Visas, Immigration & Nationality

English Language Requirement for Family Members Entry Clearance

Unless you are a national of a Majority English Speaking Country or  are a long-term resident of a country with no test centre, and you are applying for a visa from that country, you are required to have passed an English language test for applications as a spouse, partner or fiancé or proposed civil partner joining a…
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British Nationality Refunds

On Thursday 25th January 2013 the UKBA agency (now known as UKVI) announced that individuals, who applied to give up their British nationality between April 2007 and April 2010, may be entitled to a refund. If you belong to any of the following groups you may apply; British citizen, British overseas citizen, British overseas territories…
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London Met Regains International Student Licence

London Metropolitan university, the first university to have its non-EU sponsor licence revoked, has regained its foreign student licence enabling them once again to recruit and teach foreign students. Licence revocation In august last year London Met’s foreign student licence was revoked after an audit of the university by UK Border Agency (“UKBA”) found that…
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2013 Youth Mobility Scheme applications accepted for Taiwan from 7 March

From the 7th March 2013, the UK Border Agency at the visa application centre in Taiwan will accept Tier 5 (Youth mobility scheme) visa applications from Taiwan nationals. The youth mobility scheme visa allows those 2013 Youth Mobility Scheme applications accepted for Taiwan from 7 March If you wish to apply for a youth mobility…
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UKBA ever improving visa services for Chinese nationals

In light of the recent criticism that the UKBA has faced with the discovery by Chief Inspector of Boarders and Immigration, John Vine, of a backlog of over 16,000 unresolved cases, the UKBA has stayed resolute and recently revealed the success they have had in providing visa services to Chinese nationals. This follows on from…
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