Immigration News

UK Home Office Minister admits that income threshold rule is unfair

February 12, 2015

Home Office Immigration Minister James Brokenshire has admitted that the threshold rules regarding spouse and partner immigration visas for UK citizens and permanent residents are unfair when compared to those governing EU nationals from other member states. After the introduction …

Australian partner visa fee increase draws wide criticism among migration agents

January 5, 2015

The fee increases in respect of Australian onshore and offshore partner, spouse and prospective marriage (fiancée) visa applications have been criticised by Angela Chan, the National President of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA), the professional association for Registered Migration …

European Court of Justice rules on EEA family permit scheme

December 19, 2014

In a case centering on a family with very complex nationality issues, the European Court of Justice has recently ruled that the UK requirement that non-EU family members of EEA nationals need a travel permit to enter the country is …

Australian government announces increase in partner visa fees

December 15, 2014

In what has been dubbed by the press a ‘tax on love’, the Australian government announced recently that effective January 1, 2015 all visa applications for anyone wishing to marry or set up a permanent relationship with a non-Australian citizen …

Early day motion challenges UK minimum income threshold decision

October 2, 2014

Changes in UK immigration rules for partners, spouses and children that came into force in July 2012 are to be challenged in parliament in an early day motion tabled by a North Ayrshire MP, Katy Clark. Two of her constituents …

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