UK Visas and Immigration

This category covers general topics relating to UK Visas and Immigration such as refusals, reapplications, statistics, citizenship, naturalisation etc.

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UK Visa Requirements and Concessions for Ukrainian Nationals 2022

This provides an overview of UK Visas for Ukrainian Citizens and Passport Holders after Russian Invasion of Ukraine in Feb 2022. To facilitate Ukranian nationals, the UK Government (Home Office) has devised Ukraine Scheme (Family, Sponsorship, and Extension). Moreover, the British Government has granted certain concessions to Ukrainians, who are in the UK on visitor, student, skilled worker, HGV driver, and Seasonal Worker visa. Ukrainian nationals can also apply for UK visit, work, join family, or study visa in the normal way. There is no application cost for Ukraine Scheme; however, if Ukrainian applies in normal way, then they need to pay the regular UK visa fees.

Home Office Fees 2022: UK Naturalisation, ILR, BRP Renewal

This relates to the latest Home Office Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), British Citizenship, Child Registration, Naturalisation, BRP Renewal, NTL Application Cost and Fees effective from April 6, 2022, from inside the UK. Accordingly, the post also covers the details of Leave to Remain (extension or switching) Fees 2022 for Spouse, Work, and Student applications, besides Sponsorship and Premium (Priority) Visa Service cost from inside the UK.

How to Fast Track UK Visa and Settlement (ILR) Applications?

This relates to UK Priority and Super-Priority (aka premium or express visa) Service to fast track processing time of settlement, non-settlement, extension, switching and indefinite leave to remain (ILR) applications. The post also explains the reasons for delays in processing of fast track applications and UK priority and super-priority visa and settlement (ILR) service fees refund. Since March 2022, UKVI has suspended the priority and super priority services for new study, work, and family visa applications.

How Much is UK Priority Visa Fee and Premium Service in 2022?

This explains the details of UK fast track (priority and super-priority) visa fees and premium service cost effective from April 6, 2022, for student, spouse, visitor, tourist, work applications from inside and outside the UK. There will be an increase of £30 in the 5-day priority visa service from outside the UK. However, there will be no increase in the other UK visa fast track fees and premium service charges. Therefore, the UK visa fast track fees for 5-day non-settlement and 24-hour same-day super priority service (aka express service) for entry clearance applications will be £220 and £956, respectively. The UK visa fast track fees for settlement (spouse and family) applications will remain at £573. The price of 5-day priority and next working day super priority (aka 24-hours, premium, express) service for extension, switching, and indefinite leave to remain (ILR) applications will remain at £500 and £800, respectively.

Please note since March 2022 UKVI is prioritising Ukraine Visa Scheme applications. Therefore, UKVI has suspended the priority and super priority visa services for new study, work, and family visa applications.

The Impact of Covid-19 on UK Visa and Immigration

This guidance relates to the impact of coronavirus (Covid-19) on travel restrictions, UK entry clearance visa and leave to remain applications. Accordingly, covers the details of travel restrictions...

U.S. Visa Acceptance and Rejection Rate by Country 2021

This relates to the US visa refusal rate for all types of nonimmigrant applications such as B1/B2, H1B, F1, J1, C1, K1 etc. And provides the details of the adjusted B1/B2 US visa rejection rate by country. During 2018, US foreign service posts issued a total 9.5m of immigrant and non-immigrant visas (incl. B1/B2/Border Crossing Cards). The US foreign service posts (i.e. embassies and consulates) issue nonimmigrant visas. Therefore, the nonimmigrant visas nearly comprise 95% of the visas issued by US embassies and consulates. Accordingly, in 2018 a total of 12.76m decisions made for nonimmigrant visa (NIV), 9m NIV issued and 3.73m applications refused. Therefore, the US visa rejection rate in 2018 was 29.25%.

Reasons for Delay in UK Visa Application Processing Time 2022

This relates to reasons for delays in processing of straightforward and complex (non-straightforward) UK visa applications. Accordingly, explains: why UK priority, spouse, tourist, family visit visa, work, student visa is getting delayed? The post also explains, the reasons for delay in Home Office processing time of leave to remain (extension and switching) and ILR applications. Since March 2022 UKVI is prioritising Ukraine Visa Scheme applications and processing time after biometrics for visit, tourist, family visitors, business, study, spouse, and work visa UK applications have increased. Presently, UKVI has also suspended the priority and super priority visa services for new study, work, and family visa applications. Therefore, since March 2022, applicants are experiencing delays in UK visit, student, work, and family visa processing as UKVI is prioritising Ukraine Visa Scheme.

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