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New figures show UK immigration still higher than government target

9:04 30/05/2012
According to new figures, migration to the UK still remains at more than double the government's target; The intention was to reduce migration numbers to "tens of thousands" by 2015. In the year to...

UK immigration to require tuberculosis screening for some UK visa applicants

14:36 28/05/2012
The UK Home Office announced that immigrants from countries with a high incidence of tuberculosis (TB) will soon be required to be screened for the disease before being approved for a UK visa. UK...

UK immigration to bring in extra staff to deal with long queues

11:56 22/05/2012
UK Immigration Minister Damian Green announced that the UK Border Force will be recruiting an additional 70 staff at Heathrow Airport to deal with long queues. He said the staff would be brought in...

UK immigration to remove full right of appeal for rejected family visitor visas

19:42 21/05/2012
Under new immigration rules, the UK Border Agency is planning to remove the full right of appeal for all immigrants applying to enter the UK on a family visitor visa in July 2012. However, due to...

UK immigration staff expected to strike on 10 May

14:53 07/05/2012
UK immigration staff are planning to stage a one-day strike in a dispute over public sector pensions. The strike, set for 10 May is expected to cause even further disruption and result in delays at...

UK Tier 2 visa changes from 6 April and 14 June 2012

13:33 10/04/2012
UK Tier 2 visa route changes from 6 April 2012 Due to the UK Government's commitment to reducing overall net migration, they have decided that the Tier 2 (General) limit will remain at its current...