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UK announces changes in consular and visa fees from 1 July 2005

18:18 10/06/2005
The fees for passports, visas and chargeable consular services provided by British consular posts overseas are to change from Friday, 1 July 2005. On the same date, the fee for legalisation services...

University rep speaks out against UK visa fee changes

15:37 26/05/2005
The visa fee changes coming into effect from July in the UK are driving away international students and ruining the reputation of UK universities, said the vice-chancellor of the UK's Sheffield...

UK to start regional skills lists for skilled immigration

13:08 19/05/2005
Under new plans agreed by the Home Office, every region in the UK will be able to publish a list of skills in short supply and it is up to the governing body in each region to decide on the contents...

Eastern European immigrants in the UK seek better future

13:00 27/04/2005
Thousands of eastern Europeans headed to the UK last year by plane and coach, seeking a better future since their countries joined the European Union on 1 May. A year on, the BBC takes a look at...

Son of Margaret Thatcher denied US visa

19:17 04/04/2005
Mark Thatcher, son of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, was denied a visit visa to enter the US and visit his family. Thatcher called it a result of his guilty plea involving a coup...

Charges proposed to cut UK immigration appeals

18:06 04/02/2005
The UK Government will introduce fees to try to reduce the number of appeals made by immigrants over family reunion applications, the website This is London reported on February 4. According to...

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