UK Immigration News
News and Updates
All adults who want to become a British citizen will need to demonstrate their knowledge of life in the UK by successfully completing the new Life in the UK nationality (citizenship) test from tomorrow.
The Civil Partnership Act 2004 will come into force on 5 December 2005. Civil partnerships are now a new legal relationship which can be registered by two people of the same sex and give the couples legal recognition for their relationship.
Mongolia, Ghana and Nigeria are to be added to the list of designated countries as part of the Government’s continuing drive to prevent failed asylum seekers using the appeals process to frustrate their removal from the UK.
Integration and resettlement projects led by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) were given a boost today with a grant of £1m in funding by the Home Office.
When were all 18-year-olds given the right to vote in the UK? In which order in the calendar do the four UK national saints’ days fall? Now dozens of immigrants keen to make the UK their permanent home will have to answer questions like these to prove they are suitable citizens.
Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) is anxious to inform affected agencies and individuals about the changes to immigration appeals in the latest immigration legislation, the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill 2005, which is currently being considered by Parliament.
List of the latest service standards for visas and work permits by the UK Home Office, including HSMP and in country FLR applications….
Scotland’s Minister of Finance, Tom McCabe, has launched the Fresh Talent: Working in Scotland scheme that will allow overseas students studying in Scotland…
On 23 June 2005 the Minister of State for Immigration announced that the Sectors-Based Scheme will cease operating in the hospitality sector from 31 J…
Following approval by the Privy Council UK visa fees will change with effect from 1 July 2005….
As previously announced on 21 January 2005, the SBS pilot is currently the subject of a comprehensive review. Ministers are considering the outcome of…
The visa section at the British Deputy High Commission in Chennai will close from 23 to 31 May inclusive while they move to new premises….
On 9 May 2005, the concession outside the Immigration Rules that provides for Academic Visitors to enter the United Kingdom for research purposes for …
With effect from 00:001 BST on Monday 11 April, and until further notice, the visa sections in Lagos and Abuja will not be accepting visa applications from first-time visitors to the UK (including business visitors) aged between 18 and 30 inclusive.
The 2004 Budget announced a new provision for graduates of 50 top business schools to work in the UK for up to 12 months on completing their MBAs. This provision will form part of the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP).
With effect from 4 April 2005 the Reviews Team will only accept two reviews per original application refused.