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News story: Unaccompanied minors arrive in UK ahead of Calais camp clearance

October 17, 2016 - 6:57pm
A group of unaccompanied children have been transferred from Calais to the UK today (17 October).

News story: Sarah Rapson to leave Home Office

September 30, 2016 - 6:30pm
Director General of UK Visas & Immigration departs after more than 11 years at the Home Office.

News story: Immigration Minister signs agreement with Nigeria on returning stolen criminal assets

September 2, 2016 - 11:51am
Criminal assets stolen in Nigeria and seized in the UK are to be returned to the West African country through a new agreement signed this week.

News story: New digital visa application service now available worldwide

August 19, 2016 - 5:00pm
The global roll out of the Home Office’s Access UK visit visa service is now complete.

News story: New online UK visa application form launches in Nepal

July 29, 2016 - 6:31am
A new online visa application form, Access UK, has launched in Nepal for customers applying for a UK visit visa.

News story: Statement: the status of EU nationals in the UK

July 11, 2016 - 5:38pm
There has been no change to the rights and status of EU nationals in the UK, and UK nationals in the EU, as a result of the referendum.

News story: Government launches National Transfer Scheme for migrant children

July 1, 2016 - 4:04pm
The new scheme will encourage all local authorities to care for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.

News story: Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates benefit from new electronic visa waiver (EVW)

May 26, 2016 - 3:31pm
New EVW version introduced on 23 May 2016 for passport holders from Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates travelling to the UK.

News story: Home Office announces Inspector of Borders and Immigration contract extension

May 26, 2016 - 3:24pm
The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, David Bolt, has had his contract extended by 3 years, the Home Secretary announced today (26 May).

News story: Immigration Bill receives Royal Assent

May 13, 2016 - 3:34pm
The Immigration Bill has completed its passage through Parliament to become law.

News story: Migration Advisory Committee reviews of Tier 2

March 24, 2016 - 3:45pm
The Home Office has published its response to two reviews of Tier 2 policy, undertaken by the Migration Advisory Committee.

News story: Super Priority Visa Service launched in Astana from 22 March 2016

March 18, 2016 - 7:31am
On 22 March 2016 UK Visas & Immigration launch a 24-hour Super Priority Visa Service at the UK Visa Application Centre in Astana, Kazakhstan

News story: Update: new immigration and nationality fees

February 26, 2016 - 4:50pm
Confirmation of new application and service fees announced by UK Visas and Immigration.

News story: New immigration and nationality fees for 2016 to 2017

January 11, 2016 - 9:00pm
New visa, immigration and nationality application and service fees announced.

News story: Immigration Rules changes

October 29, 2015 - 12:50pm
UK Visas and Immigration is making changes to the Immigration Rules affecting various categories.

Press release: PM announces significant changes to visitor visas for Chinese tourists for the benefit of the British economy

October 21, 2015 - 1:15am
From 2016, new visitor visas for tourists from China will be valid in the UK for 2 years, bringing significant benefits to the UK economy.

Press release: Right to rent checks introduced for landlords in England

October 20, 2015 - 11:55am
The government has announced today that from 1 February 2016, all private landlords in England will have to check new tenants have the right to be in the UK before renting out their property.

News story: Changes to user pays visa application centres on 1 September 2015

August 25, 2015 - 11:38am
UK Visas and Immigration is converting a number of visa application centres to user pays centres.

News story: Customers going to the UK for longer than 6 months

August 11, 2015 - 6:01pm
New requirement for visa customers wishing to stay in the UK for more than 6 months, to get a biometric residence permit (BRP) on arrival.

News story: Tier 4 visas: Immigration Rules changes

July 14, 2015 - 4:15pm
UK Visas and Immigration is making changes to student visas.


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