Visas, Immigration & Nationality

Visitors to the UK from the Philippines

There was a vast increase in the number of tourist and business visitors over the previous year. This was due to a number of factors. Since the EU lifted the ban on Philippine Airlines flights over EU airspace, a direct service from Manila to London is again in place. Getting a visa is easy; according…
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NEW NMC Registration Process as of 1 October 2014

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) are introducing a new competency test to their registration process for overseas trained nurses wanting to come and practice in the UK. The changes will take effect as of 1 October 2014 and will have a knock on effect on the visa applications of overseas nurses seeking to enter…
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Immigration Act 2014

This new Act received Royal Assent in 14 May 2014 and contains a fresh wave of fundamental reforms to the UK immigration system. Some provisions are already in force while others are not. One of the main changes is the reduction of applications where a right of appeal to an independent tribunal exists. Right of…
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Glyndwr University student visa appeal

The probe followed a BBC Panorama investigation into the issuing of English language certificates (February 2014) on which the granting of UK student visas depends. The results show that approximately 3,040 of Glyndwr’s 8,800 students were from overseas. Glyndwr university lost its trusted sponsor status for overseas students in June this year after a Home Office…
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Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur

One of the biggest concerns of any student is what they will do after obtaining their degree. This concern is no different whether the student is a national of their country or an overseas migrant on a student visa. Those in the United Kingdom who hold Tier 4 (Adult) visas have several options available to…
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