorities to care for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) in the country.

Brexit Bears No Immediate Effect on UK Citizens Outside EU

Brexit Bears No Immediate Effect on UK Citizens Outside EU

July, 2016

At the moment, Brexit has no immediate effect on the policies concerning the visa, passport, and citizenship of British citizens living outside the European Union (EU).

UK Immigration Process Unchanged for EU Citizens Following Brexit

UK Immigration Process Unchanged for EU Citizens Following Brexit

June, 2016

Citizens of countries under the European Union (EU) can still undergo the standard UK immigration processes despite the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the EU, a move that is popularly known as Brexit.

UK Appoints New Biometrics Commissioner

UK Appoints New Biometrics Commissioner

June, 2016

The Home Office has named Professor Paul Wiles as the United Kingdom’s new independent Biometrics Commissioner.

Updated EVW Scheme Benefits Oman, Qatar, UAE travellers

Updated EVW Scheme Benefits Oman, Qatar, UAE travellers

May, 2016

The United Kingdom has introduced an improved version of the electronic visa waiver authorization (EVW) for passport holders from Oman, Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

UK Resettlement Scheme Aims to Benefit 3,000 MENA Refugees

UK Resettlement Scheme Aims to Benefit 3,000 MENA Refugees

May, 2016

The UK government’s collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will result in the resettlement of up to 3,000 vulnerable individuals from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

UK Government Announces Significant Changes to Tier 2

UK Government Announces Significant Changes to Tier 2

April, 2016

The UK Government has announced that they will implement the Migration Advisory Committee’s (MAC’s) recommendations on changes to the Tier 2 - skilled visa category.
UK Home Secretary Attributes Immigration Security to EU Relations in Recent Speech

UK Home Secretary Attributes Immigration Security to EU Relations in Recent Speech

April, 2016

UK Home Secretary Theresa May touched on the issue of immigration security and border protection in a speech she delivered in London yesterday, 25th April 2016.