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Immigration New Zealand (INZ) announces new technology platform for partner visa applications

August 19, 2013

In an attempt to move almost the entire visa application process online by 2015, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) recently announced plans to implement a new technology platform called Immigration Online. The purpose of this platform is to make New Zealand …

Further fees added to cost of Australian partner visa applications

August 11, 2013

The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) recently announced that an additional increase to the cost of applying for a fiancee visa (subclass 300 prospective marriage visa), partner/spouse visa (subclass 820/309) for Australia would be applied from 1 September …

New UK marriage visa priority service for Australia and New Zealand

August 2, 2013

From 1 August 2013, settlement visa applicants in Australia and New Zealand can expedite their UK fiancee, spousal or partner visa application for an additional fee. This priority service is optional and applicants who are not in any hurry to …

New procedure for UK settlement visa applications from the US

July 31, 2013

Anyone applying for a UK fiancee, spousal or partner visa from the US must follow a new procedure. Whereas UK settlement visa applications were previously submitted to the British Consulate in New York and forwarded to Sheffield, United Kingdom for …

Appeal now lodged by Home Office on income threshold decision

July 26, 2013

The Home Office has today lodged an appeal against a High Court judgment on the income threshold for those wishing to sponsor a foreign fiancee, spouse or partner along with any dependents to enter the UK on a settlement visa. …

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