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.
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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.
The 2014 Commonwealth Games are fast approaching, with just more than a year to go. There are a number of employment opportunities currently available for various positions.
South African Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor made a statement in Parliament in May that has South Africans divided and Brits feeling a little anxious.
The Home Office has now overturned the previously imposed ban on London Metropolitan University, which stripped them of their right to sponsor and admit students from outside the European Union.
A major crackdown is underway against illegal immigrants who try to marry in an attempt to remain in the UK.
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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.