Immigration News

Right of appeal removed for applicants refused a UK family visitor visa

April 26, 2013

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) recently announced that a change is to be made to the appeal process regarding those who have been denied leave to enter the UK as a family visitor. The change essentially removes the right of …

New UK settlement marriage visa fees come into force

April 8, 2013

Increased fees for UK marriage visas came into effect on 6 April 2013, having been first announced in February by the Minister of State for Immigration. The increases vary between different types of visas, the rises on average are a …

UK Border Agency consent form for UK settlement visa applicants in Russia

April 1, 2013

Effective 27 March 2013, any Russian Citizen wishing to apply for a UK settlement visa as a fiancee, spouse or unmarried partner of a British Citizen or UK legal permanent resident, must complete a consent form regarding the sharing of …

New TB testing requirement for UK marriage visa applicants in the Philippines

March 5, 2013

Effective 28 February 2013, all Filipino residents over 11 years old who wish to apply for a UK settlement visa must be screened for active tuberculosis (TB). This applies to fiancees, partners and spouses of British citizens and UK legal …

New UK marriage visa fees proposed

March 1, 2013

The government has announced proposals to make changes to the UK settlement visa application fees, including UK fiancee visa, UK marriage visa, UK unmarried (de facto) partner visa as well as further leave to remain (FLRm) and indefinite leave to …

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