The UK Border Agency has confirmed that the new fee increase for visa applications made from overseas, and immigration applications made in the UK, will take effect from tomorrow, Saturday 6 April 2013.
All visa and immigration applications submitted from 00:01 (UK time) on Saturday 6 April, must be accompanied by the correct new fee. Applications accompanied by the old fee will be rejested.
Applicants can use an old version of an application form for 21 days following the increase, but these should be accompanied by the new fee. New versions of application forms will be available on the UKBA website from 6 April.
Further information about the new immigration fees can be found on the UKBA website:
- New immigration fees proposed – (published on 25 February 2013)
- Immigration fees change on 6 April 2013 (published on 27 March 2013)
Following the Home Secretary’s announcement last month, the UK Border Agency was split into 2 separate units within the Home Office from 1 April 2013:
- Immigration and visa service and
- Immigration law enforcement division
Theresa May announced last week that the troubled UK Border Agency is to be abolished with its immigration work returning to the Home Office, telling MP’s “its performance was not good enough“.
If you have been arrested or detained, need any immigration advice or are worried about the new immigration rules or need help with Sponsorship or Tier 1, 2, Tier 4, applying for university if your college has closed, Spouse Visa, ILR/Settlement, Citizenship, Dependant Visa or an appeal against a refusal, or if you have been waiting for a reply from the Home Office for longer than a year, please email:
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Majestic College offer special packages for EU students. They also have a number of employers looking for staff right now and are willing to employ Bulgarians and Romanians.
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Highly Trusted provider Spinnaker College are holding OPEN DAYS at their London study centre on the 8th and 9th April. In country Tier 4 and EU students, such as Romanians and Bulgarians, as well as those with issue with their previous college are welcome.
Qualified legal advisers will be on hand for free immigration consultations to in-country students affected by the closure of their college.
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