Immigration News

Fee Increases Across the UK Visa Application Spectrum

April 6, 2009

Recent changes to the fee structure of both onshore and offshore UK visa applications came into effect on Monday 6th April 2009, having initially been announced in February, and apply to all applicants looking to visit, work or stay in …

Additional Clarification for Abuse of the UK Marriage Visa Application Process

March 24, 2009

The changes to the UK visa application age from 18 – 21 were announced in November 2008, with the aim to reduce the number of sham marriages from people who abuse the marriage visa process. Additional information has been offered …

Changes to Knowledge of Life Requirement for UK Settlement Applications

March 21, 2009

The Knowledge of Life test for those visa applicants of all categories, including UK marriage visas and partner visa applications, has just got a little bit stricter. While the test itself is, in many ways, a continuous work of changes …

Current UK settlement visa processing times

March 20, 2009

One of the most frequently asked questions our clients ask about the UK settlement visa application process is “How long does it typically take to obtain a visa?” We are pleased to provide our customers with the most up-to-date information …

No discrimination between Australian interdependency, spousal and de facto visa applications

March 17, 2009

With the aim to remove any discrimination of same-sex couples over the partner visa application process, changes will come into effect as of 15th March 2009 to ensure all same-sex and opposite-sex family visa applications are processed under the same …

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