Britons flying to US without biometric passports could be turned away

British tourists heading to the US have been warned that they risk being turned away from flights to the country unless they hold the latest biometric passports.Anyone flying to the US for business or pleasure must now hold a passport that contains an electronic chip – even if they have been granted an electronic visa.“As of 1 April 2016, all travellers must have an e-passport to use the [visa waiver programme],” states the Department of Homeland Security website. Biometric passports have been i… Read More

David Cameron's EU Reform Deal: How will this affect immigration?

The UK Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the European Union (EU) to be held on Thursday 23 June 2016.A referendum is basically a vote in which everyone (or nearly everyone) of voting age can take part. On benefits, anyone coming to the UK from the EU who does not find work within six months can be required to leave and there will be an emergency brake that allows the UK to stop paying in-work benefits to migrants for seven years.The agre… Read More

Visa Box closure for the festive period

Please note that our offices will be closed for the festive period from 16th December 2015 and then only re-open on 4th January 2016. Read More

USA visa waiver - US tightens visa regulations

New legislation has been passed by the US’s House Homeland Security that will introduce restrictions to the US Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This will allow better monitoring of visitors entering the country on one of the 38 passports participating in the VWP.The new legislation also known as the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015, allows the Secretary of Homeland Security to either suspend or terminate a country’s participation in the programme, if the Depa… Read More