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Immigration Law Changes

British ConsulateIf you have been looking at a fiancee visa or a spouse visa then 2013 has been a difficult year with changes to the laws in the UK. This has been highlighted in Japan Today about expats wanting to return to the UK with their foreign spouse.

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British Nationals in the Middle East

Many British expats live and work in the Middle East. As high lighted in the Top10 Expat Destinations we note that Dubai has become very popular for British nationals not to retire but to work in the Middle East. This has come with its own issues and these are some of them.

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Renew British Passport

British ConsulateYou need to complete the forms correctly as 1 in every 8 applications for a British passport which needs to be renewed is rejected as being incomplete. There are a number of forms each for a different type of passport depending on your age or if it is a ‘Smart’ passport or not. They are listed below with the documents linked from the Home Affairs website.

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Brits behind bars overseas

British ConsulateIf you have ever wonder how many British nationals are in prison overseas then this page might be a bit of an eyeopener. Most of these are for drugs and drugs related offenses. On the page British Abroad I wrote about the crime, violence which occurs and how many need assistance all the time from the British embassies abroad.

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