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    UK student visas: Here's how you can get one
    Feb 22, 2018  |  by John Dunn
  • medical-cross-and-heart
    The NHS vs Medicare: Which is better?
    Jan 30, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
  • airport-waiting-takeoff-plane
    5 pro tips for surviving your long-haul flight
    Dec 19, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    How long it will take to qualify for ILR in 2018
    Nov 23, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • couple-marriage
    Getting married in the UK? You may need a Marriage Visitor visa
    Nov 21, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • container-ship-at-sea
    When are my shipped goods going to arrive?
    Oct 31, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • london-skyline
    The financial requirement for your UK working holiday visa has changed
    Oct 25, 2017  |  by Sam Hopwood
  • pounds-and-coins-on-flag
    Which public funds are available to immigrants in the UK?
    Oct 13, 2017  |  by John Dunn
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    Tired of the city? Regional Australia is hiring skilled workers from around the world
    Sep 26, 2017  |  by Sam Hopwood
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    Don’t leave the airport without it: 6 tips to ensure you hold on to your luggage
    Sep 22, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
 
 
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    Heads up for South Africans looking to apply for a UK visa: The UKVI has issued a warning

    by John Dunn | May 31, 2017
    UK Visas & Immigration has released an important message for all South Africans wanting to apply for a UK visa.
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    Avoid having your Australian visa cancelled in 2017

    by Sam Hopwood | May 17, 2017
    Every year thousands of would-be immigrants and visitors to Australia have their visas cancelled by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DBIP). There are literally hundreds of reasons why a visa can be cancelled, so if you’re hoping to live, work or travel through Australia, you best be aware of some of the most common causes of cancellation.
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    In a rush to emigrate? Here’s how long it takes to get an Australian visa

    by Sam Hopwood | Apr 11, 2017
    The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has recently released a list of processing times for Australian visa applications. We’ve rounded up some of the most popular visas and listed their processing times below to help you figure out how long it’ll take you to make the move Down Under.
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    5 common shipping mistakes and how to avoid them

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Apr 05, 2017
    Anyone who has ever shipped goods overseas will know there’s always a certain amount of anxiety that comes with waiting for your belongings to arrive at their destination. We’ve rounded up some of the most common shipping mistakes and how to avoid them.
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    Removal of 28 day grace period for those who overstay their UK visa

    by John Dunn | Mar 21, 2017
    In November 2016, UKVI announced that the 28 day grace period for those who overstay their UK visas will be done away with. Failure to renew one’s visa is a serious offence and could lead to deportation. Follow these guidelines to ensure that you don’t find yourself in this sticky situation.
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    South African entrepreneurs: This could be your ticket to the UK

    by Scott Brown | Feb 23, 2017
    The UK has always been a great place to do business, with hundreds of start-ups and entrepreneurs flocking to London every year. The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa allows anyone outside the EU to get in on this action through a capital investment into an existing or new UK business.
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    British citizenship and indefinite leave to remain: Why you need to know the difference

    by John Dunn | Jan 30, 2017
    People often confuse indefinite leave to remain with UK citizenship, or assume that they mean the same thing. Although there is a lot of overlap between the two, there are important differences that should not be overlooked.
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  • Shipping

    A step-by-step guide to shipping your excess baggage

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Jan 27, 2017
    Can’t seem to get your suitcase to close while packing? 1st Contact Shipping can safely get your goods to where they need to be. Whether you’re looking to avoid excess baggage fees, or would rather not have the hassle of travelling with all your belongings, we provide an easy way to transport your baggage internationally.
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    You could be eligible for British citizenship

    by John Dunn | Jan 20, 2017
    Since 13 January 2010, individuals with British born mothers have been able to gain UK citizenship through registration. If you qualify under section 4C of the British Nationality Act of 1948, you no longer need to apply via the standard Ancestral visa route to become a British citizen.
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    Aussies: Move to the UK with your partner in 2017

    by Sam Hopwood | Jan 18, 2017
    If you’re Australian and your partner is a British citizen, or is a permanent resident in the UK, you can apply for a spouse or partner visa allowing you to work and live in the UK. There are more than a few eligibility requirements for this visa so it’s best to be clued up before you apply. We break down some of the spouse visa requirements so you can easily check whether you qualify.
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  • students-graduating
    UK student visas: Here's how you can get one
    Feb 22, 2018  |  by John Dunn
  • medical-cross-and-heart
    The NHS vs Medicare: Which is better?
    Jan 30, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
  • airport-waiting-takeoff-plane
    5 pro tips for surviving your long-haul flight
    Dec 19, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • big-ben-on-union-jack
    How long it will take to qualify for ILR in 2018
    Nov 23, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • couple-marriage
    Getting married in the UK? You may need a Marriage Visitor visa
    Nov 21, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • container-ship-at-sea
    When are my shipped goods going to arrive?
    Oct 31, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • london-skyline
    The financial requirement for your UK working holiday visa has changed
    Oct 25, 2017  |  by Sam Hopwood
  • pounds-and-coins-on-flag
    Which public funds are available to immigrants in the UK?
    Oct 13, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • kangaroo-sunset-australia
    Tired of the city? Regional Australia is hiring skilled workers from around the world
    Sep 26, 2017  |  by Sam Hopwood
  • man-on-carousal
    Don’t leave the airport without it: 6 tips to ensure you hold on to your luggage
    Sep 22, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
 
 

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