Whether you’re leaving the UK, arranging a work transfer or planning your family’s relocation to another country, shipping your excess baggage can be an unwanted stress. We’ve put together a neat guide to show you how to get your goods back home – safely and on time.
From April 2015, South Africans will be able to apply for the UK’s super priority visa service that promises a visa decision within 24 hours.
So you’ve got your visa and you’re heading to the UK, au revoir! Assuming you’ve secured a job and accommodation already, this checklist will tackle the many last-minute issues that are often overlooked in the days before departure.
If you have children of school-going age and are planning to migrate to the UK, one of your main concerns will probably be which school to send your kids to. We’ve put together an easy-to-understand guide to help you choose the right school for your children.
So your time in the UK has come to an end and you’ve decided to pack your belongings and move back home. These three tips will take you safely home with money to spare.
There are thousands of expats living in the UK who are aiming for permanent residency status and, eventually, a British passport. But with immigration laws being as complicated as they are, the thought of entering this bureaucratic minefield is dissuading many from pursuing Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). Our visas team has put together a simple […]
The Home Office has outlined its plans to clamp down on students who fraudulently switch to entrepreneurial visas without the intention of starting a business. As part of the crackdown, students will now only be able to switch their visa status using funds from a government-approved source.
In 1992, a shipping container carrying 30,000 toy rubber ducks, turtles, beavers and frogs was lost at sea. These “Friendly Floatees” have been floating around for more than 20 years, teaching us a thing or two about oceanic currents – as well as the risks of shipping your goods internationally.
More than one million people in the UK will see a pay increase of as much as £355 a year once the new minimum wage (NMW) is introduced on 1 October 2014.
If you’ve just arrived in the UK, take 10 minutes to familiarise yourself with the scams doing the rounds at the moment. These are often targeted at second-language English speakers, many of whom are unaware of the tips and tricks to avoid being scammed.
The UK is looking to clamp down on the benefits received by temporary migrants. If the Treasury’s proposal goes through, temporary workers from outside the UK will no longer receive their £10,000 tax-free personal allowance.
A new visa deal which aims to revise the UK government’s immigration policies for Australians is currently in the works. Under the new law, more Australians could be allowed to live and work in the UK as early as from 2015.
IXP Visas, previously known as Global Visas, has been liquidated, leaving thousands of customers in the lurch.
South Africans have been flocking to the UK for decades, many on ancestral visas or by way of securing a British passport through proven ancestral ties. Even if you don’t plan to leave South Africa, you may be wondering what your options are in case one day you plan to emigrate.
The UK’s current backlog in passport applications has surged since June and now stands at 508,000. This has caused a spike in the number of holidaymakers paying to fast-track their passport applications in time for their travels.
On Friday, the Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the Home Office’s £18,600 minimum income threshold, rejecting a legal challenge by three UK citizens to sponsor their foreign-born spouses to live with them in the UK.
Today, the Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the Home Office on the financial requirement of the Spousal Visa. This means that no changes will be made and applicants will need to meet the £18,600 minimum income requirement.
At the SDW 2014 conference in London, Frank Smith, strategy co-ordinator for the Home Office biometric programme, identified passport microchips and electronic visas as an important security measure for passports.
It’s been more than 15 months since Home Secretary Theresa May abolished the UK Border Agency (UKBA), yet immigration signage in UK airports still display the old UKBA logo.
The Home Office has once again been in the spotlight over the past month, due to two separate cases involving South Africans caught up in immigration bureaucracy.