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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced last week that he was abandoning the “earned citizenship” or “amnesty” proposal.
Home Secretary, Theresa May, said in an unscheduled Commons statement last week that the UK Border Agency is to be abolished.
The South African government has announced renewed efforts to convince the UK government that South Africans should not need a visa to visit the UK.
Despite all the student visa reforms that took place in 2012 – including the removal of the post-study work route for almost all jobs – recent figures released by UCAS have shown a marked increase in student visa applications.
A new ‘Life in the UK’ test for migrants wishing to seek permanent residence in the UK or naturalisation as a British citizen will be introduced on the 25th of March 2013.
Gail Graham, owner and nurse at the 1st Contact Travel Clinic in London, passed away on the 20th of January 2013, after a long battle with illness. She was 56 at the time and left behind a long-time partner and sister.
With the start of a new year, it is very important that you ensure that you are aware of your visa status.
Wednesday the 9th of January marks 150 years since the first London Underground train made its maiden voyage. Many events have been planned for the month and the rest of the year to celebrate this monumental occasion.
South Africans intending to go to the UK for 6 months or more will now have to undergo tuberculosis testing as part of the visa application process.
Theresa May has announced that from April 2013, more than 100 000 student visa applicants would be interviewed by border officials in an effort to put an end to the use of student visas as a “backdoor route” to work.
An investigation by the UK Border Agency’s criminal and financial investigation team has culminated in the arrest of 9 people, including ringleader Ruth Nabuguzi, who received a sentence of 6 years’ imprisonment.
Last week, top officials in the education sector stated that the UK is still a viable study option for legitimate students, despite the fact that around 500 bogus colleges have been closed down in the last year and a half.
1st Contact, the most established relocation company for working travellers heading to the UK, developed the idea of a “Kickstart package” about six years ago. Their aim was to create a product that provides everything needed by people moving to the UK to live and work.
From the 1st of October, it will be a lot more difficult for those overstaying in the UK to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR).
Are you moving back home after having lived and worked in the UK? Take advantage of the Double Discount Deal offered by 1st Contact Shipping, when you use the shipping service as well as 1st Contact’s tax refund service.
The UK Border Agency has announced its intention to launch a database of information about immigrants to the UK.
The UKBA recently announced that changes have been made to the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006, dealing specifically with the rights of EEA nationals (and their family members) to enter and live in the UK.
After the 12th of October 2012, any person who has overstayed in the UK for more than 28 days in most visa categories (including Ancestry) will not be able to acquire an extension of stay or Indefinite Leave to Remain.
On Monday the 11th of June 2012, the Government announced changes to the Immigration Rules for non-European Economic Area (non-EEA) nationals applying to either enter or remain in the UK on the family migration route.