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Sajid Javid Wants to Make It Easier for Foreign Students to Work in UK

The potential successor of Theresa May as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, current Home Secretary Sajid Javid wants to create a better environment for foreign students in the UK who wish to stay and work post-graduation. Pakistani-origin minister, who is one of the 10 persons that may succeed May as the leader of the UK Conservative Party, recently said that as a PM he would make a post-study program for foreign students graduating from UK [...]

2019-06-13T08:35:59+00:00 June 13th, 2019|UK Visa/Passport News|

Edinburgh Book Festival Organizers Fear Visa Issues Could Stop Authors from Attending the Festival, Again

A dozen of authors from African and Middle East countries, who were scheduled to participate at last year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival, had failed to participate after their visa applications were rejected at least once by the UK Home Office.  Organizers of the festival fear that the same may happen this year, thus stopping authors from attending the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Though the artistic director of the festival Nick Barley, says it is too early to [...]

2019-06-11T12:38:45+00:00 June 11th, 2019|UK Visa/Passport News|

UK to Extend Education Visas in a Bid to Lure Students From Overseas Post-Brexit

The United Kingdom is set to keep its position as the second country in the world with most international students, even after Brexit. Previously in March, the UK Government's Department for Education published a new International Education Strategy outlining plan that aims to boost the number of international students in the UK. It is estimated that if the law is introduced it will increase the number of internationals studying in the UK universities by over 30% during [...]

2019-05-07T08:50:55+00:00 May 7th, 2019|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|