Immigration News

UKBA backlog of marriage visa applications causes significant delays

February 11, 2013

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) backlog affecting postal further leave to remain (FLRm) applications has been well-documented and despite undertakings by the immigration authorities to reduce if not eliminate it by the end of 2012, huge numbers are still outstanding. …

Legitimate immigrants told to leave by UK Border Agency

January 7, 2013

Capita, a private company that has won a £40 million UK Border Agency contract to trace over 174,000 migrants who are living in the country illegally, from September 2012 has been using text messaging and emails to tell them that …

UK settlement marriage visa applications made in the US transferred to Sheffield

January 3, 2013

The British Consulate in New York has recently made an announcement that all UK settlement visa applications, including UK marriage visa, UK fiancee visa, UK unmarried partner visa and other relevant categories, made in the US will now be processed …

Annual increase in Australian partner visa fees

January 1, 2013

Senator Kate Lundy, the Acting Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, made a statement in October 2012 clarifying changes to the cost of applying for a partner, fiancee and marriage visa for those wishing to enter Australia under the partnership policy. …

Annual net migration to the UK drops below 200,000

December 6, 2012

According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), net migration to the UK (the balance between those arriving for long-term stays and those leaving the country) has dipped considerably during the past year, falling from 242,000 to 183,000 …

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