Category: Latest Immigration News

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

US Delays REAL ID Until 2025

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on 05 December it would delay the implementation of the REAL ID rules for another two years. Enforcement of the Real ID rule has been repeatedly delayed since the original 2008 deadline.  The program, which was to begin in May 2023, will now not go into…
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Eurostar Announced December Strike

Christmas is around the corner and people are expected to travel. However, a wave of strikes set to hit the UK’s rail network is threatening to disrupt Christmas travel plans. Security staff at international rail service Eurostar will strike for four days in the run-up to Christmas due to a pay dispute, a British union…
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UK Planning To Limit International Students To Reduce Immigration

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is considering putting up barriers for international students bringing dependents and studying “low-quality degrees” in a bid to reduce net migration. According to reports, the idea has been introduced as part of efforts to keep the migration situation under control, after recent official statistics showed that net migration to the…
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Non-EU Must Register For Entry-Exit System (EES) – ETIAS

Non-EU nationals will have to follow new rules when entering the European Union from spring next year. A new Entry/Exit System (EES) is set to come into effect from May 2023. This is part of the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) that will be implemented later next year. It will require visitors from…
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UK Airports Could Scrap 100ml Liquid Hand Luggage rule by 2024

The introduction of 3D scanners at airports could mean passengers no longer have to remove liquids from hand luggage. The UK government is considering installing hi-tech scanners in airports around the country by mid-2024. The policy is still under review and a formal announcement is expected in the coming weeks before 25 December. If the…
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