Category: Visiting UK

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

UK and Spain Finally Reached A Deal On Driving Licence Exchange

The reciprocal recognition and exchange of driving licences have finally been agreed between Spain and the United Kingdom. The agreement was approved on 14 March at Spain’s Cabinet meeting which also includes the exchange of information about traffic offences affecting road safety. The agreement means that holders of a valid driving licence issued by either…
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Warning Travel Chaos: Expect Long Queues At UK Border

Travellers arriving in the UK on 15 March are warned to expect long queues as Border Force staff join a huge day of cross-sector industrial action. A Civil Service strike has been announced by the UK’s Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union. It is set to coincide with the spring budget by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt.…
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UK-Irish Border: UK Travel Authorisation Amended

Non-British and non-Irish who are legally residing in Ireland need not worry about securing permission prior to crossing the UK border. The UK government has decided against requiring non-Irish residents in Ireland to apply for a travel visa waiver scheme before entering the UK border. Individuals arriving in the UK via Northern Ireland will still…
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UK Visas Issued In 2022 Exceeded Pre-Pandemic Numbers

Despite reports of curbing immigration, the UK granted more visas in 2022 than ever before. According to the latest data, the Home Office issued 2,836,490 visas in 2022. A significant amount of this was made up of work visas, with one in three of them going to Indian migrants. The number of people entering from…
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UK-Irish Border: New UK Travel Authorisation

The United Kingdom is introducing an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) scheme for visa-exempt individuals visiting the country which will be enforced later this year. The UK and Ireland have an existing migration agreement known as Common Travel Area (CTA) which includes the right of Irish and UK citizens to travel freely between the two countries…
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