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Australians and New Zealanders applying for UK visas to pay NHS surcharge

February 8, 2016

From 6th April 2016, all UK visa applicants from Australia and New Zealand who wish to settle in the UK with their unmarried partner, fiancée or spouse will be required to pay a £200 annual NHS surcharge as part of …

Supreme Court ruling: English test still required for foreign partners and spouses

November 19, 2015

The Supreme Court has ruled that the requirement for a foreign fiancée, partner or spouse of a British citizen or legal permanent resident to pass an English competency test in order to enter or remain in the UK does not …

33,000 people unable to live in UK with their spouses due to income threshold

July 10, 2015

It has recently been announced that approximately 33,000 couples are separated through the stringent financial thresholds set out by the Home Office in July 2012. The £18,600 threshold – which remains unchanged since the inception of the rule – is …

New Regulations on collecting Biometric Residence Permits on arrival in the UK

July 3, 2015

Applicants for settlement visas to enter the UK as the partner or spouse of a British Citizen or UK permanent resident are now provided with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), a wallet-sized plastic card confirming their right to live and …

New UK settlement priority visa service now available to applicants in Russia

June 26, 2015

Effective 24 June 2015, the settlement priority visa service has been expanded by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) in partnership with Teleperformance in Russia, to include fiancee, partner and spouse visa applications from Russian nationals wishing to settle in …

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