Immigration News

Tighter personal interviews help root out sham Australian marriage visa applications

August 1, 2009

A stricter marriage visa interview has been introduced by the Australian Immigration department to deal with the increase in sham marriages and civil partnerships. The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship Bona Fides Unit is dedicated to assessing the genuine …

Turkish Dependants Now In Line With ECAA

July 19, 2009

New changes relating to dependants of Turkish citizens came into force on 1st June 2009. Bringing the visa application definition of ‘dependants’ of Turkish citizens in to line with other European countries, even though Turkey is not a full member …

UK ID Cards for Non-EEA/EU Nationals

July 9, 2009

Home Secretary Alan Johnson has recently been in talks with the UK Border Agency to look at ways in which the proposed identity card scheme for foreign nationals may be speeded up. The current plans see all foreign nationals requiring …

Current UK fiancee and spouse visa processing times

July 3, 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 at UK visa-issuing …

New Australian partner visa forms now available

July 2, 2009

The new Australian visa application forms are now required from all foreign nationals applying for a family-class fiancée, partner or marriage visa to come to Australia, with the old forms no longer accepted as of 1stJuly 2009. Applications submitted using …

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