Immigration News

£1.7 billion UK migrant health surcharge set to be recouped

April 4, 2015

According to latest NHS statistics, the burden of giving medical care to temporary migrants too much and so new legislation, coming into effect on 6 April 2015 is designed to plug the financial shortfall. At the moment, migrants who enter …

UK immigration English language requirements for partners are changing

April 3, 2015

After 6 April 2015, the only recognised awarding bodies for Secure English Language Tests (SELT) will be the Cambridge English Language Assessments for applicants from outside the UK, or Trinity College GESE or ISE qualifications for applicants within the country. …

New Rules for non-EEA nationals giving a notice of marriage in the UK

March 1, 2015

There have been major changes made to the process involved in giving a notice of impending marriage or civil partnership. Effective 2 March 2015, all couples will be required to give a longer notice period of 28 days (up from …

UK Home Office Minister admits that income threshold rule is unfair

February 12, 2015

Home Office Immigration Minister James Brokenshire has admitted that the threshold rules regarding spouse and partner immigration visas for UK citizens and permanent residents are unfair when compared to those governing EU nationals from other member states. After the introduction …

Australian partner visa fee increase draws wide criticism among migration agents

January 5, 2015

The fee increases in respect of Australian onshore and offshore partner, spouse and prospective marriage (fiancée) visa applications have been criticised by Angela Chan, the National President of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA), the professional association for Registered Migration …

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