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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.
Online Payment for UK Visa Application Becomes Mandatory in Africa

Online Payment for UK Visa Application Becomes Mandatory in Africa

January, 2014

Online payment for all UK visa applications will become mandatory in 15 African countries from January, 27, 2014, according to a recent announcement by UK Border Agency (UKBA).
UK to Reopen Mobile Visa Application Service in Laos

UK to Reopen Mobile Visa Application Service in Laos

January, 2014

It will be easier for Lao residents to make a UK visa application as the UK government will re-open the mobile UK visa application service to Laos at the British Embassy in Vientiane from 07 February 2014, UK Border Agency announced on 14 January.
UK Compulsory Online Payment for Application Fees

UK Compulsory Online Payment for Application Fees

January, 2014

As of December 16, 2013, certain overseas applicants seeking to apply for a visa to the UK must now pay their application fee online, as part of the application process.
 UKBA Removes Web Money as Visa Payment Option in Ukraine

UKBA Removes Web Money as Visa Payment Option in Ukraine

January, 2014

Web Money has stopped operating in Ukraine, according to a recent announcement by UK Border and Agency (UKBA).
Changes to Service Standards for Application Made in UK Take Effect from January

Changes to Service Standards for Application Made in UK Take Effect from January

January, 2014

From January 1, 2014, UKVI service standards for applications made within the UK have been changed following feedback from customers and partners.
UK Visa Applications in a Busy Period for Chinese New Year

UK Visa Applications in a Busy Period for Chinese New Year

January, 2014

People wishing to visit the UK for the annual Chinese New Year celebrations should make their visa application as soon as possible since it is expected that there will be a surge in applications from people in China in January, UK Border Agency (UKBA) has recently announced.
UK Immigration Control on Romanian and Bulgarian nationals Expires

UK Immigration Control on Romanian and Bulgarian nationals Expires

January, 2014

At midnight on December 31, 2013, the transitional controls restricting access to UK labor market on citizens of Romania and Bulgaria has expired.
2013 UK Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme Opens for Taiwan from 7 March

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

January, 2013

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.
UKBA Responses to Concerns about Backlogs of UK Visa Applications

UKBA Responses to Concerns about Backlogs of UK Visa Applications

January, 2013

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.
UK Visa Rule Change Affects Non-EU Players

UK Visa Rule Change Affects Non-EU Players

January, 2013

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.
Many UK Visa Options for Australians

Many UK Visa Options for Australians

January, 2013

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.
UK Youth Mobility Scheme Available for South Korean Nationals

UK Youth Mobility Scheme Available for South Korean Nationals

January, 2013

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.
UK Launches New Priority Fast-track Visa Service for Kenyans

UK Launches New Priority Fast-track Visa Service for Kenyans

January, 2013

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.
UK Citizenship – Changes in the Assessment of Good Character

UK Citizenship – Changes in the Assessment of Good Character

January, 2013

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

Britain Prepare to Welcome Visitors for the 2012 Olympics

January, 2012

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

UK to Attract Only the Best and Brightest Migrants

January, 2012

The UK plans to change its immigration policy to attract only the best and brightest migrants, according to Immigration Minister Damian Green.
New List of English Language Test Providers for UK Visa Applications

New List of English Language Test Providers for UK Visa Applications

January, 2012

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.
UK Tier 2 and Tier 5 Visa Applications To Move Online

UK Tier 2 and Tier 5 Visa Applications To Move Online

January, 2012

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.
New UK Visa Application Form and Guidance for Bulgarians and Romanians

New UK Visa Application Form and Guidance for Bulgarians and Romanians

January, 2012

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.
New Procedure for Visa Applicants Seeking Arts Council England Endorsement

New Procedure for Visa Applicants Seeking Arts Council England Endorsement

January, 2012

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.
UK Priority Visa Service Launched in Ukraine

UK Priority Visa Service Launched in Ukraine

January, 2012

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.
UK Priority Visa Service Launched in Thailand

UK Priority Visa Service Launched in Thailand

January, 2012

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

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

January, 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.
UK welcomes New Zealand immigrants

UK welcomes New Zealand immigrants

January, 2011

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.
UK Business Secretary calms fears over immigration cap

UK Business Secretary calms fears over immigration cap

January, 2011

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.
Higher language entry level to study in the UK

Higher language entry level to study in the UK

January, 2011

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.
Three months left for UK onshore Tier 1 Visa application

Three months left for UK onshore Tier 1 Visa application

January, 2011

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.
Interim limit on Tier 2 visa sponsorships by April 2011

Interim limit on Tier 2 visa sponsorships by April 2011

January, 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.
UK Immigration Cap is a Con

UK Immigration Cap is a Con

January, 2010

Labour MP's have called out against Migration Watch and Tory leader David Cameron's suggestion that the UK population will hit 70 million.
UK Home Office to Increase Government Immigration Fees

UK Home Office to Increase Government Immigration Fees

January, 2010

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.
Conservative leader proposes conservative cap on immigration

Conservative leader proposes conservative cap on immigration

January, 2010

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.
English language schools amidst a over-haul of student visas

English language schools amidst a over-haul of student visas

January, 2010

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.
Record numbers of work permits issued for migrants

Record numbers of work permits issued for migrants

January, 2009

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.
Million new jobs go to migrants

Million new jobs go to migrants

January, 2009

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.
Sponsoring students under the points-based system for immigration

Sponsoring students under the points-based system for immigration

January, 2009

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.
Government's new bill shakes up the route to citizenship

Government's new bill shakes up the route to citizenship

January, 2009

A bill which requires newcomers to the UK to earn the right to stay here was recently published in Parliament.
UK immigration system commits to protect children

UK immigration system commits to protect children

January, 2009

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

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

January, 2008

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.

Macedonias Bid for EU Membership

Macedonias Bid for EU Membership

January, 2007

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

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

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

January, 2007

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

New TB Test for Ghana and Kenya

New TB Test for Ghana and Kenya

January, 2007

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).

UK suspends Working Holiday Visas

UK suspends Working Holiday Visas

January, 2007

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

United Nations fall under Concession

United Nations fall under Concession

January, 2007

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

Bulgaria and Romania Join the EU

Bulgaria and Romania Join the EU

January, 2007

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.