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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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Changes to the UK Immigration Rules announced 22 Nov 2012

On 22 November 2012, UKBA announced several amendments to the Immigration Rules. UKBA’s official announcement can be found here. The changes, with effective dates ranging from 13 December 2012 to 28 February 2013, are non-substantive changes for sponsors and migrants … Continue reading

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Update Bangladesh: UKBA publishes new list of financial institutions effective 13 December 2012

Introduction As most of you will have heard, on 2 October 2012, UKBA published a list of Bangladeshi financial institutions from which it would not (not) accept financial statements in support of Points Based System (PBS) visa applications. This list … Continue reading

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Processing of UK visa applications in Jakarta to move to Bangkok

Today, UKBA announced that, from 12 November 2012, UK visa applications made in Jakarta will be decided on by ECOs (Visa Officers) at the British Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. Visa applications in Indonesia continue to be submitted at the VFS … Continue reading

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Changes to the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 – effective 08 Nov 2012

On 8 November 2012, UKBA published an announcement about the Changes to the Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2006, which come into effect today, 8 November 2012. The official announcement, which can be read here, has been copied below for your convenience. … Continue reading

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Alert: UK Visa Scams

We can’t repeat it enough; please be ware of visa scammers and fraudsters! Unfortunately, there are still criminals out there that want to make quick money over the backs of hard working visa applicants; you don’t want to be their … Continue reading

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