Visas, Immigration & Nationality

Home Office Interview – Genuine and Subsisting Relationship

Information regarding the United Kingdom Border Agency’s (UKBA) approach to assessing the genuineness of a relationship for visa purposes and some examples of interview questions: GENUINE AND SUBSISTING RELATIONSHIP If you are applying to enter the UK, or for permission to stay or settle here, you will need to satisfy the UKBA that your relationship…
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New UK Immigration Application Forms Introduced

From the 30th september 2013, the Home Office have released new versions of the following application forms for use on or after 1 October 2013: Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Tier 1 (Investor) Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Tier 1 (General) Tier 2 (Priority) Tier 2 (Priority Dependant) Tier 2 (Main Applicant) Tier 4…
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UKBA Backlog dubbed ‘Completely unacceptable

Following an investigation on applications to remain in Britain on the basis of marriage by Chief Inspector of Boarders and Immigration, John Vine, a backlog of over 16,000 unresolved cases were discovered, over 2000 of which were simply found dumped in boxes. Mr. Vine described the situation as ‘completely unacceptable’ and stated that it was…
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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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