Immigration News

Love is not enough for under 21 UK marriage visa application

December 10, 2009

A young married couple may be unable to live in the UK after their UK spousal visa application has been rejected, with a subsequent appeal also thrown out by a High Court Judge. The couple, British 18-year old Amber Aguilar …

Human Rights Issue for Transsexual UK Visa Application

December 7, 2009

A transsexual Malaysian woman and her British husband are fighting to be able to stay in the UK. Fatine Young and her husband Ian Young were married in the UK in June 2009 upon obtainment of a certificate of approval …

Current UK fiancee and spouse visa processing times

November 23, 2009

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 …

Four States Help Promote the Potential End of the Widow Penalty

October 14, 2009

Four States Help Promote the Potential End of the ‘Widow Penalty’ The US immigration community has long been split over the fairness, and possibilities for moving forward fairly, of the so-called ‘widow penalty’. This situation arises when the widow or …

Additional checks strengthen dependant sponsorship safety in Australia

September 16, 2009

The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), has recently announced its plans to increase the measures already in place regarding the children in family class dependant applications. Set out by the department’s Family and Health Policy Branch as an …

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