If you’re about to head home after a stint in the UK, it’s hard not to feel a little overwhelmed by the amount of planning to be done. We’ve put together a handy, six-point checklist to make sure you don’t leave anything behind.
If you’re considering applying for British citizenship or Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), you’ll now have to demonstrate knowledge of the English language and sit down for a ‘Life in the UK’ test.
If you’re currently in a relationship with a British national, you’ll now need to spend five years in the UK to qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), and not the two years that were previously required.
There’s a drastic shortage of yellow fever vaccine in Europe, with stock levels expected to return to normal levels as late as February 2014. Fortunately, 1st Contact Travel Clinic is one of only five clinics in the UK to stock emergency supplies at £75 each.
We have featured South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Today we look at Canada and reveal 20 of the country’s most interesting facts.
1st Contact is now conducting foreign birth registrations for Irish citizenship. If one of your grandparents was born in Ireland, you may be eligible for Irish citizenship and an Irish passport.
The UK government is finally taking steps to recover money spent by the NHS (National Health Service) on “health tourists,” according to UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
The UKBA (UK Border Agency) published new versions of its Tier 1-5 application forms at the start of October. Below is a list of the visas that have been affected.
The British passport was recently ranked the most desirable passport in the world for international travel, according to a global consulting firm in residence and citizenship planning.
Portugal is a country rich in history and culture, with a mild, temperate climate, excellent food and wine, and friendly, hospitable people. Here are 11 unusual facts about the country.
The EU parliament recently passed a new bill that makes it easier to transport pets between countries. Although health controls will still be strict, pet owners will be relieved to hear that the paperwork is now a lot simpler.
UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) and the Greater London Authority (GLA) have launched a three-month pilot project aimed at SMEs that need to hire employees from outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
On Friday, 6 September 2013, the UK parliament released a ministerial statement outlining a number of changes to UK immigration rules, which will come into effect from 1 October 2013.
South Africans who are intending to submit their UK visa applications in December 2013 need to take note of TB screening offices’ closure.
Considering moving to London? Take care of the 4 most important considerations and the rest will take care of itself.
If you are a non-European migrant wanting to enter or extend your stay in the UK as the partner of a British citizen or a person already settled in the UK, you must now show that you can speak and understand English at an acceptable level.
Visa and immigration companies were in the media spotlight recently, when many disheartened clients of a particular global visa and immigration company came forward to tell their tales of woe on a South African current affairs television programme.
The Home Office last week filed an appeal against a High Court judgement on the minimum income threshold for spouses/partners and children applying for a visa via the family route.
A number of minor changes to the Immigration Rules came into effect on Monday the 1st of July 2013. Those of importance centre around work, student and settlement rules.
Theresa May’s controversial visa bond scheme, which would require visitors from six identified “high risk countries” to pay a £3,000 cash bond to prevent overstaying, appears to be headed back to the drawing board.