UNITED KINGDOM – New Immigration and Nationality Fees

UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) has published updated fees, which come into effect on 29 March 2019.

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UNITED KINGDOM – New Immigration and Nationality Fees

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UNITED KINGDOM – Home Office Releases More Details About Upcoming New Application Service

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has released further information about its upcoming new Visa and Citizenship Application Service (UK VACS). While the Home Office promises a more streamlined, intuitive process, implementation delays are likely, and applicants considered higher risk are likely to be subject to stricter scrutiny.

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UNITED KINGDOM – New Application Service Announced for Work and Study Visas

On 17 May 2018, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) announced that it had awarded a contract to French outsourcing specialist Sopra Steria, to deliver a new service for applications for work and study visas, settlement and citizenship from within the UK, from October 2018.

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UNITED KINGDOM – New Application Service Announced for Work and Study Visas

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Sharp Increase in British Nationals Applying for French Citizenship

We are pleased to share this article describing the recent increase in applications for French citizenship by British nationals.  The article features Fiona Mougenot, Managing Director of Expat Partners, an immigration consultancy which is Peregrine’s partner for immigration into France.  Thanks for sharing your experience, Fiona!

CANADA – Government Announces Three-Year Immigration Plan

On 1 November 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced Canada’s immigration plan. The plan breaks with practice of previous years by laying out immigration targets for the next three years.

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This alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase Canada and the Canadian Employee Relocation Council.

AUSTRALIA – Citizenship Processing Resumes

Following the Australian Senate’s block to the overhaul of the citizenship eligibility criteria, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have resumed processing applications that were lodged on or after 20 April 2017.

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AUSTRALIA – Citizenship Processing Resumes

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AUSTRALIA – Government Announces Stricter Criteria for Citizenship

On 20 April 2017, the The Government announced that a package of reforms will apply to citizenship applications received on or after 20 April 2017.

Legislation relating to these reforms will be put before Parliament by the end of 2017.

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AUSTRALIA – Government Announces Stricter Criteria for Citizenship

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