Category: Living in the UK

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

UK Border Staff Could Go On Holiday Strike

Flying during Christmas can be a pretty chaotic experience.  However, this festive season, things could get even worse as the ISU, the union representing 3,500 UK Border Force staff employed by the Home Office as well as customs officers, is threatening industrial action in support of an 8% pay claim which could lead to lengthy…
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Post-Brexit: Eurostar Decreased Peak Capacity Due To Border Checks

Border checks for British travellers introduced after Brexit have caused Eurostar’s peak capacity to drop by 30 percent. The rail operator is also facing financial pressures in the aftermath of the pandemic and it is also dealing with a shortage of engineers. MP Huw Merriman, chair of the UK’s transport select committee, recently wrote to…
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British Passports Lost Or Stolen Overseas: How To Travel Back To The UK

One of the worst things that can dampen your holiday getaway is to lose or have your passport stolen while overseas. Losing your passport abroad is an inconvenience nobody wants but it’s a reality travellers have to face.  The fear of being stranded overseas is daunting. Although it sounds like a nightmare, authorities know that…
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Eurostar To Cut Trains From London To Disneyland Paris

Hopping on the Eurostar on the way to Disneyland Paris will be a treasured memory for many British holidaymakers as the international rail service will no longer run direct trains to this popular tourist destination. The Channel Tunnel high-speed passenger train operator will abandon the route from 05 June 2023.  Journeys from London to Marne-la-Vallée…
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UK Launched Scale-Up Visa

The new UK Scale-up visa officially launches today, 22 August 2022. The new visa route is aimed at foreign nationals who have been recruited by a UK sponsor.  The scale-up visa was created to make it quicker and easier for fast-growing businesses to bring highly skilled individuals to the UK.  In order to be eligible…
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