October 2016

Family and private life applications now online

The family and private life applications are now available online as an alternative to the paper forms. You can use the form if you are looking to apply to remain in the UK as the family member or partner (for example, spouse) of a: British citizen Person settled in the…

UK Immigration and Tribunal Fees Greatly Increased

The government recently published its response to the consultation on proposals to reform the fees charged in the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal. The response, announced 15th September 2016, confirmed the government’s intention to increase the Tribunal fees for immigration and asylum cases which…

Update: EU Nationals Applying For British Citizenship Applications Could Be Refused.

If you wish to apply for British citizenship and have at least 12 months of permanent residence, then you must apply for a permanent residence certificate or card first. This change was introduced on 12th November 2015 by the British Nationality (General) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2015. If an application for…

New Digital Visa Application Service Now Available Worldwide

Access UK is a new digital visa application service for foreign visitors to the UK. The service was introduced to customers in China in 2014 by the Home Office, enabling them to apply for visitor visas online. Following the successful launch, the service has now been made available in over…

New Online European Passport Return Service

On 1st October 2016, the UK Home Office introduced a new service for EEA and Swiss nationals applying for either a registration certificate or permanent residence in the UK. Applicants can apply through their participating local authority where a copy of the passport is sent to the Home Office along…