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  • Immigration Health Surcharge      Yesterday, 10:08 PM
    Hi all,   I applied for a tier 2 visa in May 2015 and got it. I had to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge for three years as per the rule. I applied for settlement in July 2015 and got it. I would like your advice on whether I can get a refund of a part of the Immigration Health Surcharge as I was on new tier 2 visa for only two months. T...
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  • Immigration Health Surcharge      Yesterday, 10:06 PM
    Hi all,   I applied for a tier 2 visa in May 2015 and got it. I had to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge for three years as per the rule. I applied for settlement in July 2015 and got it. I would like your advice on whether I can get a refund of a part of the Immigration Health Surcharge as I was on new tier 2 visa for only two months. T...
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  • Please Sign This Save The Human Rights Petition      Jul 03 2015 05:18 AM
    Hi    The Uk Government is planning to Finish Human Rights ,  Please read and sign this petition , it will help all of us .Thanks   https://you.38degree...s?bucket=blast2  
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  • Help Need Information      Apr 06 2015 06:31 PM
    Im a uk born citizen i from scotland 9years i been in a relationship with a filipino we been married 8years. We have a 7year old daughter together. 7years ago my daughter was born in scotland while my wife was on a tourist visa to scotland but she returned to the philippines then again came back to scotland again for a holiday then returned to p...
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  • Liberal Democrat Mp Norman Baker Has Resigned As A Home Office Minister      Nov 04 2014 12:35 AM
    Liberal Democrat MP Norman Baker has resigned as a home office minister, saying working in the department was like "walking through mud". Mr Baker told the Independent that Home Secretary Theresa May saw the Lib Dems as a "cuckoo in the nest" and criticised the department in a letter to party leader Nick Clegg. The MP for Lewes was app...
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  • Minimum Income Threshold For Family Migrants      Jul 12 2014 08:32 AM
    The Home Office has paused decision-making on some spouse/partner and child settlement visa applications. View the full article
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  • 60 Colleges Have Tier 4 Licences Suspended Today      Jun 24 2014 01:49 PM
    The Minister has announced the suspension of Tier 4 licences at 57 private FE colleges, and at Glyndwr University.  Two more universities may have their license suspended: University of West London and University of Bedfordshire.   This has come after investigations into irregularities with English language testing, and joint operation...
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  • Immigration Bill Becomes Law      May 19 2014 10:28 PM
    The new Immigration Bill was given Royal assent yesterday and has now become law.    https://www.gov.uk/g...ill-becomes-law https://www.gov.uk/g...mmigration-bill
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  • Boris Johnson Attacks 'crazy' Immigration Crackdown      May 01 2014 08:03 PM
    http://www.politics....ation-crackdown     The government should allow hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants living in the UK to become British citizens, Boris Johnson has insisted, as he launched a stinging attack on the government's immigration and asylum policies. The London Mayor called on the government to "regularise" t...
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  • Australian And Italian Wanting To Marry In Uk      Mar 12 2014 11:22 AM
    Hello,   Can someone help me and my partner understand what the process is of getting Married in UK and do we have to stay in the UK for up to 21 days prior to the wedding?   Thanks for your help. Erin and Sara  
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  • New Visa Application Centre In Panama From 12 February      Feb 25 2014 03:52 PM
    From 12 February 2014, our new commercial partner VFS Global will take over the operation of our biometric collection service atáthe visa application centre in Panama. Read more...
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  • Visa Application Centre Servicechanges In Australia      Feb 25 2014 03:07 PM
    During March 2014, our new commercial partner, VFS Global, will take over the operation of our visa application service in Australia. Read more...
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  • New Visa Application Centres In Canada From 6 March      Feb 24 2014 04:49 PM
    Fromá6 Marchá2014, our new commercial partner VFS Global will take over the operation of our biometric collection service atáthe visa application centres in Canada. Read more...
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  • Shanghai Visa Application Centre      Feb 24 2014 04:41 PM
    From 3 March 2014, our Shanghai visa application centre will move offices. Read more...
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  • Uk Visa Application Centre Moves To Causeway Bay, Hong Kong      Feb 23 2014 11:59 PM
    From March 21, VFS Global Ltd will take over the running of our visa application centre in Hong Kong. The centre will move to Floor 15, Leighton Centre, 77 Leighton Rd, Causeway Bay, and from this date, the British Consulate General in Hong Kong will no longer accept visa applications. Read more...
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  • Businesses In Northern Ireland Face Illegal Working Penalties      Feb 21 2014 04:41 PM
    Two businesses in Northern Ireland are facing penalties for employing illegal workers following operations by our officers. Read more...
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  • Visa Processing Times For Mumbai      Feb 20 2014 11:59 PM
    Visa application processing times for the Mumbai visa section, for week ending 21 February 2014. Read more...
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  • Visa Processing Times For Dhaka      Feb 20 2014 11:59 PM
    Visa application processing times for the Dhaka visa section, for week ending 20 February 2014 Read more...
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  • Visa Processing Times For Chennai      Feb 20 2014 11:59 PM
    Current visa application processing times for the Chennai visa section for week ending 21 February 2014. Read more...
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  • Visa Processing Times For Sri Lanka And Maldives      Feb 20 2014 11:59 PM
    Visa application processing times for the Sri Lanka and Maldives visa section, for week ending 21 February 2014. Read more...
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  • Temporary Suspension Of Visa Services In Ukraine      Feb 20 2014 11:59 PM
    UK Visas and Immigration regret to inform our customers that due to the current situation in Kyiv, the UK visa application centre has had to close and we are therefore unable to accept visa applications from Ukraine at this time. Read more...
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  • Online Payment In Tunisia      Feb 20 2014 11:59 PM
    From 14 February 2014 paying for your UK visa online in Tunisia will be optional rather than mandatory. Read more...
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  • Visa Processing Times For Delhi      Feb 20 2014 11:59 PM
    Visa application processing times for the Delhi visa section, for week ending 21 February 2014. Read more...
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  • British Embassy Closed On 27 February 2014      Feb 20 2014 05:43 PM
    British Embassy closed on 27 February 2014, reopening 28 February 2014. Read more...
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  • New Commercial Partner In Bogota      Feb 20 2014 04:59 PM
    From 27 February 2014, our new commercial partner VFS Global will take over the operation of our biometric collection service at the visa application centre in Bogota. Read more...
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  • New Visa Application Centre In Georgetown From 18 February      Feb 20 2014 03:09 PM
    From 17 February 2014, our new commercial partner VFS Global will take over the operation of our biometric collection service atáthe visa application centre in Georgetown. Read more...
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  • New Visa Application Centre In Bridgetown From 19 February      Feb 20 2014 01:56 PM
    From 19 February 2014, our new commercial partner VFS Global will take over the operation of our biometric collection service atáthe visa application centre in Bridgetown. Read more...
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  • New Commercial Partner In Buenos Aires      Feb 20 2014 10:49 AM
    From 19 February 2014, our new commercial partner VFS Global will take over the operation of our biometric collection service at the visa application centre in Buenos Aires. Read more...
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  • New Commercial Partner In Santiago      Feb 20 2014 10:49 AM
    From 18 February 2014, our new commercial partner VFS Global will take over the operation of our biometric collection service at the visa application centre in Santiago. Read more...
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  • Online Points Calculator And Sponsorship It Systems Availability On 22 February 2014      Feb 19 2014 11:59 PM
    Online points calculator and sponsorship IT systems may be unavailable for a short time between 10:00 and 12:00 on Saturday 22 February 2014. This is to allow us to carry out essential maintenance. Read more...
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