Immigration News

UK family immigration application fees set to increase again from 6 April 2018

April 3, 2018

The new UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)’s proposed immigration fee changes will be enacted as of 6 April 2018. The new immigration and nationality fees had been laid before and approved by Parliament in March 2018. The raise in fees …

UK immigration health surcharge (IHS) for partners is likely to double this year

February 12, 2018

Before commencing any project, it is always wise to calculate the costs involved, so as to be prepared. The result of failing to calculate the time and costs associated with submitting a UK settlement visa application to enter the UK, …

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 …

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