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Changes to Life in the UK for settlement and naturalisation

Changes to the Knowledge of language and life in the UK requirement for settlement and naturalisation From 28 October 2013, there will be two parts to the Knowledge of Language and Life in the UK (KoLL) requirement, both of which must be met by all applicants for settlement and naturalisation unless the individual is exempt (exemption details below). From…

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HOUSING AND WELFARE LAW CHANGES

NEW HOUSING LAW Local  housing  allowance  restrictions  Extended -Private  tenants  up  to  25  years  old  get  a  reduced  help  with  their   rent.  This  extended   to  under  35  year  old. –  Under   35  years  old   can  get    a  full  housing  benefit  only  if  they  occupy   a  shared  accommodation. –  LHA  Cap  (Private  Tenancies) LHA  allows  set  amounts  for  the  rent …

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New Immigration Rules October 2012

As previously announced, a number of changes to the Immigration Rules came into effect on 1 October 2012. New Rules now apply for extending your visa If you are applying to extend your visa under the points-based system, all working and student routes, visiting routes, long residency routes and discharged HM Forces and UK ancestry routes, new rules will…

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Important Announcement

On 8th September 2012 the Welwitschia Welfare Centre will be holding a meeting with Portuguese Speaking members of the public and others BME. The meeting will take place at Stockwell Community resource Centre (behind stockwell Tube Station) from 2.30p.m to 7p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to explain about the new laws and legislations in the UK. Some…

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New Immigration Rules From 7 July 2012

On 11 June 2012 the Government has announced changes to the Immigration Rules for non-European Economic Area (non-EEA) nationals applying to enter or remain in the UK on the family migration route. The new Immigration Rules will also unify consideration under the rules and Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, by defining the basis on which…

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New Housing And Welfare Law Changes

New Housing Law Local housing allowance restrictions Extended -Private tenants up to 25 years old get a reduced help with their rent. This extended to under 35 year old. – Under 35 years old can get a full housing benefit only if they occupy a shared accommodation. – LHA Cap (Private Tenancies) LHA allows set amounts for the rent…

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WELFARE LAW CHANGES

April 2012 TAX CREDIT CHANGES The £ 4 increase in the child tax credit child element for each child aged one and two, planned by the labour government, is abolished by the coalition government. Once a claimant’s income reaches £40,000 their Tax Credits will stop. Backdating claims and for certain changes in circumstances reduces from 3 to 1 month…

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Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 1733 and UK Border Agency To corporate group re changes to paragraph 395c of the immigration rules, 19 january 2012 Statement of Changes into force 13 February 2012. Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 1733 and UK Border Agency to corporate group re changes to paragraph 395C of the immigration rules,…

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UK Border Agency New Fees From 06 April2012

APPLICATIONS MADE INSIDE THE UK NATIONALITY APPLICATIONS Nationality (New p Previous  Fees Till 5th  April 2011 New Fees from 6th April 2012 Naturalisation (UK Citizenship) Single * £836 £851 Naturalisation (UK Citizenship) Joint * £1,294 £1,317 Naturalisation (UK Citizenship) Spouse * £836 £851 Nationality Registration Adult * £620 £631 Nationality Registration Minor ** £540 £551 Nationality Registration Multiple Minor Main…

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New Immigration Laws

Major changes to student visa system Tougher criteria for people wanting to come to the UK to study and limits on their right to work are among major reforms to the student visas system announced today. Following a Home Office review which revealed widespread abuse of the system, and a public consultation, major changes aim to tighten up the…

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