New Home Office Policy Guidance for British Nationality

October 16, 2017

The Home Office today published a new collection of guidance documents used by the UK Visas and Immigration service when deciding applications for British nationality. These seem to have replaced ...

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New digital visa application service now available worldwide

October 16, 2017

In 2014 the Home Office introduced a new digital application service for customers in China to apply for visitor visas online. Following its successful launch, Access UK has now been made a ...

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Changes to the Immigration Rules

October 16, 2017

  The government announced today, 3 November, changes to the Immigration Rules which will affect applications made on or after 24 November unless stated otherwise. The main changes are ...

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5,000 refugees arrive since Syrian scheme expanded

October 16, 2017

Over 1,200 refugees arrived in the final 3 months of 2016, meaning 5,454 people have been given refuge since the government pledged to resettle 20,000 refugees by 2020. Within this total, approximate ...

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Visa applicants to the UK face £5.48 fee for emails

October 16, 2017

People applying for a visa to visit the UK are to be charged £5.48 to receive responses to customer service emails. The Home Office announced the new fee as part of an outsourced contract. It ...

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Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence and Tier 2 UK Visa compliance tightened for IT service providers

October 16, 2017

The Home Office has increased the number of unannounced Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence audits in recent months. It’s understood that especially, though not exclusively, the Home Office is targeting ...

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The status of EU Nationals in the UK

October 16, 2017

The decision about when to trigger Article 50 and start the formal process of leaving the EU will be for the new Prime Minister. The UK remains a member of the EU throughout this process, and until Ar ...

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What is on offer for EU nationals after Brexit: the key points

October 16, 2017

The government has laid out what EU citizens living in Britain can expect after the UK leaves the European Union In its offer to EU nationals living in the UK, the British government says it recognis ...

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Home Office makes changes to Appendix FM Minimum Income Rule following MM case

October 16, 2017

The Home Office yesterday published changes to the Immigration Rules intended to give effect to the Minimum Income Rule findings made by the Supreme Court in MM (Lebanon) & Others v ...

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