We have received recent updates from one of our trusted immigration specialist partners. Please take note of the following points to ensure that you are well-informed about recent changes:
The UK government has recently announced an increase in visa application fees.
Notable changes include:
Important Note: The Immigration Health Surcharge (‘IHS’) is expected to rise later in 2023, but it is not included in the current fee increases.
To avoid higher fees, we recommend submitting visa applications before 4 October 2023.
As of Monday 18th September 2023, the Home Office has shifted to using Royal Mail for BRP card deliveries. A signature is no longer required. In case of delivery issues, redelivery can be arranged, or the BRP card can be collected from the local Royal Mail delivery office. Ensure your address details with UKVI are accurate since changes after BRP production are not possible.
ETA will be introduced on a phased basis starting from 25 October 2023.
Please note that certain restrictions apply, and it is essential to review the full details provided below.
Note that using e-gates will not provide a date stamp in the passport. Sponsors are advised to secure copies of boarding passes or flight tickets to confirm the date of entry for Child Students using e-gates.
We trust that this information is valuable for your immigration planning. If you have any questions or if you need more assistance, contact us. Please be reminded that Study Links is prohibited from assisting with visa applications directly, however we can refer you to one of our trusted partners on request.
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