UK Visa/Passport News

UK Government Sets Out Provisions for EU Citizens in Case of a No-Deal Brexit

The United Kingdom government has set out provisions for EU citizens coming to the UK, upon Brexit, in case of a no-deal. According to an outline published in the UK govt portal, if Britain leaves the EU without a deal, the government will seek to end free movement as soon as possible. Nationals of the EEA and Switzerland, as well as their family members will be able to travel to the UK for visits, work and study. [...]

2019-01-30T15:38:00+00:00 January 30th, 2019|UK Visa/Passport News|

PM May Scraps £65 Fee for EU Nationals Seeking Post-Brexit Settled Status

Nationals of the European Union living in the United Kingdom will no longer need to pay to remain in the country post-Brexit. The UK Prime Minister Theresa May has decided to scrap the £65 fee that previously announced. According to her, the decision has been taken to remove the "financial barrier for any EU nationals who want to stay.” “I can confirm today that when we roll out the scheme in full on 30 March, the government [...]

2019-01-24T14:08:40+00:00 January 24th, 2019|UK Visa/Passport News|

Tier 1 Investor Visa NOT Suspended

Despite of issuing a press release last week, claiming that the Tier 1 Investor Visa route would be suspended, such a thing will not happen. A short statement issued by a Home Office Spokesperson claims that the former decision has been overturned. No further explanation has been given in this regard. “The Tier 1 Investor visa is not currently suspended, however we remain committed to reforming the route. A further announcement will be made in due course,” [...]

2018-12-13T11:43:44+00:00 December 13th, 2018|UK Visa/Passport News|

UK govt suspends Tier 1 investor visa route

The United Kingdom government has suspended the Tier 1 Investor Visa route, due to concerns about corruption. The move has been taken as a part of the Home Office reforms that aim to fight organized crime and money laundering. The Tier 1 investor visa is granted to foreigners who prove they will be running a business in the UK where they would invest at least £2 million. It is also known as “the golden scheme”, and it [...]

2018-12-11T14:17:42+00:00 December 11th, 2018|UK Visa/Passport News|

EU proposes visa-free travel for Britons after Brexit

The European Commission has decided that UK nationals should not fall under the Schengen visa regime, after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union at the end of March next year. During today’s meeting in Strasbourg, the senior executives of the European Union have come up with a proposal that EU should permit British passport holders to enter its territory for short-stays without a visa. Still, according to a press release of the European Commission, the UK [...]

2018-12-24T11:11:08+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Schengen Visa News, UK Visa/Passport News|

French government warns UK citizens will need visas in case of no-deal Brexit

British citizens will have to obtain long-stay visas to France for stays longer than three months, in case of a no deal Brexit. According to a bill published this month by the government of France, which was introduced as a preemptive bid to avoid no-deal chaos, in case of a no deal Brexit, Britons would become third country nationals. Thus, they would need long-stay visas, for stays longer than three months. As per Britons already residing in [...]

2018-10-19T10:49:59+00:00 October 19th, 2018|France Visa/Passport News, UK Visa/Passport News|

UK set to double health surcharge from December for non-EU citizens

Those immigrating to the United Kingdom will have to pay a double health surcharge, starting December this year. The UK Home Office is planning to increase the fee for Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) from 200 pounds to 400 per year. Whereas, students to whom the reduced fee of 150 pounds applies, will have to pay 300 pounds per year. The new changes will affect all nationals from non-European Union countries, including professionals. The IHS, a policy introduced [...]

2018-10-18T11:27:24+00:00 October 18th, 2018|UK Visa/Passport News|

UK unveils post-Brexit immigration plans

EU nationals will be treated similarly to non-EU citizens, in a post-Brexit UK. British Premier Theresa May has revealed her government's immigration plans on Tuesday, which are to be implemented by 2021. Through a post on Twitter, PM May announced that a skills-based immigration system, which will end free movement, will be introduced. “We're introducing a new skills-based immigration system that ends free movement. So that for the first time in decades, this country will control and [...]

2018-10-09T12:09:56+00:00 October 5th, 2018|UK Visa/Passport News|

UK to ask for higher level of English for citizenship

Those planning to apply for British citizenship, may soon be requested to prove they have a higher command of English language and not only. Residents in Britain planning to get UK passports will need to pass a new “British values test”, which is set to be tougher than the current “Life in the UK test”. The UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced on Tuesday at the Conservative Party autumn conference in the city of Birmingham that the [...]

2018-12-24T15:01:19+00:00 October 5th, 2018|UK Visa/Passport News|

EU tells UK its nationals would suffer under skills-based immigration

The European parliament Brexit negotiator, Guy Verhofstadt, has warned the UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid through a letter that UK nationals would suffer under a skills-based immigration. The former Prime Minister of Belgium Verhofstadt told to Javid, that any move the UK takes in discriminating the EU nationals in the UK on basis of nationality or employment would cause the EU to apply those moves “reciprocally to UK citizens moving to the EU 26.” Verhofstadt stressed out [...]

2018-10-01T15:10:22+00:00 October 1st, 2018|UK Visa/Passport News|