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Taiwan – UK Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme re-opening on 7 March 2013

Today, UKBA announced that the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme for Taiwanese nationals will re-open on 7 March 2013. UKBA’s statement, which can also be read on their website here, reads as follows: From 7 March 2013, the UK Border … Continue reading

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South Korea: UK Youth Mobility Scheme opens February 2013

UKBA has announced that the South Korean ministry of foreign affairs and trade will accept applications for the 2013 Youth Mobility Scheme Certificates of Sponsorship ballot between 12 February and 15 February 2013. 1,000 Certificates of Sponsorship will be made … Continue reading

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South Africa and Zimbabwe: pre-entry TB screening for UK visas to start 31-12-2013

From 31 December 2012, if you are resident in South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland or Zimbabwe, and are applying for a visa to come to the UK for more than 6 months you must be tested at an approved clinic and … Continue reading

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Changes to the UKBA visa decision-making process in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden

Today, UKBA announced changes to the visa decision-making process in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. In the framework of UKBA’s on-shoring programme of the visa decision-making process, in January 2013, visa decision-making will move from the UKBA offices … Continue reading

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Nepal: UKBA introduces TB screening in Nepal

Today, UKBA announced the introduction of tuberculosis testing in Nepal. From 31st December 2012, if you are resident in Nepal and would like to apply for a visa to come to the UK for more than 6 months you must be … Continue reading

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Malaysia: UKBA introduces Tuberculosis testing for UK visas from 31 December 2012

Today, 17 December 2012, UKBA announced that tuberculosis testing requirements will form part of the visa application process in Malaysia for people planning to come to the UK for more than 6 months from 31 December 2012. To read UKBA’s … Continue reading

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Croatia joining the EU – How will this affect you as a Croatian national in terms of entry to the UK

Croatia will become a full member of the EU from 1 July 2013. This means that from this date, Croatian nationals will enjoy rights of free movement under EU law. However, as with previous accessions, the Treaty of Accession (2011) … Continue reading

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Changes to the requirements for UK biometric residence permits

On 30 November 2012, UKBA announced a change to the requirements to provide the UKBA with biometric information. To read UKBA’s announcement, which has also been copied below for your convenience, please click here. This change won’t affect the majority … Continue reading

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Japan: UK Youth Mobility Scheme opens January 2013

Today, UKBA announced that the Youth Mobility Scheme for Japanese nationals will be opened in January 2013. As in 2012, only 1,000 places are available to Japanese nationals in 2013. To apply, you will have to send an e-mail to … Continue reading

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TB Testing

Pre-entry TB Testing for UK Visa applications Q1. Why is pre-entry TB screening required for UK visa applications? Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious airborne infection. According to UKBA, TB constitutes a global public health issue and they are therefore rolling … Continue reading

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