New UK immigration rules

# 1 min read 10/06/2013

Today, Monday 10 June 2013, a number of minor changes to the Immigration Rules have been published which will come into force on 1 July 2013.

They include:

  • changes to the documents required for approved English language tests
  • clarification that ‘regulated financial institutions’ means those regulated to provide personal savings accounts or student loans
  • more legal courses are now exempt from the time limit on study for Tier 4 student visas; and
    a resident labour market test is not needed for applications for a religious worker (Tier 5) extension

Other changes include:

  • some minor updates and clarifications to the family Immigration Rule changes to the list of financial institutions in Bangladesh and Ghana from which documents can be verified

Tuberculosis screening is now required in more countries including:

  • China
  • Cameroon
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Macau
  • Malawi
  • Morocco
  • Sierra Leone
  • Uganda
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia

For full details of all changes please see the Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules (HC244) and explanatory memorandum on the UKBA website.

(via UKBA Site)

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