Immigration News

Court of Appeal ruling on UK marriage visa age

January 11, 2011

The well-publicised debate regarding the rise of the UK marriage visa age that has involved the Joint Council of the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI), the Court of Appeal and the Home Secretary has taken what many campaigners will see as …

Return of Document Changes – EEA Applications

January 10, 2011

Since Monday 17th January 2011, the way in which the UK Border Agency (UKBA) returns documents to applicants has changed. The UKBA now requires a particular type of envelope provided by the applicant for certain forms in order for the …

Lord pleads for change in young UK marriage visa rules

December 21, 2010

The Joint Council of the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) has got behind the Court of Appeal’s condemnation of the rise of the UK marriage visa age to 21. Called ‘arbitrary and disruptive’ by the Court of Appeal, the legal ban …

JCWI Voices UK Language Test Concerns

December 1, 2010

Almost as soon as the new English language test came into force on 29th November there have been criticisms of the scheme. The most vocal organisation is the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigration (JCWI), whose concerns regarding the …

UK Marriage Visa Fee Increase

November 22, 2010

Beginning 22 November 2010, processing fees for the UK settlement visas most often applied for by fiance(e)s, partners and spouses of British Citizens and lawful permanent residents will increase from current £644 to £750 or the equivalent in foreign currencies. …

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