Category: UK Visa News

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

UK Launches Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) System for Qatari Travellers

The UK government has committed to completing the digitisation of its borders by 2025. The UK has launched the ETA system, an electronic travel authorisation system meant to ease the admission process for visa-free travellers from diverse countries. The implementation of this system will take place in stages, with different nationalities targeted. The system is…
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UK Visa Health Surcharge Fees Set to Increase in 2024

Following the recent amendments to UK visa and nationality fees, the British government has set its eyes on another substantial change, which is slated to go into force in 2024. This upcoming change will largely affect the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS), which is a fee placed on any individual wishing to stay in the UK…
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Heathrow Airport Introduces Convenient Pre-Booked Security Slots

Making your way through security at one of the world’s largest and busiest airports has just become a breeze. Heathrow Airport in London developed a system called “Heathrow Timeslot” that will allow travellers to pre-book a timeslot at the security screening checkpoint in order to avoid excessive lines at airport security. The program is currently…
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Police Plans To Use The UK Passport Database to Combat Crimes

The UK’s passport database could be used to swiftly help catch criminals. Policing Minister Chris Philp stated he wants to integrate data from the police national database (PND), the Passport Office and other national databases. Forces will then be able to find a match “at the click of a button” by comparing those facial images…
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Changes to the UK Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS)

The UK Government is reviewing the expansion of visas for Australian and Canadian nationals. The Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS) is set to undergo some changes, which include an expansion of the eligible age range for Australian and Canadian citizens from 18-30 to 18-35. In addition, the maximum duration of stay under YMS for these citizens…
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