The UK Border Agency (UKBA) will publish new versions of some application forms on 5 April 2012. You should use the new forms if you apply on or after 6 April.
The forms are:
- Tier 1 (Graduate entrepreneur);
- Tier 1 (General);
- Tier 1 (Investor);
- Tier 1 (Entrepreneur);
Tier 1 (Post study work) – form removed because this category has closed to new applicants;
- Tier 2;
- Tier 4 (General);
- Tier 4 (Child);
- Tier 5 (Temporary worker);
- PBS Dependant;
- FLR(O) (to extend your stay);
- FLR(BUS) (to extend your stay in specific categories); and
- TOC (to transfer a visa to a new passport).
The new forms will be published on 5 April because 6 April is a public holiday in the UK.
The UKBA published amended Immigration Rules on 15 March 2012, along with some policy guidance documents to explain the changes and help you use the new forms.
You should use the new forms from 6 April 2012. But if you apply on the previous version of a form, it will be accepted up to and including 27 April 2012.
If you submit an application on or after 6 April 2012it will be considered under the new Immigration Rules which take effect on 6 April, regardless of which version of a form you use. Source: UK Border Agency.
Last week Immigration M<atters announced that UKBA received Parliamentary approval to increase a number overseas visa fees and UK-based visa application fees from Friday 6 April 2012.
All payments made from 00:01 (UK time) on Friday 6 April, should be paid according to the fee information on the UKBA’s new ‘Fees for our services’ page. Immigration applications will be rejected where an incorrect fee is paid.
If you need any immigration advice or help with Sponsorship or Work Permits, Visa, ILR/Settlement, Citizenship, dependant visa or an appeal against a refusal please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.immigrationmatters.co.uk