UK Visa/Passport News

UK Closes All Travel Corridors, Obliges Arrivals to Self Isolate for 10 Days

All persons arriving in the UK must undergo a period of ten days in quarantine, as the country has closed all its travel corridors until February 15, the UK government has announced. The decision has also been announced by Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who stressed that the recent decision comes in an effort to protect the country against new contagious variants of the Coronavirus pandemic, VisaGuide.World reports. Persons arriving in the United Kingdom's territory by train, [...]

By |2021-01-18T11:47:20+02:00January 18th, 2021|Coronavirus News and Updates, UK Visa/Passport News|

England Imposes Mandatory COVID-19 Pre-Departure Tests, Due to New Virus Strain

Travellers from all international destinations must present proof of negative results of a COVID-19 test before departing for England. The requirement has been imposed in a bid of the authorities to stop the further spread of the new strains of the virus. The decision has been confirmed by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, who pointed out that from today, January 15, all persons arriving by plane, train, or boat will be required to take a test up to [...]

By |2021-01-15T11:53:27+02:00January 15th, 2021|UK Visa/Passport News|

UK Introduces Global Health Insurance Card

The United Kingdom residents will be eligible to apply for a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which would help them receive free or reduced-rate medical treatment when travelling to the European Union countries. The decision has been announced by the United Kingdom’s government, which clarifies that healthcare service will continue when travelling in the European Union countries, following the recent agreement reached by the United Kingdom and the European Union, VisaGuide.World reports. The European Health Insurance [...]

By |2021-01-12T17:43:26+02:00January 12th, 2021|UK Visa/Passport News|

UK Removes Uruguay, Namibia & US Virgin Islands From Its Travel Corridor List

Authorities in the United Kingdom have removed from their travel corridor list Uruguay, Namibia, and the United States Virgin Islands, after evaluating the current pandemic situation in these territories, the UK's government has announced. The new decision obliges all citizens of countries mentioned above who wish to enter Britain to undergo a period of ten days of mandatory quarantine, VisaGuide.World reports. According to the United Kingdom's authorities' statement, the decision took effect after estimating that there has [...]

By |2020-12-24T15:19:05+02:00December 24th, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, UK Visa/Passport News|

UK Adds Botswana & Saudi Arabia to Its Travel Corridor List of Exemptions

The United Kingdom has added Botswana and Saudi Arabia to its travel corridor list, after evaluating that the epidemiological situation requires for such a decision to be taken, the country’s government has announced. According to the announcement, starting from December 12, all citizens arriving in Britain from countries mentioned above will no longer need to follow quarantine rules, VisaGuide.World reports. At the same time, the United Kingdom has announced that the Canary Islands will be excluded from [...]

By |2020-12-11T16:49:11+02:00December 11th, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, UK Visa/Passport News|

UK Opens Visa Applications Under Its New Post-Brexit System

Internationals who wish to continue to live in the United Kingdom, after December 31, 2020, will have to fill an online application, as the post-Brexit points-based visa and immigration system has opened its doors for applicants from yesterday December 1. According to the UK’s Home Office, applicants for the new Skilled Worker Visa, are permitted to apply to live and work in Britain, from January 1, 2021, when the UK is officially outside of the European Union, [...]

By |2020-12-02T15:06:16+02:00December 2nd, 2020|UK Visa/Passport News|

UK Extends Visas for Over 6,000 Health Workers to March 2021

More than 6,00 health workers who are helping persons to treat persons affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom, can continue to do so until March 31, 2021, after the UK's government has decided to extend their visas for free. The Home Secretary Priti Patel announced that doctors as well as nurses, paramedics, midwives, psychologists, and occupational therapists would benefit from the latest decision, together with a large number of persons who are helping the [...]

By |2020-11-23T10:39:38+02:00November 23rd, 2020|UK Visa/Passport News|

UK Govt to Open Applications for Hong Kong BN(O) Visa on January 31, 2021

The United Kingdom’s government has announced that the applications for the Hong Kong BN(O) visa will open on January 31, 2021. According to the statement published by the UK’s government, British Overseas Nationals will be eligible to enter the United Kingdom’s territory for different purposes, VisaGuide.World reports. Authorities in Britain have noted that British Overseas citizens will have the right to work in every position that consists of the UK employment laws. “The imposition of the National [...]

By |2020-10-27T11:45:05+02:00October 27th, 2020|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|