Immigration News

33,000 people unable to live in UK with their spouses due to income threshold

July 10, 2015

It has recently been announced that approximately 33,000 couples are separated through the stringent financial thresholds set out by the Home Office in July 2012. The £18,600 threshold – which remains unchanged since the inception of the rule – is …

New Regulations on collecting Biometric Residence Permits on arrival in the UK

July 3, 2015

Applicants for settlement visas to enter the UK as the partner or spouse of a British Citizen or UK permanent resident are now provided with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), a wallet-sized plastic card confirming their right to live and …

New UK settlement priority visa service now available to applicants in Russia

June 26, 2015

Effective 24 June 2015, the settlement priority visa service has been expanded by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) in partnership with Teleperformance in Russia, to include fiancee, partner and spouse visa applications from Russian nationals wishing to settle in …

Australian Federal Government announces crackdown on fake ‘couples’

May 23, 2015

From June 2015, the Australian Federal government will be using new checking systems to target couples who enter into fake marriages in order to get Australian partner and spouse visas and subsequently live apart and claim two lots of welfare …

£1.7 billion UK migrant health surcharge set to be recouped

April 4, 2015

According to latest NHS statistics, the burden of giving medical care to temporary migrants too much and so new legislation, coming into effect on 6 April 2015 is designed to plug the financial shortfall. At the moment, migrants who enter …

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