Immigration News

UK marriage visa age raised from 18 to 21

July 24, 2008

The last week of July 2008 has seen an important development in the Government’s commitment to stamping out forced marriages, with a five point plan to significantly strengthen the safeguards against them. A major development came in the announcement that …

Leave to enter for spouses – clarification

July 17, 2008

Some recent announcements relating to the leave to enter for spouses of British citizens and lawful permanent residents may have caused some confusion amongst holders of two-year spousal and partner visas. Entry clearance, which also serves as a leave to …

Australian fiancee, partner and marriage visa fee increase

June 17, 2008

The impending fee increases applicable to a number of Australian visa classes have recently been announced by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). The new application processing fees for Australian fiancée, partner, marriage and same sex partner visas are …

Biometrics for FLR(M) applicants in the UK

June 16, 2008

It was announced on 13th June 2008 by the Home Office UK Border Agency that there would be some additional changes to the application process. These changes relate to the application forms for those applying to extend their immigration status …

Changes in UK Settlement Visa Rules

June 1, 2008

Changes in the rules of UK Settlement Visas were addressed recently by the Minister for Borders and Immigration, Liam Byrne. Following the updates put in place from April 1st 2008 onwards, the minister was able to clarify a few points …

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