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Visas, Immigration & Nationality

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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The World’s Most Powerful Passports 2023

The Henley Passport Index has just released the world’s ‘most powerful passport’ for 2023. The Henley Passport Index is a comprehensive list that compares passports using data from the International Air Transport Association, specifically looking at holders able to gain visa-free access. The index uses a scoring system to establish the most powerful passports globally,…
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China Reopens for International Travel

China has removed almost all of its border restrictions, bringing an end to pandemic measures that effectively closed off the nation from the rest of the world for three years. China reopened on 08 January 2023 to international travel both for Chinese citizens leaving the country as well as for international inbound travellers after nearly…
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Post-Brexit: Thousands of British Nationals Ordered To Leave EU Countries

Since the United Kingdom officially exited the European Union, one of the consequences of ending free movement has become clear for the thousands of British nationals who have been ordered to leave EU countries. Data published by the EU statistical office, Eurostat, reveals that about 2,285 British nationals were ordered to leave EU countries between…
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UK Visa Application Processing Reduced Back To 15 Days For Indians

The United Kingdom is back to processing visa applications within the standard of 15 days, with priority visas being processed within five days. With a surge in travel demand post-pandemic, the UK, like many other countries, has been struggling with immigration backlogs. “Good news for those travelling from India to UK- visit visas now within…
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