Category: UK Visa News

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

UK Passport: Travel Warning For Red Passport Holders

Planning an overseas trip this year? British citizens who still hold a red passport have been issued a warning to check their passports before they start their journey due to strict entry rules in other countries. A large number of countries have a rule about your passport before entering, which may impact those who don’t…
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UK Implements Electronic Travel Authorisation for Gulf Cooperation Council and Jordan

A significant development unfolds for international travel as the United Kingdom launches its Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) system for citizens of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Jordan. From 22 February 2024, nationals from these regions will be required to obtain an ETA to travel to the UK. This new…
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IHS Fee Update: IHS Fee Set to Increase on February 2024

The UK Government has approved a significant 66% increase in the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS), with the change set to take effect from February 6, 2024.  The IHS, introduced in 2015, requires migrants to contribute to NHS healthcare costs and is payable alongside most visa applications for access to the National Health Service (NHS) during…
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France Court Rejects Visa Deal For British Second Home Owners

British owners of second homes in France have been handed a setback after a state official revoked their exemption from stringent limits on their time in France. The measure, which would allow British citizens who own property in France to stay in the country for more than 90 days without a visa after Brexit, was…
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Post-Brexit Travel: Delays Expected with EU’s Entry/Exit System Rollout

The European Council has previously announced the implementation of the Entry/Exit system (EES) which is expected to be in October this year. British travellers will face extra red tape under the new system, which requires fingerprinting and a facial biometric. EES is an automated IT system for registering citizens from “third countries”, which means everywhere…
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