Immigration News

New UK settlement visa rules for members of HM Armed Forces and their families

December 1, 2013

From 1st December 2013 changes will be made to the UK immigration rules which apply to settlement applications being made for UK marriage and UK partner visas by family members of British citizens serving in HM Armed Forces. There will …

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) reassesses declined partner visa applications

November 11, 2013

The Ombudsman in New Zealand has looked into fourteen complaints received by the office recently which claimed that Immigration New Zealand (INZ) offices in New Delhi and Mumbai had not properly assessed applications from partners and spouses of work and …

Home Office Appeal against the High Court judgment on income threshold to be heard in March 2014

November 4, 2013

In July 2013, the High Court found that the UK immigration rules relating to the minimum income threshold of British Citizens and UK legal permanent residents sponsoring a foreign fiancee, partner or spouse for a UK settlement visa were ‘unjustified …

New English language requirement for settlement and naturalisation applicants in the UK

October 25, 2013

Effective 28 October 2013, the Knowledge of Language and Life in the UK requirement (KOLL) will be split into two sections. Each of these new requirements needs to be met by applicants for settlement (indefinite leave to remain or ILR) …

Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) changes its name

September 25, 2013

Following the recent announcement on Facebook, the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has changed its name to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). The change was foreshadowed last week when Scott Morrison MP was sworn in …

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