February 2012 Entries

New student rules to come into effect from 6 April 2012

New student rules will come into effect from 6 April 2012 as annouced by Immigration Minister Damian Green . Students can currently work in the UK for 2 years after their studies have finished, under the Tier 1 (Post-study work) (PSW) route. But from 6 April, a more selective system will come into effect so only the most talented international graduates can apply to stay in the UK for work purposes. Only those who graduate from a university, and have an offer of a skilled job at a salary of at least £20,000 (or more in some cases) from a reputable employer...

Changes have been made to Tier 1 Application Requirements

Changes have today 13 February 2012 been made to Tier 1 Application Requirements. The guidance notes for all Tier 1 categories have been revised by the UKBA. Changes have been made to the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) application form for use by applicants who are already in the UK. The policy guidance in all Tier 1 categories have been revised to include a paragraph about the circumstances when UKBA will contact applicants about missing or incorrect documents. The Tier 1 (General) policy guidance also includes a change to the list of governing bodies for accountants. The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) application form and policy guidance have been revised to allow applicants...