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EP stops work on Turkey visa waiver- EU Observer

By NIKOLAJ NIELSEN AND ESZTER ZALAN STRASBOURG, BRUSSELS, TODAY, 22:48 MEPs have stopped work on plans to give Turks visa-free access to the EU’s Schengen zone, putting a wider migrant deal in doubt. Group leaders in the European Parliament’s “conference of presidents” quietly suspended work on the file last Wednesday....
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UK- Immigration fees: 2014 to 2015

The government has introduced new fees for visas, immigration and nationality applications, and associated premium services. The changes are equivalent to a 4% rise for most fees, including the short-term visitor visa and most work, study and settlement applications. Targeted increases have also been made to other specific categories. These...
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Immigrants need free life-saving A&E care, MPs told

Immigrants should continue to receive free life-saving emergency care in the UK, a leading medic has told MPs. Terence Stephenson, chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, said “common compassion” should decide when such treatment is offered. The government wants to introduce a £200-a-year levy towards the cost of...
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A&E Crisis: Call To Ease Visa Restrictions

The lack of doctors and nurses in Accident and Emergency departments could be solved if the Government relaxed visa restrictions so more foreign staff can be recruited, an NHS leader has claimed. Chris Hopson, chief executive of the Foundation Trust Network, said that allowing more medics from outside the EU...
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UK visa rule challenge rejected by High Court

UK family immigration rules are not discriminatory or unlawful and will not be quashed, the High Court has ruled. But they are “unjustified” and “onerous”, a judge said, urging the government to consider adjusting them. Three claimants had challenged the new rules which set earnings thresholds for people wanting to...
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Foreigners face charge to access NHS

Non-EU nationals who come to the UK for more than six months could be charged at least £200 a year to access NHS treatment, it will be announced later. The charge – an attempt to crack down on so-called “health tourism” – will be on top of visa charges, officials...
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Senegalese prize-winner rejects French visa

After winning a free trip to France, Senegalese consultant Bousso Drame is saying “No, thank you.” Drame recently penned an open letter to the French consulate in Senegal claiming she was subjected to humiliating remarks and treated with suspicion when she applied for a visa. Her trip was sponsored by...
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Some Countries Lobby for More in Race for Visas

WASHINGTON — The government of South Korea hired a former C.I.A. analyst, two White House veterans and a team of ex-Congressional staff members to help secure a few paragraphs in the giant immigration bill. Multimedia The government of Ireland, during St. Patrick’s Day festivities, appealed directly to President Obama and...
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UK puts Brazil visitor visa crackdown on hold

Plans to impose visa restrictions on Brazilian tourists have been put on hold by Home Secretary Theresa May. Like US, Canadian or Australian citizens, Brazilians can visit the UK for up to six months without a visa. The home secretary was considering introducing restrictions amid concerns about illegal immigration from...
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UKBA offers important concessions to threatened London Met students

The UKBA has announced a set of important concessions to international students at London Metropolitan University who have been threatened with the loss of residence status by the decision to withdrawn highly trusted sponsors status to the institution’s authorities. Under existing rules over 2000 international students were threatened with removal...
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