Category: Living in the UK

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

UK Passport: Travel Warning For Red Passport Holders

Planning an overseas trip this year? British citizens who still hold a red passport have been issued a warning to check their passports before they start their journey due to strict entry rules in other countries. A large number of countries have a rule about your passport before entering, which may impact those who don’t…
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IHS Fee Update: IHS Fee Set to Increase on February 2024

The UK Government has approved a significant 66% increase in the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS), with the change set to take effect from February 6, 2024.  The IHS, introduced in 2015, requires migrants to contribute to NHS healthcare costs and is payable alongside most visa applications for access to the National Health Service (NHS) during…
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EU Settlement Scheme: Late Applications Accepted for EU Citizens under Revised Scheme

In recent guidance, the Home Office has confirmed that EU citizens who were residing in the United Kingdom (UK) before Brexit, possess permanent residence cards, and were unaware of the EU settled scheme have the opportunity for late applications under the EU settled scheme. The Home Office previously stated that it would not allow people…
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UK Immigration Health Surcharge Fee Price Hike Delayed

The Immigration Health Surcharge increase, initially planned for January 16, 2024, has been postponed due to a Parliamentary debate. The government’s planned hike to the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) is now due to be implemented on 31 January 2024 at the earliest. This delay provides a brief window of opportunity for those needing to submit…
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Travel Chaos: London Underground Faces Week-Long Strikes

Londoners are bracing for a week of severe disruptions on the London Underground as a labour dispute escalates, threatening to halt services for the majority of the upcoming week. Strikes by London Underground workers will go ahead from January 5 to 12 after last-ditch talks failed to resolve a pay dispute. Members of the Rail,…
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