Immigration News

Home Office reduces 28-day grace period for further leave to remain applications

November 24, 2016

The UK government has recently announced that the 28-day grace period that previously allowed non-EEA nationals to extend or switch their existing visa shortly after it had expired will no longer apply to further leave to remain applications (FLR) made …

New requirements for sponsors supporting Australian partner and marriage visas

November 21, 2016

The safety and security of immigrants and their dependent children is an issue of concern in many countries. In order to improve safety standards, the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has introduced some new requirements for Australian …

New A2 English language requirement for partners and spouses in the UK

The Home Office announced earlier this year that non-EEA partners and spouses of British citizens and permanent residents wishing to extend their existing UK settlement visa or leave to remain from inside the UK on or after May 1, 2017 …

Canada to introduce new permanent residence policy for spouses and partners

March 3, 2016

Immigration Minister John McCallum announced changes to the current sponsorship rules that require foreign partners and spouses of Canadian citizens to wait two years before they can apply for permanent residency in Canada. The new policy will allow the foreign …

New EU agreement could split families by blocking the Surinder Singh route

February 22, 2016

New draft EU rules could make life difficult for hundreds of British citizens relying on legal precedent known as the ‘Surinder Singh route’ which allows them to bring their foreign spouse to the UK on an EEA family permit as …

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