UK Immigration Rule Changes

# 1 min read 01/07/2013

UK Immigration Rule Changes

As previously announced a number of minor changes to the UK Immigration Rules come into effect today, Monday 1 July 2013.

These changes centre around work, student and settlement rules and include:

  • changes to the documents required for approved English language tests
  • updates to the lists of financial institutions in Bangladesh and Ghana from which documents can be verified
  • adjustments to the resident labour market test exemption for supernumerary researchers in Tier 2 (General)
  • no longer requiring a resident labour market test for religious worker (Tier 4) extension applications
  • more legal courses to be exempt from the time-limit on study for Tier 4 student visa applicants.

There are also some minor updates and clarifications to the family immigration rules as well as changes meaning TB screening is now required in the following countries:

  • China (settlement applications only)
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Hong Kong (settlement applications only)
  • Indonesia
  • Macau (settlement applications only
  • Malawi
  • Morocco
  • Sierra
  • Uganda
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia

(via UKBA Site)

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