Immigration News

Changes to Australian Bridging Visas

March 16, 2009

Amendments to the Australian bridging visa rules were announced on 15th March 2009. The changes also affect non-citizen children born in Australia and the taking of securities. The purpose of the amendments is related to Parts 1, 3 and 4 …

Changes for obtaining a police clearance certificate from Australia

February 23, 2009

Changes to the process of obtaining a police clearance certificate from Australia have recently been announced, with the potential to affect a number of Australian visa applications classes. Following changes to the National Police Check Application Form (also known as …

British Consulate in Seoul is no longer processing fiancee, spouse and partner visa applications

January 15, 2009

Effective January 12, 2009, the British Consulate in Manila, Philippines begins processing settlement visas for South Korean citizens. Previously, those applying for a fiancée, spouse, de facto partner, or proposed civil partner visa in South Korea had to submit their …

New Australian visa fee affecting subclass 300 visa applications

January 1, 2009

The Australian visa application fee will change effective January 1, 2009. Based on the current exchange rates of major world currencies to the Australian dollar, the visa application fee will decrease. This decrease applies to migrant and temporary visas issued …

UK Home Office starts issuing biometric identity cards

December 3, 2008

Effective 25th November 2008, the UK Home Office started issuing biometric identity cards to foreign nationals. For applicants who are applying for further leave to remain (FLR) in the UK, including those originally in possession of a UK fiancee visa, some …

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