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+00:00 March 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 [...]

By | 2020-03-27T15:56:13+00:00 March 25th, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, UK Visa/Passport News|

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+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 9th, 2020|UK Visa/Passport News|

UK to Issue First New Blue Passports Next Month

After almost three decades, UK will start granting again passports in the traditional blue colour next month, the UK government has revealed on Saturday. Since the UK officially left the EU, and now is in a transition period until the end of December, one of the main decisions was to change the colour of passport, replacing the burgundy passports that have been used in the UK from 1988, VisaGuide.World reports. On the occasion, the UK Home Secretary [...]

By | 2020-02-26T14:13:55+00:00 February 26th, 2020|UK Visa/Passport News|

Expensive UK Visa Fees Could Discourage NHS Staff and Scientists

British Prime Minister, Boris Johanson’s plan to attract scientists, lab technicians, nurses, engineers and tech experts, might be mainly discouraging for NHS staff because the visa fees are considered to be among the highest in the world. Many of Britain’s vacant jobs may remain due to the very high visa fees, which are £1,220 per person or £900 for those on the shortage occupation list, VisaGuide.World reports. The UK visa fees are considered “sky high” by the [...]

By | 2020-02-25T13:48:51+00:00 February 25th, 2020|UK Visa/Passport News|

UK Announces New Points-Based Immigration System

EU unskilled migrants will be ineligible to get into the UK, after the introduction of a new points-based immigration system last Wednesday, in a bid of the government to take over the control of the borders and to restore the trust of the citizens of UK. From the new points-based immigrant system, according to the UK Home Secretary Priti Patel, will take profit only the applicants who will gain enough points from specific skills, qualifications, salaries or [...]

By | 2020-02-21T10:13:07+00:00 February 19th, 2020|UK Visa/Passport News|

Number of EU Settlement Scheme Applications Goes Over 3 Million

Over 3 million people have applied through the EU Settlement Scheme, to continue living in the UK after June 30, 2021. Announcing the news, Home Secretary Priti Patel said she is feeling delighted about the number of applicants that wish to continue to live in the UK post-Brexit.  “I’m delighted that there have already been more than 3 million applications to the hugely successful EU Settlement Scheme. It’s the biggest scheme of its kind in British history [...]

By | 2020-02-10T14:32:48+00:00 February 10th, 2020|UK Visa/Passport News|