UK Visa/Passport News

EU Nationals Will Have to Apply for Student Visa to Study in UK Starting From January 1, 2021

The United Kingdom has finally revealed the procedures that the nationals of the 26 out of 27 European Union Member States need to follow, after January 31, in order to be able to study in the UK. According to a guideline published by the British government, starting from January, only Irish students will be exempt from the requirement of getting a visa, in order to study at a UK higher education institution as an EU national. “From [...]

By |2020-10-13T14:51:01+02:00October 13th, 2020|UK Visa/Passport News|

UK: New Campaign to Prepare Businesses for Points-Based Immigration System

The UK Home Office has launched a new campaign through which its plans to better inform the business sector about the new points-based immigration system, which will be introduced after December 31. According to the statement published by Home Office, the business sector will receive more information regarding the way they hire from the European Union, as the previous procedures are changing, VisaGuide.World reports. The Minister for Future Borders and Immigration Kevin Foster, announcing the campaign, said [...]

By |2020-10-02T10:50:48+02:00October 2nd, 2020|UK Visa/Passport News|

UK to Launch 2nd Ballot of Youth Mobility Scheme 2020 for Hong Kong SAR Passport Holders

The United Kingdom’s government has announced that it will launch the second ballot for the Youth Mobility Scheme 2020 for Hong Kong SAR passport holders. According to the UK’s government statement, the selection criteria has changed to a lottery-based system, which is managed by Britain’s Visas and Immigration Agency (UKVI), and there is no longer needed to provide Certificate of Sponsorship, VisaGuide.World reports. The Tier 5, or known as the Youth Mobility Scheme permits non-European Economic Area [...]

By |2020-09-21T17:16:07+02:00September 21st, 2020|UK Visa/Passport News|

UK to Facilitate Visa Rules for Incoming International Students

The United Kingdom will facilitate visa rules for international students coming to the country, according to an announcement issued by the United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI). According to this announcement, there will be flexibility in visa rules, with health precautions throughout the visa procedures in order to facilitate experiences for all, especially international students, VisaGuide.World reports. Incoming international students are now allowed to apply for a study (Tier 4) visa when they plan to travel to [...]

By |2020-09-07T14:21:03+02:00September 7th, 2020|UK Visa/Passport News|

UK Updates Quarantine List – 155 Countries Included

There are 155 countries on the UK’s COVID-19 quarantine list as of August 14, including the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, France, and the US.  Also on the list are Monaco, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania, and Russia. Anyone - UK resident or tourist - travelling from those countries will need to undergo self-isolation for 14 days. Upon arrival, passengers will have to provide their contact details, whereas breaking quarantine will lead to a fine of up to £1,000. Turkey, a [...]

By |2020-08-26T10:24:33+02:00August 17th, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, UK Visa/Passport News|

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 |2020-08-26T10:26:09+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 |2020-08-26T10:24:33+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 |2020-08-26T10:26:09+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|