Category: Immigration updates

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

Post-Brexit: Rise in British Nationals Renouncing UK Citizenship

The number of British nationals giving up their UK citizenship has increased since Brexit. The data obtained by the Independent has shown that the number of people renouncing UK citizenship increased by 30 percent in 2021 compared to 2020 and six times more than a decade ago when only about 140 decided to take such…
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US Passport Online Renewal: What You Need To Know

Given the success of the pilot program for passport online renewal, the US State Department has stated that it intends to permanently implement the service in the first quarter of 2023. In anticipation of the new system, the State Department has established the eligibility criteria and process for renewing a US passport online.  Applicants will…
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Netherlands Prepares For Entry/Exit System

There will be major changes to the way the European Union manages its external borders in 2023 and the Dutch government is preparing for the new changes. Changes will come into force in May 2023 when the EU entry and exit system (EES) starts operating. All non-EU nationals arriving and leaving the Schengen area will…
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UK Youth Mobility Ballot Opens In January 2023

The first ballot for 2023’s Youth Mobility Scheme is set to open on Tuesday, 17 January 2023.  The ballot will be open for a period of 48 hours, closing on Thursday 19 January 2023. Most of the available places will be allocated in this first ballot, while the remaining places will be made available in…
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British Passport Fees To Increase From February

The cost of a new British passport and renewal is set to increase from 02 February. This will be the first time in five years the fee has increased. The proposals are subject to Parliamentary scrutiny but the price of passport applications for adults and children are expected to rise. “The new fees will help…
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