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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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No appointments visa application centre Rome 1-5 October

As part of the UKBA’s ongoing project to centralise the UK visa decision-making process in the United Kingdom, all visa applications submitted in Italy will be forwarded to Croydon for decision w.e.f. 8 October. To prepare for this move, the … Continue reading

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What are the processing times?

How long does it take to get my UK visa? The processing times for UK visas vary from Embassy to Embassy. To get an idea of how long it will take to process your UK visa application, you can visit … Continue reading

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UK Visa Appeals – Different types of Appeal

Visa Appeals – Different types of appeal This page should be read in conjunction with our “Do I have the right of appeal” page (click here to open this page in a new window). This page explains the different types … Continue reading

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UK immigration rules. I am a US citizen. Do I need a visa for the UK?

Remember, immigration law is complex and subject to continuous change. The information provided here may be out of date, or just based on personal experience/knowledge. The use of these pages is therefore entirely at your own risk. Before applying for … Continue reading

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UK Tier 4 Student Visa – required documents

UK Tier 4 Student Visa – required documents ________________________________________________________________ Important update (05-09-12) for our visitors from India: Several of you have asked us if it is true that, in India (only!), UKBA accepts provisional degree certificates in support of Tier … Continue reading

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Overview of the different UK student visa categories

Overview of the different UK student visa categories This page describes the different UK immigration categories for students, to help you decide which is the most appropriate for you. It also explains how a Tier 4 applicant should apply to … Continue reading

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I am a DATv national, I do not qualify for the visa waiver and I will pass UK en route to another Common Travel Area destination. Which visa do I need?

I am a DATv national and do not qualify for the visa waiver. Which visa do I need? Your country is on the list of so-called DATv (Direct Airside Transit visa) countries and you do not qualify for the visa … Continue reading

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New rules for PBS student applicants come into effect 30 July 2012

New rules for PBS student applicants come into effect 30 July 2012 Overview of changes: From 30 July 2012, Entry Clearance Officers must be satisfied that the applicant is a genuine student (similar to the student rules in effect prior … Continue reading

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