Category: UK Visas

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

The UK Considers Short-Term Visa Scheme for EU Workers

The United Kingdom is considering a new short-term visa program to tackle the severe workforce shortages affecting the hospitality sector. The main goal of this proposed initiative is to bring foreign workers to the UK without causing significant changes in migration rates. This move comes as a response to the challenges posed by Brexit, the…
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EU Settlement Scheme Policy Changes

The UK government has announced changes to the EU Settlement Scheme from September 2023 which will affect those living in the UK with pre-settled status. New Immigration Rules introduced in Parliament on 17 July 2023 reveal that beginning in September 2023, those having pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) would have their status…
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Lacklustre Interest On UK Global Talent Visa

The UK Global Talent Visa, introduced by the United Kingdom to attract the “brightest and the best” minds to the country, has received only three applicants since its launch. The scheme replaced the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa. It allows foreign nationals engaged in fields such as academia and research, arts and culture, as well…
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Companies Lobby To Drop Shopping ‘Travel Tax’ as Tourists Choose EU

Tax-free shopping is one of the benefits of travelling abroad. This encourages tourism and boosts local economies by attracting foreign shoppers.  This benefit expired in the United Kingdom when the country exited the EU in December 2020. Previously, travellers from non-EU countries were eligible for the incentive. Non-EU visitors used to be able to present…
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UK Imposes Visas for Citizens of Dominica, Namibia, Honduras, Timor-Leste, & Vanuatu

Dominican passport holders travelling to the United Kingdom will now require a visa. UK Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, made the announcement on 19 July 2023 in a statement to the House of Commons. The new rules were also imposed on the citizens of  Honduras, Namibia, Timor-Leste, and Vanuatu. The decision came following careful consideration of…
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