Immigration fees: 2014 to 2015- 6 April 2014- 6 April 2014

New visa, immigration and nationality application and service fees come into effect from 6 April 2014. The government has introduced new fees for visas, immigration and nationality applications, and associated premium services. The changes are equivalent to a 4% rise for most fees, including the short-term visitor visa and most work, study and settlement applications. …

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Immigration Bill becomes law – 14 May 2014

The Immigration Bill received Royal Assent today (14 May). The Immigration Bill received Royal Assent today (14 May) making way for a series of reforms which will ensure our immigration system is fairer to British citizens and legitimate migrants and tougher on those with no right to be here. The Immigration Act 2014 contains 77 …

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Changes to the Immigration Rules – July 2013

Monday 10 June 2013, a number of minor changes to the Immigration Rules have been published which will come into force on 1 July 2013. They include: changes to the documents required for approved English language tests; clarification that ‘regulated financial institutions’ means those regulated to provide personal savings accounts or student loans; more legal …

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Change to family visitor appeals

Change to family visitor appeals The Home Office is removing the full right of appeal for applicants refused leave to enter the UK as a family visitor. On 25 April 2013 Royal Assent was given to a clause in the Crime and Courts Bill, published on 10 May 2012, which will allow the change to …

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New application forms – 6 April 2013

New application forms – 6 April 2013 UK Border Agency have published new versions of the following application forms for use on or after 6 April 2013: FLR (BUS) – further leave to remain (overseas business representative or retired person of independent means) FLR(M) – further leave to remain (marriage) FLR(O) – further leave to …

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