The UK has suspended the issuance of Tier 1 "golden visas" scheme to wealthy foreign investors until 2019. The UK government made this decision on Friday, 7 December. (read more...)
Since October 17, 2018, it has become obligatory to go on Gov.UK website to fill in UK visa application forms. Now Visa4uk.fco.gov.uk website is used certain visa types only. (read more...)
With GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation ) in effect since May 25, the European Union strengthens and unifies the protection of personnal data for individuals in its member states. The British government has responded with the Data Protection Bill 2017, which includes a large number of exemptions from immigration control, in contrast to the openness of the GDPR. (read more...)
In 1998, an area of public open space in Brixton was renamed Windrush Square to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the ship bringing the first large group of West Indian migrants to the United Kingdom. Photo in public domain.
It happens very often when applicants submit documents for a touristic visa, hiding the actual purpose of the trip. Thus, people believe that telling the truth about why they are travelling to the UK can complicate the process to get their visa. (read more...)
To show or not to show you friends and relatives in the UK? That is the question. Unfortunately, many visa agencies take the easy path when they advise their clients. What do we mean? For example, a client has a boyfriend in the UK. The first advice that this client receives from such visa agencies is NOT to show her boyfriend in the UK. (read more...)