Immigration News

New Requirements for Same Sex and Unmarried Couples in Australia

February 24, 2010

New Australian legislation will make it easier for committed unmarried couples to benefit from the legal entitlement currently reserved for married couples. In a move that will include de facto and same sex relationships, the New South Wales Government intends …

Current UK fiancee and spouse visa processing times

January 27, 2010

One of the most frequently asked questions our clients ask is “How long does it typically take to obtain a UK settlement visa?” We are pleased to provide the most up-to-date information regarding the current processing times for fiancée, partner …

Lord’s Ruling Negatively Impacts on Bogus Marriage Statistics

January 11, 2010

A dramatic increase in sham marriages in the UK over the past 12 months has been largely blamed on a ruling by the House of Lords. The British Government had taken great pride in its crackdown on bogus marriages, primarily …

Pakistani Marriage Visa Issues Continue

January 7, 2010

A stressful situation has developed in Azad Kashmir which is threatening to disrupt hundreds of families. The British High Commission (BHC) in Islamabad has been rejecting a large number of legitimate marriage visa applications due to an administrative issue that …

American wins fight to remain in the UK

December 15, 2009

An American mother living in Scotland has been given bittersweet news this Christmas. Angela Faye Smith, 41, had been facing deportation following the breakdown of her marriage and an unsuccessful visa application. Ms Smith, who had initially entered the UK …

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