UK Immigration Rule Changes

1 July 2013

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UK Immigration Rule Changes


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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:

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

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:

[list_item icon=”ss-fastforward”]China (settlement applications only);[/list_item]
[list_item icon=”ss-fastforward”]Ethiopia;[/list_item]
[list_item icon=”ss-fastforward”]Gambia;[/list_item]
[list_item icon=”ss-fastforward”]Hong Kong (settlement applications only);[/list_item]
[list_item icon=”ss-fastforward”]Indonesia;[/list_item]
[list_item icon=”ss-fastforward”]Macau (settlement applications only);[/list_item]
[list_item icon=”ss-fastforward”]Malawi;[/list_item]
[list_item icon=”ss-fastforward”]Morocco;[/list_item]
[list_item icon=”ss-fastforward”]Sierra Leone;[/list_item]
[list_item icon=”ss-fastforward”]Uganda;[/list_item]
[list_item icon=”ss-fastforward”]Vietnam; and[/list_item]
[list_item icon=”ss-fastforward”]Zambia.[/list_item]

(via UKBA Site)