On 22 February 2009, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith announced changes to Tiers 1 (highly skilled migrants) and Tier 2 (skilled migrants) of the points-based system.
The new Immigration Rules have now been implemented and any application submitted on or after 31 March will be considered under the new policy.
From today, the Tier 1 (general) and Tier 1 (post study work) application forms have been replaced.
|Form||Current version||New version|
|Tier 1 (general)||11/08||03/09|
|Tier 1 (post study work)||11/08||03/09|
In line with paragraph 341 of the Immigration Rules, the previous versions of each of these forms continue to be valid for applications made for 21 days after the 31 March 2009.