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The Immigration Minister, Damian Green, has today confirmed important changes to the Immigration Rules will come into effect on 6 April.

Immigration Rule changes will affect migrants coming to the UK under the following routes of the points-based system:

  • Tier 1 – high-value migrants.
  • Tier 2 – skilled workers, including: new arrangements for students switching into Tier 2 and confirmation that the limit for non-EU skilled workers allowed into the UK will remain at 20,700 for the next 2 years.
  • Tier 4 – students.
  • Tier 5 – temporary workers.

The government is also increasing from 6 April, the funds that applicants will need to provide evidence of, in order to meet the maintenance requirements for Tier 4 and Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme).

Changes to the level of funds needed for applicants in Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 5 (Temporary worker) will come into effect on 14 June.

Changes are also being made to:

  • Curtailment (cutting short the leave you have if you fail to start, or have ceased your work or study).
  • The visitor rules, with the creation of a new visitor route for permitted paid engagements to allow a small group of professionals, artists, entertainers and sportspersons who are to come to the UK to undertake short-term remunerated activities, for up to 1 month without formal sponsorship.
  • The overseas domestic worker routes.
  • The extension of leave to remain, so that Tier 2 migrants can now extend for a further 3 years, to take their stay up to a maximum of 6 years in total.

A more detailed summary of the changes can be found in the UK Border Agency website.

See also:

Immigration Rule changes to Tier 2 working visas

500,000 new UK job opportunities for young people

Pret A Manger to create 550 new UK jobs

Employment restrictions for Bulgarians and Romanians extended until end of 2013

How Romanians and Bulgarians working illegally without Yellow Card or papers can legalise their status in the UK

Immigrant skilled workers ‘essential to London economy’

Yellow or Blue Card Refused – Appeal or Reapply?

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For more information call Joanna on 0208 207 1020 or email info@majesticcollege.org

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  40. If government is to be relevant anymore, then it must start doing what the native people want and be less fearful of a few big businesses that will probably start winging that there supply of cheap labour is affected.
    All the parties seem weak and inept to do anything to stop this mass influx of people to our country. This can only result in trouble for everyone if the numbers are not reversed, i don’t want this country to be taken over by skin head morons which could happen.

  41. jonathan ramirez says :

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