Category: UK Immigration

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

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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UK Implements Stricter Visa Rules for International Students In 2024

In a move aimed at reshaping migration dynamics, the UK government has enacted stringent measures affecting international students and their ability to bring family members to the country.  Effective January 1, 2024, the new regulations limit the privilege of most international students to bring dependents along, with exceptions granted solely to those enrolled in postgraduate…
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Home Office Revises Minimum Income Requirement for Spouse, Partner and Family Visas

The UK Home Office has abruptly changed its stance on the minimum income requirements for family visas, igniting an upsurge of debate and uncertainty in the immigration landscape.  The initial proposal to raise the salary requirement from £18,600 to a staggering £38,700 garnered sharp criticism from a variety of sources, prompting a revised plan that…
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UK’s New Tough Visa Rules To Cut Migration

The UK government unveiled a robust ‘five-point plan’ on December 4, 2023, intending to significantly decrease net migration, which has surged to an all-time high. Home Secretary James Cleverly introduced a comprehensive strategy to restrain immigration, highlighting the pressing need to address its alarming levels, which he deemed “far too high.” Central to these measures…
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