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UKVI visa application processing fees increase from 6 April 2017

5 April 2017 It has been announced that the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) processing fees are set to increase tomorrow, 6 April 2017. The new Home Office immigration and nationality fees were approved by Parliament on 3 April 2017.

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Supreme Court: income threshold requirement ‘lawful in principle’

1 March 2017 In late February 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that a controversial Home Office policy was ‘lawful in principle’. The policy, which requires households to reach an income threshold of £18,600 per annum before spouses or partners from

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Removal of 28-day grace period for FLR extension applications

21 November 2016 The recent changes to the UK immigration rules remove the ’28-day grace period’ which allowed applicants to apply for further leave to remain (FLR) after their current visa or leave to remain had expired. Apart from other

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New A2 English language requirement in the family route

15 November 2016 In January 2016, the UK Home Office announced a new English language requirement for foreign nationals applying to extend their existing settlement visa or leave to remain under the family route. Non-EEA partners and spouses of British

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UK spouse and partner visa application process after Brexit

11 July 2016 Brexit is a huge topic of conversation in most households in Britain right now. Whilst Leave campaigners are rejoicing, Remain campaigners and those EEA citizens living in the UK that were unable to vote are feeling sad

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UK partner and spouse visa fees set to rise on 18 March 2016

7 March 2016 The UK government announced earlier this year that UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) application fees would increase to reduce reliance on taxpayer contributions. As a result, some visa categories will see a significant increase (up to 25%)

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Draft EU agreement may eliminate the EEA Surinder Singh route

17 February 2016 The upcoming referendum over the UK’s position within the EU has significant implications for immigration. Whether Britain votes to stay or to leave, changes are expected that will affect not just foreign nationals currently living in the

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Applicants in Australia and New Zealand to pay NHS surcharge

8 February 2016 New Zealanders and Australians were for a long time exempt from the requirement to pay any kind of surcharge for healthcare received while visiting or living in the UK due to reciprocal healthcare agreements, but from 6

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Supreme Court upholds English language requirement for partners

20 November 2015 Learning a foreign language can be an important part of moving to a new country, but it is not always a requirement for obtaining a visa. However, anyone applying for a UK settlement de facto, fiancée or

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Children’s Commissioner releases report on financial requirements

14 September 2015 On September 9th 2015, the Children’s Commissioner for England released a report examining the effect the UKVI minimum income requirements for partner visas have on migrating children and their families. Since July 9th 2012, sponsoring British citizens

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