Immigration News

Changes to English language testing in the UK family route

August 2, 2014

2 August 2014 Before the changes came into effect on 24 July 2014, nationals and long term residents of countries listed by the Home Office as having no UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI)-approved A1 English testing centre were not required …

UK marriage visas: Court of Appeal reveals judgment on minimum income threshold

July 16, 2014

12 July 2014 When the minimum income threshold for British citizens and legal permanent residents to sponsor a non-EEA fiancee, spouse or partner to come and live in the UK was introduced in July 2012, it was roundly condemned by …

Canada may introduce language and education requirements for sponsored spouses

July 5, 2014

5 April 2014 The federal government has been holding consultations recently surrounding the subject of Canadian citizens and permanent residents who wish to bring their foreign-born spouses into the country or a partner or marriage visa under the family sponsorship …

Canadian partner and spousal family sponsorship backlog is causing distress

July 1, 2014

1 July 2014 There are fears growing in Canada that the ‘inland sponsorship program’ is about to be scrapped, fuelled by the current backlog in the processing of immigration applications for foreign partners and spouses already living in the country. …

Teleperformance to become commercial partner for UKVI in Rwanda

March 24, 2014

As of 25 March 2014, UK visa applications which were previously being made at the visa application desk at the British High Commission in Kigali will need to be made at a new Visa Application Centre operated by Teleperformance, as …

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