Immigration News

Changes to UK marriage visa processing in Germany

May 10, 2011

Following the permanent closure of the British Consulate General in Düsseldorf, delays for UK marriage visa processing are possible. The UK Border Agency (UKBA) closed its Düsseldorf office on 31st March 2011, with all of the applications made to this …

Bogus Marriages Tackled by Church of England

April 20, 2011

With an on-going focus on reducing bogus marriages, the tradition of reading church banns is set to be dropped. The change is specifically with regard to non-EU nationals wishing to get married in the UK, with UK Border Agency (UKBA) …

UK Government Sees Setback on Language Requirements

April 15, 2011

Recent developments in the UK Government’s aim to introduce compulsory minimum English language standards for foreign nationals applying for a spouse, de facto partner or fiancé(e) have come up against a stumbling block. This block had been widely expected in …

Expected End to the UK Certificate of Approval (COA) Scheme

April 6, 2011

A recent announcement by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) has clarified the proposed date on which the Certificate of Approval (COA) scheme will end. Subject to approval by the UK Parliament, the scheme will end on 9th May 2011, following …

UK marriage visa fee increase

April 5, 2011

Following Parliamentary approval, the UK Border Agency (UKBA) announced the new fee schedule for settlement applications. The changes to the schedule, which include fees for a UK marriage visa, UK fiancee visa, UK de facto partner visa, UK civil partnership …

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