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Tier 1 Investor visa

Alongside these new routes, the Home Office is also bringing forward reforms to the Tier 1 (Investor) route. The reformed route will better protect the UK from illegally obtained funds, whilst ensurin...
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New visa fees effective from April 2016

The Home Office is planning to increase visa fees up to 25% increases for settlement, nationality fees, Tier 1 Entrepreneur, Tier 1 Investor, spouse visas and up to 33% for optional premium services...
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Brief outline of recommendations to Home Office from the Migration Advisory Committee on Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa.

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has provided some recommendations on how to improve the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa. In the past we have seen that the Home Office almost always go ahead and implem...
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EU nationals must hold permanent residence card before applying for British citizenship from 12 November 2015

EEA nationals that would like to naturalise as British after living in the UK for 6 years will have to obtain a permanent residence card before they can apply for naturalisation on or after 12 Novemb...
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Changes to the Immigration Rules effective from 19 November 2015

The main changes to the Immigration Rules are the following ones: Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) - making an amendment to the genuine entrepreneur test for initial applications so that the Secretary of St...
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New requirement for TIER 1 (INVESTOR) AND TIER 1 (ENTREPRENEUR) visa applications – OVERSEAS CRIMINAL RECORD CERTIFICATE

In April 2015, the Home Office introduced a new rule to require applicants to provide an overseas criminal record certificate from any country they have lived in continuously for 12 months or more ove...
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Changes to student visas (tier 4) effective from August 2015

The Home Office announced some changes to the Immigration Rules regarding to Tier 4 student visas. The main changes are: to stop new students at publicly funded colleges from working, bringing the...
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