Thursday, 29 March 2012

New Changes to the Immigration Rules from 6 April 2012

This is a briefing about the current changes to the immigration rules effective from 6th April 2012 (which have now been legislated as it had been laid  in parliament, as of March 2012) 
The main changes are as follows:
  • Implementing the final set of changes to the student visa system that were announced in March 2011, including:
    • Extending the interim limit for sponsors that have applied for educational oversight and Highly Trusted Sponsor status and have not yet been assessed.
    • Introducing limits on the time that can be spent studying at degree level.
    • Tightening work placement restrictions.
  • Closing the Tier 1 (Post-study work) route.
  • Introducing the new Tier 1 (Graduate entrepreneur) route.
  • Introducing new provisions for switching from Tier 1 (Graduate entrepreneur) or Tier 1 (Post-study work) into Tier 1 (Entrepreneur).
  • Renewing the 1000 place limit for Tier 1 (Exceptional talent) for each of the next 2 years.
Please click here to read in detail about all the above and changes to other tiers.


immigration lawyers said...

introducing the time limit would be great change in policy.. good post

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