Immigration News

Proposed changes to UK family immigration

July 15, 2011

A recent consultation document released by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) is likely to have far-reaching effects on the UK marriage visa application process. With data from the UK Border Agency showing that a number of abuses of the system …

Australian Partner Visa Fees Significantly Increase

July 1, 2011

The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has announced an increase in the visa application fees. Effective 1 July 2011, fees for the partner visas, including prospective marriage visa (subclass 300), temporary spouse/unmarried partner visa (subclass 820/309), and permanent …

Young couple appeal decision

June 16, 2011

The recurring problem resulting from the age rules for married couples where one party is a foreign national has yet again caused upset. Young married couple Grant and Katie Swift, from Wakefield in Yorkshire, UK, are facing considerable issues regarding …

UK Entry Clearance Requirements for Marriage and Civil Partnerships after May 9, 2011

June 1, 2011

The impact of the UK government’s abolishment of the Certificate of Approval scheme is not likely to be particularly far reaching, as essentially the same UK visa requirements remain in force, although some changes are important to note. Much had …

Changes to the UK marriage visa application process in Cyprus

May 20, 2011

Effective 16th May 2011, the British Consulate in Cyprus will no longer process UK visa applications, including UK fiancee visas, UK marriage visas, UK proposed civil partner visas, UK de facto (unmarried partner) visas and UK civil partnership visas. All …

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