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UK’s child citizenship fee appeal upheld

UK’s child citizenship fee appeal upheld

UK’s child citizenship fee appeal upheld The Court of Appeal upheld a ruling in February 2021 that the Home Office failed to assess the best interest of children in setting fee. The Home Office fee of £1,012 for children to naturalise as British citizens is...
The Immigration Health Surcharge reimbursement

The Immigration Health Surcharge reimbursement

The Immigration Health Surcharge reimbursement It has been announced that the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) reimbursement scheme has now launched. There is a list of qualifying criteria that must be met to successfully apply for this refund: You must have paid...
The new Identity Verification App

The new Identity Verification App

The new Identity Verification App As a response to COVID-19, UKVI is amending the way that it processes applications. In some cases, UKVI is allowing biometrics (fingerprints and photographs) to be reused, if they have already been recorded in a previous application....
Home Secretary announces details of the Hong Kong BN(O) Visa

Home Secretary announces details of the Hong Kong BN(O) Visa

Home Secretary announces details of the Hong Kong BN(O) Visa The Home Secretary provided some further updates on the Hong Kong BN(O) Visa on 22nd July. The key take-away points are: If you’re a BN(O) citizen, you can already stay in the UK as a visitor for up to 6...
New points-based system framework

New points-based system framework

New points-based system framework Priti Patel has stated that the new points-based system framework will encourage employers to invest in workers from within the UK, whilst continuing to attract the “best and brightest” from around the world. The intention is to...
A pathway to citizenship for millions in Hong Kong

A pathway to citizenship for millions in Hong Kong

A pathway to citizenship for millions in Hong Kong The prime minister, Boris Johnson, has announced the move in response to new national security legislation imposed on the territory by China. Speaking during PMQs today, Boris said the legislation “constitutes a clear...