Category: UK

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

What is the Schengen Agreement?

History and Development of the Schengen Agreement On 14 June 1985, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands signed the Schengen Agreement on the gradual abolition of checks at their common borders in the small town of Schengen in Luxembourg, on the border to France and the Netherlands. The agreement has since then led to…
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BNO Visa Route: Financial Package to Help Visa Holders Settle in the UK

The British government launched a new visa scheme known as the BNO visa program last 31 January 2021, with the aim of making it easier for millions of people in Hong Kong to live and work in the UK, after China imposed an extremely stringent new security law on the Special Administrative Region. BNO visa…
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What is the Tier 5 UK Youth Mobility Scheme?

The Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS) Visa was introduced in 2008 and replaced the previous Working Holiday Visa. The United Kingdom exited the European Union on 31 January 2020 and with Brexit came the UK’s points-based system officially introduced on 1 January 2021. Anyone who wants to work or study in the UK and…
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UK Restarting International Travel on 17 May

The British government has confirmed that summer holidays abroad can go ahead as scheduled. “International travel could resume from 17 May at the earliest in an accessible and affordable way,” the government says as it publishes its second Global Travel Taskforce report. Global Travel Taskforce has published how international travel, including cruises, could resume from…
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UK Overseas Travel: Summer Trips Still Unclear

Months and months of lockdown have left people excited about the prospect of travelling again this summer. People have been waiting for the announcement from the UK officials to confirm that the UK is on the way to easing travel restrictions. While confirming that restaurants, pubs and shops in England will reopen next week, Prime…
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