Important procedural changes for FLR and ILR applicants in the UK

2 November 2018 There is a rollout of a new Home Office visa service in the UK from 2 November 2018 onwards. It will affect non-EEA nationals applying for indefinite leave to remain (settlement or ILR), further leave to remain

Applicants in the US no longer required to send documents to Sheffield

1 October 2018 It has been announced that effective October 2018 applicants in the US are no longer required to send original supporting documents to the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) processing centre in Sheffield. The new arrangement will benefit

Report: unprecedented changes to the UK immigration rules since 2010

1 September 2018 An exclusive report from the Guardian has revealed the full extent of immigration changes since 2010. It found that an astounding tally of more than 5,700 changes had been made. This has only further complicated the immigration

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Family Visa Unit under scrutiny

1 June 2018 Since 2015 the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) processing centre in Sheffield has been undertaking caseloads from countries around the world, which were previously handled by the local and regional British Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions with

UK partner and marriage visa fees to increase effective 6 April 2018

23 March 2018 The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) have announced that the current visa application fees will be increased at the beginning of April 2018. The UKVI have on many past occasions raised their fees between March and April

Mandatory NHS immigration health surcharge for partners to double

7 February 2018 The immigration healthcare surcharge (IHS) was first introduced in April 2015 with the view to provide the NHS with more funds to assist them in the provision of medical services to those seeking to settle in the

New UKVI scanning service introduced for some participating countries

12 November 2017 The scanning service was first introduced in early 2017 to aid both efficiency and ease of processing for UK visa applications, including settlement partner, fiancée and spouse visas. Due to the UKVI decision making centre in Sheffield

New ways to meet the financial requirements as of 10 August 2017

24 July 2017 It has been exactly five years and two weeks since the UKVI introduced life shattering legislation requiring British citizens and permanent residents seeking to sponsor their spouse, fiancée, unmarried partner and their dependent children for a UK

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.

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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