Author Archives: sohini

EU Referendum – how will you be voting? THE FACTS!

  On Thursday 23rd June, the United Kingdom (UK) will will vote whether to remain in or to leave the European Union (EU).

Immigration Act 2016 comes into operation!

On Thursday 12 May 2016, the Immigration Bill received Royal Assent and will now be known as the Immigration Act 2016.

New visa for Chinese nationals!

On 11 January of this year, the Home Office launched a new two-year UK visit visa for Chinese nationals. The new visa fee is £85, which is the same fee charged for a six-month entry visitor visa.

ILR Biometric Resident Permit to be returned after Naturalisation

The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has published new AN policy guidance, which should be read in conjunction with the requirements pursuant to section 6(1) or section 6(2) of the 1981 British Nationality Act.

Thousands of Syrian refugees may be heading to Britain in the coming weeks.

  Justine Greening, the International Development Secretary, has been unable to give precise numbers on Syrian refugees that will be entering Britain in response to the government’s pledge to take up to 20,000 refugees within the next 5 years.

Migrant crisis unfolds: Munich ‘at limit’ as thousands more migrants enter Germany

  According to the BBC, reports from Munich confirm that 13,000 migrants arrived in the city on Saturday alone.  A police spokesman states however that the city has “reached the upper limit of our capacity” as efforts were being made … Continue reading

Exclusive: UKVI makes changes to Student visa rules!

  The government announced changes to the Immigration Rules on 13 July of this year.  Many of these affect Tier 4 of the points-based system.

European Court ruling: Non-EU family members do not need a visa to enter UK!

EU judges have ruled that the UK cannot block non-EU family members from entering the country without a travel permit in a decision that could open UK’s borders to large numbers of non-EU nationals.