UKVI priority visa service resumes for marriage visa applications

11 January 2023 The current situation in Ukraine resulted in UK family visa applications being put on hold and the UKVI decision times vastly delayed. Most of the UKVI staff were diverted from their usual roles to support the government

UK family visas: end of year summary

27 December 2022 In just a few days, we will reach a complete year past the uncertainties of COVID-19 and be approaching a second year into the post pandemic period. As we reflect over 2022, it has been a full year

UKVI announces increased processing times for family applications

1 June 2022 There has been a noticeable increase in processing times for family applications in the past few weeks as UK visas and Immigration (UKVI) is prioritising applications from Ukrainian refugees. As a result, the processing times for all

UK family visa processing amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

25 December 2021 Since February 2020 the world has been all but halted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has affected all areas of life including international travel and immigration. The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) have maintained the

Coronavirus COVID-19 update: latest immigration news and changes

15 July 2020 Over the last few weeks we have seen a drastic change within the UK immigration sector as it relates to some of the Home Office requirements to either study, settle, marry or join family in the UK

Impact of COVID-19 on £18,600 minimum income threshold and KOL

10 April 2020 An updated Home Office guidance on the UKVI financial requirement is urgently required, as many sponsoring British citizens and permanent residents who have been furloughed or lost their jobs are no longer able to satisfy the financial

COVID-19 pandemic and UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) update

10 April 2020 Since February 2020 the world has been all but halted by the global coronavirus pandemic COVID-19. The pandemic has affected all areas of life including international immigration and travel. The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has maintained

Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak: impact on the UKVI visa processing

19 March 2020 There have been growing concerns that with the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) the UKVI partner, marriage and fiancée visa processing times may be affected. If more people (including UK immigration officers) are isolated, staff shortages

UK partner and marriage visa fees remain the same in 2020

21 February 2020 Surprisingly, the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)’s fee schedule for 2020 – 2021 remains the same as last year. The Home Office has on many past occasions raised the UK immigration and nationality fees between March and

Document reduction for settlement partner and spouse applications

17 February 2020 The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has released the new immigration instructions affecting Appendix FM settlement fiancée, spouse and unmarried partner visa applications made outside the UK. In a brief one-page internal memo addressed to the UKVI’s

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