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Changes to the list of approved English Language tests will come into effect on 1 July 2014  June 2014 
Immigration Bill  May 2014 
Visa Applications from Ukraine   March 2014 
TB screening   March 2014 
New statement of changes   March 2014 
Visa processing times for Dhaka   February 2014 
Visa processing times for Sri Lanka and Maldives   February 2014 
Visa processing times for Mumbai   February 2014 
Visa processing times for Chennai   February 2014 
Fees consultation response published   February 2014 
New immigration fees proposed   February 2014 
Support service for SMEs extended   February 2014 
Apply in good time to visit the UK for Chinese New Year   January 2014 
Chinese New Year holiday closure - Hong Kong   January 2014 
Visa processing times for Dhaka   January 2014 
Visa processing times for Mumbai  January 2014 
Visa processing times for Chennai   January 2014 
Tuberculosis testing in Angola   January 2014 
TB testing in Democratic People's Republic of Korea - update   January 2014 
Visa application centre in Hangzhou - new address   January 2014 
Public holiday closure - Australia Day   January 2014 
Mobile UK visa application service in Laos on 07 February 2014   January 2014 
Online payment in Botswana, Angola, Sao Tome and Principe   December 2013 
Online payment in Nigeria   December 2013 
Online payment in Gambia and Mali   December 2013 
Online payment introduced in Pakistan  December 2013 
Online payment mandatory in Lithuania   December 2013 
Visa processing times for Dhaka   December 2013 
Visa processing times for Chennai   December 2013 
Visa processing times for Sri Lanka and Maldives   December 2013 
Visa processing times for Mumbai   December 2013 
Youth Mobility Scheme 2014 for Japanese nationals   December 2013 
New forms for applicants in the UK   December 2013 
Online payment to become mandatory for Thailand   December 2013 
Hong Kong SAR passport holders now eligible for youth mobility scheme   December 2013 
Online payment to become mandatory for Zambia   December 2013 
Online payment to become mandatory for Fiji   December 2013 
Online payment to become mandatory for Nigeria   December 2013 
Improvements to visa service announced: invitation-only GREAT Club for execs, expansion of priority srvce & VIP mobile visa srvce in India  November 2013 
From 1 Dec 2013, new immigration rules   November 2013 
New document requirements   November 2013 
Online payments for visa applications available in Bosnia Herzegovina, Montenegro and Romania from 19 Nov  November 2013 
TB Testing  November 2013 
Amendments made to approved English tests for all T1, T2 & T4 applicants and spouse/partner applicants  November 2013 
Approved English language tests for partners   November 2013 
The application forms are changing   October 2013 
New commercial partner contracts announced   October 2013 
Visa processing times for Sri Lanka and Maldives for week commencing 30 September 2013   October 2013 
Visa processing times for Chennai for week commencing 30 September 2013   October 2013 
Visa application centres closed for appointments on 14 and 15 October   October 2013 
Visa processing times for Dhaka for week commencing 07 October 2013   October 2013 
Public holiday closure at the visa application centre in Hong Kong on 14 October 2013  October 2013 
Visa application centres in South Africa will be closed for appointments on 14 and 15 October. However, passport collection services will remain open  October 2013 
New Immigration Bill introduced on 10 Oct 2013. Expected to come into force in Spring 2014. More details soon available on our website  October 2013 
Indonesia: Priority UK visa service now includes business visitors, T1, T2, T4 (child & general) & T5. Expected processing: 3 - 5 bus. days  October 2013 
Immigration rule changes coming into force Oct 2013 will offer more flexibility for businesses, workers and visitors  October 2013 
Some application forms updated with effect from Oct 2013. Old forms will still be accepted until 22 Oct  October 2013 
From 31 Oct 2013, residents of Peru coming to the UK for 6 months or more must be tested for tuberculosis before applying for a visa  October 2013 
The list of approved English language tests for Tiers 1, 2 and 4 and spouse/partner applications has been amended  October 2013 
Priority visa service is now available in Bolivia  October 2013 
UK Visa application centre in Kuala Lumpur will close on 4 and 5 November 2013 for the Deepavali and Awal Muharram public holidays  October 2013 
UKBA have published new guidelines for employers on preventing illegal working  October 2013 
Visa processing times for Sri Lanka and Maldives for week commencing 2 September 2013   September 2013 
Visa processing times for Chennai for week commencing 2 September 2013  September 2013 
Visa processing times for Mumbai for week commencing 2 September 2013   September 2013 
Changes to the Immigration Rules – October 2013   September 2013 
Visa processing times for New Delhi for week commencing 16 September 2013   September 2013 
Visa processing times for Chennai for week commencing 16 September 2013   September 2013 
Visa processing times for Mumbai for week commencing 16 September 2013   September 2013 
Changes to 'knowledge of language and life' requirements and application details   September 2013 
Visa processing times for Sri Lanka and Maldives for week commencing 23 September 2013  September 2013 
Visa processing times for New Delhi for week commencing 23 September 2013  September 2013 
Visa processing times for Chennai for week commencing 23 September 2013   September 2013 
Hong Kong visa application centre holiday closure   September 2013 
Pilot launched to help small to medium business   September 2013 
Priority visa service launched in Vietnam   September 2013 
Visa processing times for Sri Lanka and Maldives for week commencing 23 September 2013   September 2013 
Visa processing times for Chennai for week commencing 23 September 2013   September 2013 
Visa processing times for Mumbai for week commencing 23 September 2013   September 2013 
Visa processing times for Dhaka   September 2013 
Priority visa service for UK settlement applications launches in New Zealand   August 2013 
A change to our premium booking service appointment process   August 2013 
Visa processing times for Colombo   August 2013 
The visa application centre in Abu Dhabi moves to a new location on 25 August   August 2013 
New points-based system dependant policy guidance and application forms   August 2013 
Visa processing times for Chennai  August 2013 
Visa application centres in Cairo and Alexandria  August 2013 
Tuberculosis (TB) testing in Indonesia  August 2013 
Priority visa service fee increase for Japan  July 2013 
Fee for EEA documentation applications  July 2013 
Croatia becomes a member of the EU  July 2013 
Priority visa service in Pakistan  July 2013 
Students with International Baccalaureate qualifications  July 2013 
Welcoming Games Family Members for the Commonwealth Games  July 2013 
Minimum income threshold for family migrants  July 2013 
Proposals for tougher sanctions against employers who exploit illegal migrant labour  July 2013 
Priority visa service launched in Norway   July 2013 
Priority visa service to launch in Denmark   July 2013 
Visa processing times for Chennai   July 2013 
Prime time service available in Malaysia  July 2013 
Visa processing times for Mumbai   July 2013 
Visa processing times for Colombo  July 2013 
Passport returns for Tier 2 (ICT) applications   July 2013 
New premium customer service for Tier 4 sponsors   July 2013 
From authors to acrobats, welcoming global talent   July 2013 
Southeast Bank Limited reinstated as an approved bank for points-based system applications   July 2013 
Mobile biometric clinic appointments available in Adana and Antalya  June 2013 
Tier 4 student interviews  June 2013 
Prime Time Service appointments launch in China  June 2013 
Apply for your UK visa early – Singapore  June 2013 
Apply for your UK visa early - South Korea  June 2013 
Apply for your UK visa early – Indonesia  June 2013 
Apply for your UK visa early – Japan  June 2013 
Apply for your UK visa early – Cambodia  June 2013 
Apply for your UK visa early - Hong Kong  June 2013 
Apply for your UK visa early – Fiji  June 2013 
Apply for your UK visa early – China  June 2013 
Apply for your UK visa early – Brunei  June 2013 
Apply for your UK visa early – Thailand  June 2013 
TB testing in Zambia  June 2013 
Tier 4 Student online application pilot  June 2013 
Super priority visa service extended to Chennai  June 2013 
Apply for your UK visa early – Philippines  June 2013 
Apply for your UK visa early - Papua New Guinea  June 2013 
Visa processing times for Mumbai   June 2013 
Student visa interviews - Nepal   June 2013 
Tuberculosis tests for student visas   June 2013 
Student visa interviews - Sri Lanka   June 2013 
Mobile biometric clinic service in Kuching and Kota Kinabalu   June 2013 
Removal of appeals for family visitors   June 2013 
Temporary closure of visa section at British Embassy in Oman   May 2013 
New UK Visa Application Centre opens in Bali   May 2013 
UK Border Agency’s transition to Home Office.   May 2013 
Independent Chief Inspector’s report into the establishment of the performance and compliance unit.  May 2013 
Tier 4 student visa interviews   May 2013 
Visa processing times for Mumbai   May 2013 
Student visa interviews - Nigeria   May 2013 
Student visa interviews - Ghana  May 2013 
Student visa interviews - Uganda   May 2013 
Student visa interviews - Ethiopia   May 2013 
Student visa interviews - Russian Federation   May 2013 
Closure at the visa application centre in Prague on 29 May 2013   May 2013 
Student visa interviews - Ghana   May 2013 
Same day visa service launches in India   May 2013 
MAC publishes seasonal migrant workers report   May 2013 
Priority visa service to launch in Moldova   May 2013 
Priority visa service to launch in Kosovo   May 2013 
Priority visa service to launch in Poland  May 2013 
Priority visa service to launch in Latvia   May 2013 
Priority visa service to launch in Austria  May 2013 
Priority visa service to launch in Hungary   May 2013 
Tuberculosis testing in Vietnam   May 2013 
Tuberculosis testing in Ethiopia   May 2013 
Tuberculosis testing in Uganda   May 2013 
Priority visa service to launch in Romania   May 2013 
Processing problems with the City & Guilds certificates in Bangladesh now resolved   May 2013 
Student visa interviews - India   May 2013 
Priority visa service to launch in Moldova   May 2013 
New statistics show net migration is decreasing  May 2013 
Apply online in Sri Lanka   May 2013 

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