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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Immigration Health Surcharge to double in December 2018 16th, 2018

On 11th October 2018, the Home Office announced plans before parliament to increase the Immigration Health Surcharge in December 2018 subject to parliamentary approval. The surcharge was first introduced in 2015 and applies to most non-EU applicants on a work, study or family visa longer than six months. The current surcharge is £150 a year …

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Proposal to reform British citizenship 16th, 2018

On 02/10/18, the Home Secretary proposed a series of reforms to British citizenship which includes tougher English language requirements including changes to the Life in the UK test. The objective is to “give greater prominence to the British values and principles expected of those wishing to call the UK their permanent home.” Changes to the Life in the UK test will …

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Changes to Divorce – UK Government proposes “no-fault” divorces 2nd, 2018

What is the current law on divorce? Under the current UK law, the only ground for divorce is that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. In order to demonstrate this, an individual (the Petitioner) applying for divorce will need to satisfy the court of one or more of five facts: The Respondent has committed adultery …

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