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New Director General appointed to HMPO and UKVI

February 27, 2020 - 6:11pm
Abi Tierney has been appointed as the new Director General of Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) and UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

Home Secretary announces new UK points-based immigration system

February 18, 2020 - 11:30pm
New points-based immigration system will open up the UK to the brightest and the best from around the world.

Windrush Compensation Scheme extended by 2 years

February 6, 2020 - 5:20pm
Changes are being made to the Windrush Compensation Scheme to make it more flexible and to keep it open for longer.

More than 3 million applications to the EU Settlement Scheme

February 6, 2020 - 11:30am
The milestone was reached less than a year after the scheme was fully launched to the public, with more than 2.7 million already granted status.

Boost for UK science with unlimited visa offer to world's brightest and best

January 27, 2020 - 1:15am
Top scientists to be given fast-tracked entry into the UK.

Youth Mobility Scheme 2020 for South Korean nationals

January 21, 2020 - 10:06am
The ballot for the Youth Mobility Scheme 2020 for South Korean nationals will be opened in February 2020.

Global Britain to attract more top scientists with fast tracked entry

December 23, 2019 - 11:21am
More top scientists and researchers are to be given fast tracked entry to the UK.

Home Office launches £1 million advertising campaign for EU Settlement Scheme

October 18, 2019 - 2:24pm
A new £1 million wave of UK government advertising to encourage EU citizens to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme has launched today.

Two million applications to the EU Settlement Scheme

October 9, 2019 - 12:36pm
Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced that there have been 2 million applications to the EU Settlement Scheme.

1.5 million people apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

September 12, 2019 - 10:46am
Latest published statistics show that there were almost 300,000 applications to the scheme in the month of August.

Expansion of the shortage of occupation list

September 9, 2019 - 1:14pm
The shortage of occupation list has today been expanded to include a range of skilled occupations, following changes to the Immigration Rules.

Government announces immigration plans for no deal Brexit

September 4, 2019 - 6:50pm
If there's a no deal Brexit, border controls will be introduced to make it harder for criminals to enter the UK.

Windrush Compensation Scheme and taskforce community events

September 2, 2019 - 1:00pm
To raise awareness of the Windrush Compensation Scheme a series of community events will be held across the country.

One million granted status under the EU Settlement Scheme

August 15, 2019 - 11:16am
New statistics up to the end of July show more than 950,000 applications from England, 50,000 from Scotland, 15,000 from Wales and 12,000 from Northern Ireland.

PM sets out vision to cement UK as a science superpower

August 8, 2019 - 8:21pm
The world’s top scientists will be encouraged to move to the UK under a shake-up of immigration rules announced by the Prime Minister today.

New business start-up training for refugees in the UK

July 21, 2019 - 11:00am
A pilot to encourage refugee entrepreneur programmes across the UK has been announced.

Life in the UK test contract awarded

July 17, 2019 - 1:10pm
PSI Services has been awarded the Life in the UK contract by the Home Office, it was announced today.

One million visitors use passport eGates since expansion

July 5, 2019 - 10:15am
More than one million additional visitors have used the digital border process to enter the UK.

Immigration minister calls for global collaboration on resettlement

July 1, 2019 - 11:17am
The 25th Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR) starts in Geneva today.

Home Secretary asks independent migration experts to advise on future salary thresholds

June 24, 2019 - 2:52pm
The Home Secretary Sajid Javid has asked the Migration Advisory Committee to review and advise on salary thresholds for the future immigration system.


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