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Decisions on UK Visa Applications in Uruguay Shall Be Made in Bogota

Decisions on UK Visa Applications in Uruguay Shall Be Made in Bogota

January, 2015

From 26 January 2015, applications for visa for the United Kingdom submitted in Uruguay will be decided in Bogota.
UK Varsities Offer 401 Scholarship Awards for Indian Students

UK Varsities Offer 401 Scholarship Awards for Indian Students

January, 2015

The United Kingdom will be offering the highest number of scholarships ever worth 1.5 million pound (approx. Rs15.10 crore) to attract more Indian students.
Britain Introduced Simplified Business Visa Scheme for Chinese Applicants

Britain Introduced Simplified Business Visa Scheme for Chinese Applicants

December, 2014

UK Visas and Immigration has introduced a new visa scheme named “Select Business Scheme UK” (SBS UK) which allows Chinese businessmen or their representatives to make a visa application quickly.
Home Office Announced New Powers to Tackle Sham Marriages

Home Office Announced New Powers to Tackle Sham Marriages

November, 2014

Immigration and Security Minister James Brokenshire announced new powers that can assist the Home Office in tackling sham marriages.
UK Announces Exemptions to Transit Visa Regulations

UK Announces Exemptions to Transit Visa Regulations

November, 2014

As of December 1, 2014, South Africans, Swaziland and Lesotho nationals who hold a valid visa for Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the United States of America will no longer be required to have a transit visa to travel through the UK.
UK Registered Traveller Scheme Extended

UK Registered Traveller Scheme Extended

November, 2014

The United Kingdom Home Office has announced that travelers from United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan who frequently visit the UK can now benefit from a UK fast-track service.
Do you have an ILR? Don't make this mistake!

Do you have an ILR? Don't make this mistake!

November, 2014

The Indefinite Leave to Remain or ILR visa is visa which grants its holder permanent residency in the UK. If you currently hold an ILR you must be cautioned that it can be lost if you aren’t aware of the conditions it holds. The biggest mistake most ILR visa holders make is to assume that your stay in the UK is now permanent once your visa is granted. Many people get this visa and then leave the UK to pursue other things with the reasoning that they can always come back if things don’t work out elsewhere.
UK Launched Joint Short Stay Visa with Ireland

UK Launched Joint Short Stay Visa with Ireland

November, 2014

A new British-Irish Visa scheme between Ireland and the United Kingdom has been officially announced by British Ambassador to China Sir Sebastian Wood and Irish Ambassador Paul Kavanagh on October 28, 2014. Accordingly, visitors from China are permitted to visit both the UK and Republic of Ireland on a single travel visa.
Encouraging news for Tier 1 (General) applicants

Encouraging news for Tier 1 (General) applicants

November, 2014

On 11 July 2014 the Home Office published a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules to implement restrictions on the ability of those already present in the UK as a Tier 4 (Student) or Tier 1 (Post Study Work) to make an in-country application for an extension of stay as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur).

However in a recent statement from the Immigration Minister some changes were made to the Immigration Rules with some positive changes for those wishing to apply for a Tier 1 (General).

Changes to the UK Tier 1- Investor Visa

Changes to the UK Tier 1- Investor Visa

October, 2014

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has announced changes to the Tier 1 - Investor Visa route which will come into effect on 6 November 2014.