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UK Announces Details of the Hong Kong BN(O) Visa

The Government of the United Kingdom has revealed more details regarding the new Hong Kong BN(O) visa. Through the BN(O) visa, British Nationals overseas, which ordinarily are residents in Hong Kong and their immediate family members, will be eligible to move to the United Kingdom to live, work or study. The visa “gives them a path to full British citizenship,” VisaGuide.World reports. Overseas British nationals can apply for the Hong Kong BN(O) visa for two periods of [...]

By |2020-07-27T10:19:45+02:00July 27th, 2020|UK Visa/Passport News|

UK to Issue Visas for Healthcare Professionals Starting This Summer

Starting from this summer, international healthcare professionals will be able to apply for a new facilitated visa which will allow them to work in the UK. The UK’s new Health and Care Visa is intended to make it easier, faster, and more affordable for healthcare workers to come to the country, and ensure that the UK’s health and care sector have “access to the best global talent”. Those eligible for the Health and Care Visa will pay [...]

By |2020-07-17T11:05:29+02:00July 17th, 2020|UK Visa/Passport News|

Home Office Reveals Details of UK’s Points-Based Immigration System

The United Kingdom is ready to welcome the best and brightest global talent when the transition period ends, Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced while revealing more details regarding the UK's points-based immigration system. Home Secretary Patel has stressed that the new system will treat citizens from all around the world equally. He said that the system “gives us control of our borders”, and help deliver a thriving economy for years to come. Patel reminded that Britons [...]

By |2020-07-15T10:09:33+02:00July 15th, 2020|UK Visa/Passport News|

UK Extends Visas for NHS Foreign Workers Fighting Coronavirus

The UK Home Office has decided to automatically extend visas for doctors, nurses, and paramedics which are set to expire before October 2020, for another year, in a bid to help them focus on the work they are doing at the NHS fighting the novel Coronavirus. The government website announced today, that the decision has been taken as foreign doctors, nurses and paramedics working at the NHS are part of the national effort to combat the Coronavirus, VisaGuide.World reports. It [...]

By |2020-03-31T17:12:27+02:00March 31st, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, UK Visa/Passport News|

UK Temporary Closes Visa Application Center in Accra, Ghana

The United Kingdom has decided to temporarily close the visa application centre in Accra, Ghana, in a bid to curb the coronavirus outbreak, the UK government announced yesterday. The latest UK decision became effective immediately, for an indefinite period, therefore new applications will not be accepted from now on, the VisaGuide.World reports. “We are currently contacting any affected customers to cancel scheduled appointments and arrange the return or collection of passports,” the statement reads. All the information [...]

By |2020-03-27T17:21:09+02:00March 27th, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, UK Visa/Passport News|

The UK to Extend Visas for Internationals Stranded in the Country

Internationals who are stranded in the UK due to the coronavirus pandemic will be eligible to extend their visas, Priti Patel, the Home Secretary of the UK announced. All persons whose visas have been expired after January 24 and are ineligible to travel back to their countries due to travel restrictions or other precautionary measures will be included in the visa extension process that will last until May 31. "The UK continues to put the health and [...]

UK Urges British Travellers to Return Home ‘Immediately’

The UK’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Dominic Raab has urged all Britons who are stranded abroad to return to the UK, while the commercial flights are still available. According to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), unprecedented changes were made to travel advice, initially for 30 days period. FCO last week revealed that essential international travel would be exempted from the changes applied in the new travel advice, VisaGuide.World reports. The announcement reads that as [...]

By |2020-03-27T15:57:07+02:00March 25th, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, UK Visa/Passport News|

Govt Assures Indians on Visa Status Stranded in UK

Indians and nationals of other countries, currently in the United Kingdom, whose visas are about to expire, but are ineligible to travel abroad, will not be penalized,  the UK government announced. The UK’s assurance was transmitted to the Indian High Commission, as there is a considerable number of Indian citizens who are unable to fly back to India, due to India’s latest decision to close the borders in order to contain the spread of coronavirus, VisaGuideWorld reports. [...]

By |2020-03-27T16:07:10+02:00March 23rd, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, UK Visa/Passport News|

UK Allocates £8 Million to Help Vulnerable People Apply for EU Settlement Scheme

A total of £8 million of funding will be used to help vulnerable EU citizens to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme, the UK Home Office announces. Local authorities and charities will help to provide face-to-face, online and telephone support to vulnerable people across the UK, VisaGuide.World reports. Kevin Foster, UK Minister for Future Borders and Immigration considers that the EU citizens are an integral part of the UK society, culture and community, pointing out that the [...]

By |2020-03-11T15:11:32+02:00March 11th, 2020|UK Visa/Passport News|

UK Introduces Immigration Bill That Ends Free Movement

The United Kingdom will end the free movement with the European Union taking full control of its territory’s borders, through the new Immigration Bill that has been introduced to the House of Commons last week. UK points-based immigration system was introduced by the Minister for Future Borders and Immigration, Kevin Foster and will become effective on 1 January 2021, after UK’s transition period comes to an end, Visa Guide.World reports. “Today we’ve taken the momentous first step [...]

By |2020-03-09T15:35:02+02:00March 9th, 2020|UK Visa/Passport News|