November 2016 Entries

Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: HC667, 3 November 2016

Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules HC667 was laid out on the 3rd November 2016.The more significant changes are to Tier 2 skileld workers, for whom the minimum salary level is increased, to Tier 4, the introduction of a new English language requirement for family immigration and the abolition of the 28 day grace period for making out of time immigration applications. Some of the main substantive changes are outlined in an accompanying press release: Tier 2 Implement the first of 2 phases of changes to Tier 2, announced by the government in March following a review by the Independent Migration Advisory...