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September 9, 2023

Must-Know Latest UK Immigration Highlights

Are you planning to move to the UK? Keeping an eye out for recent changes is quite important to ensure your application is approved. So in this blog, we will unfold some changes in UK Immigration rules that The Home Office has recently announced.


New Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) Scheme

In October 2023, a new Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) Scheme is ready to be launched. The scheme will be set out in various phases and will depend on nationality.

The ETA scheme will be mandatory for the following travellers:

  • Visiting the UK
  • Transiting through the UK
  • Don’t require a visa for short stays
  • Doesn’t possess any other immigration status prior travelling

From November 2023, Qatar residents will require an ETA. Meanwhile, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and other UAE residents will require an ETA from February 2024.

There will be more countries on the list in the future.

Amendments For EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

By 5 October 2023, the authority of administrative reviewing for EUSS refusals and cancellation decisions is to be removed.

Appendix EU will also see some technical changes.

Introduction of Appendix Children

The UK has introduced a new Appendix Children and it will outline common requirements for children who are applying as dependents and also for those applying independently. This is aimed at providing clarity and consistency in the application process.

The goal of this change is to bring more clarity and consistency to the application process. This rule will be followed under various dates and will be effective from 28 September 2023.

So if you’re a business owner or an individual planning to apply to the UK, it’s better to stay ahead of the constantly evolving UK immigration processes.

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