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On 28 June the UK Border Agency (UKBA) announced that the pass mark for Tier 1 (General) will be increased from 95 points to 100 points from 19 July. Following a ‘number of enquires’ about who will be affected by this change, they have issued the following clarification:

‘If you are in the UK in one of the following categories and are applying to extend your stay in Tier 1 (General), you will need to score 95 points:

  • Tier 1 (General)
  • Highly Skilled Migrant Programme
  • Writers, Composers and Artists
  • Self-Employed Lawyers

‘If you are in the UK in any other category, for example Tier 1 (Post-study work), then you will need to score 100 points when you apply to switch into Tier 1 (General).

If you are applying from outside the UK, you will need to score 100 points.’

Source: UK Border Agency

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  1. i have a problem with the visa section to be precise the Ghana -Accra office . i don’t understand why they will be quoting article some amended but will not publish the immigrant law for our perusal , i just cant understand that . To my opinion i think they are using that to e sort money from innocent Ghanaian and other nationals will some one bail me out.

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  3. Aubert Van Sertima says :

    I am British and my wife Ethiopian. In July 2009 I applied for a residence visa for my wife as I had just lost my job in Saudi arabia with British Aerospace and had to come back to the UK. My wife’s application was accepted and was told it could take up to 6 months for the paper work to be completed. It is now over a year that my wife has been staying in the UK with no Passport or ID. I have written numerous letters to the border agency by registered post and still to this day we have received no reply or indication as to when My wife will get her passport back. We had a letter sent to them in March 2010 through our local MP which they replied to. In the letter, they stated that a decision would be made soon. We are now into July and still no response from them. I would like to know what we should do next because the UK Border agency and their complaints department are obviously not going to reply to my letters. We have had to put back our holiday flight bookings twice now because of this and it has cost us 750 pounds to do so. We now have a flight booked for September 2010 and could lose all our money on the ticket if my wife’s visa is not completed before we go away. What can we do to avoid this? Thank you!

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