Category: Living in the UK

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

Post-Brexit: Van Drivers in UK Need New Operating Licences To Enter EU

Drivers will be required to secure a standard international goods vehicle operator licence to transport goods back and forth from the UK to the EU.  The new law applies to the European Union, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland and will come into effect from 21 May  2022. According to the government website, this will apply to…
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UK Closes ‘Golden Visa’ Scheme

The UK closes its “golden visa” scheme that allows wealthy foreign nationals to settle in the country in exchange for bringing investment. The British government said on 17 February 2022 that it is scrapping so-called “golden visas” offering residency to wealthy foreign investors amid security concerns and renewed calls for the United Kingdom to review…
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How to Apply for an Estonia Schengen Visa from the UK

Estonia Entry Restrictions in Response to Coronavirus Who needs a visa to travel to Estonia from the UK? Travelling to Estonia for EU/EEA Citizens Travelling to Estonia for UK Citizens Travelling to Estonia for Other Third Country Citizens Steps to Applying for an Estonian Schengen Visa from the UK Step 1: Know your visa type and…
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British Travellers Face Long Queues at Spanish Airports

Travellers from the United Kingdom who have reached Spain in the last few days have faced long queues at passport control.  Since the UK is no longer part of the European Union, British nationals without Spanish residency rights who reach Spain are no longer permitted to enter without a passport. UK nationals now need to…
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England Requires Vaccine Passports For Indoor Venues

Following the emergence of the Omicron variant, England has implemented a vaccine passport for various indoor venues and large venues. England has also tightened COVID-19 restrictions.  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the tightening of virus restrictions in England as Omicron variant cases surge, including guidance to work from home and mandatory COVID passports. The…
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