The Home Office and the education sector as represented on the Joint Education Taskforce are agreed that international students make a major contribution to the UK’s economy, reputation and prosperity and are therefore critically important customers for the immigration system.
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.
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.
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).
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