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Delays in processing visas - alert.
18 June 2013
We have been informed that as the summer approaches the UKBA is anticipating delays with the processing of visa application as this is the busier season for visa applications.
Why do absences from the UK matter?
17 June 2013
In order to qualify for settlement in the United Kingdom, a migrant will not only need to meet the specific requirements of his/her visa category, but also evidence that he/she has spent the relevant residence period being economically active (there are some exceptions). Prospective applicants may qualify for a grant of Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) after 2, 3, 4 or 5 years depending on their visa category and on the level of assets and investments.
New Immigration Rules!
12 June 2013
On 10 June 2013, the Home Office announced a number of changes to the Immigration, which will come into force on 1 July 2013.
Important update for Tier 4 student visa
06 June 2013
From the 10th June 2013, if you apply for a Tier 4 student visa you may have to sit a short interview when you attend the Embassy to submit your application and biometric information.
New Tier 2 application form
06 June 2013
Applicants should use the new Tier 2 application form from 4 June 2013 to submit their application.
Improvements to the Sponsorship Management System (SMS)
03 June 2013
The Home Office recently announced that they will make changes to improve the Sponsorship Management System (SMS). These enhancements, which are due to come into effect on 1 July 2013, aimed to bring greater efficiency to sponsorship processes.
UK visitor visa - overview
31 May 2013
If you enter the UK as a visitor, you would be normally allowed to remain for a maximum of 6 months in any 12 months period with some exceptions. Depending on the purpose of your visit you should apply for a particular visa category.
UK Spouse Visa's Financial Requirement – how to qualify?
29 May 2013
On 9 July 2012, the UK Border Agency introduced a new financial requirement for family members of British Citizens and/or individuals who are already present settled in the UK. It is important to note that a very different requirement based on maintenance applies to migrants with limited leave to remain under the Points Based Scheme.
Student visa interviews
28 May 2013
From 29 May 2013, if you apply for a Tier 4 student visa, you may have to sit a short interview when you attend the visa application centre to submit your application and biometric information.
Making a Tier 2 Priority application
28 May 2013
The Home Office has set up a Tier 2 Priority (pilot) application service which aims to decide applications within 10 working days from receipt of an application.
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Migra & Co is a private immigration company, regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC), reference number F200900038. This website is not a government website and as such, we are not linked or affiliated with the UK Border Agency. We offer expert legal advice and flexible tailored solutions to both private and corporate clients to ensure that their immigration needs are met. If you wish to download or prepare a UK visa application form, you can do so free of charge by visiting the Official UKBA website.