Immigration News

High Court judgment on UKBA financial requirement for partners

July 5, 2013

In July of 2012, the income threshold for those sponsoring a family member to enter the UK on a spousal visa, unmarried partner or fiancee visa under the settlement category was set at £18,600 a year, rising by £3,800 if …

EEA family permits under ‘Surinder Singh’ provision

The Surinder Singh legal precedent was set back in 1992 and has been available as a route to bringing in a non-EEA partner or spouse to the UK on an EEA family permit, but it has not been seen as …

UK Border Agency slated for new UK settlement visa requirements

June 14, 2013

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) is being criticised due to new financial regulations applicable to those sponsoring a non-EEA national to enter the country on a UK marriage (spouse) visa, UK fiancee visa or UK partner visa. Since July 2012, …

More countries added to the UKBA tuberculosis (TB) screening list

June 11, 2013

Effective 1 July 2013, UK fiancee, partner and marriage visa applicants in the following countries will be required to undergo mandatory pre-entry TB screening as part of the settlement visa application process: Cameroon China Ethiopia Gambia Hong Kong Indonesia Macau …

New online payment option available for UK marriage visa applicants in India

April 29, 2013

Effective 1 May 2013, anyone applying for a UK settlement fiancee, marriage or partner visa in India will have the option of using their debit or credit card to make an online payment of the associated UK Border Agency (UKBA) …

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