Immigration News

UKVI document scanning service widely introduced around the world in 2017

December 28, 2017

The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) processing centres are responsible for making decisions on applications to visit, live, study, settle or work in the UK. By using their commercial partners VFS Global and Teleperformance (TLS), the two organisations that process …

UK Home Office introduces new ways to meet the minimum income requirements

August 8, 2017

On 10 August 2017 the UK family immigration category will undertake a practical and long awaited common sense amendment. The current rules require a British citizen sponsoring a non-European family member to meet the minimum income threshold of £18,600 or …

Minimum income threshold for foreign spouses and partners upheld by Supreme Court

February 23, 2017

According to the British Supreme Court, a Home Office policy which requires families to reach a minimum income threshold before foreign nationals can apply for a UK settlement fiancée, partner or spouse visa is ‘lawful in principle’. The decision, which …

Home Office reduces 28-day grace period for further leave to remain applications

November 24, 2016

The UK government has recently announced that the 28-day grace period that previously allowed non-EEA nationals to extend or switch their existing visa shortly after it had expired will no longer apply to further leave to remain applications (FLR) made …

New requirements for sponsors supporting Australian partner and marriage visas

November 21, 2016

The safety and security of immigrants and their dependent children is an issue of concern in many countries. In order to improve safety standards, the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has introduced some new requirements for Australian …

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