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  • English Language Requirement
    12 May 2015
    On 6 April 2015 the Home Office introduced new English Language Requirement for migrants, who submit their applications inside or outside the UK.
  • Biometric Residence Permit – International Rollout Schedule
    30 April 2015
    On 2 February 2015, the Home Office announced new regulations, outlining new requirement for non-EEA nationals, seeking permission from the abroad to enter the UK for more than six month, to apply for a Biometric Residence Card (BRP).
  • Where to apply?
    28 April 2015
    On 24 April 2015 the Home Office published an up-to-date guidance on where a prospective migrant should submit a visa application to the UK.
  • Documents’ check when leaving the UK
    22 April 2015
    On 8 April 2015 the UK government introduced new exit checks, which are meant to target migrants, who have overstayed their visas and are in the UK illegally. New system will allegedly improve national security by helping the police and security services track the movements of known or suspected criminals and terrorists. The information collected through the checks will help the Home Office to obtain a more comprehensive picture of the migrants, entering and leaving the UK.
  • Switching from Tier 1 General route
    13 April 2015
    According to the recent changes to the Immigration Rules, as of 6 April 2015 Tier 1 General Migrants can no longer extend their current leave under this Scheme. In addition applicants, who wish to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK, must submit an application on or before 5 April 2018.
  • Biometric enrolment – new requirements
    01 April 2015
    On 6 April 2015 the Home Office will introduce biometric enrolment for non-EEA nationals applying for a residence card, derivative residence card or permanent residence card and applicants registering or naturalising as a British Citizen.
  • New requirement of paying NHS surcharge
    26 March 2015
    On 19 March 2015 the Home Office announced a new requirement, which will apply to migrants, who are coming to work, study or join family members and also to those, who wishing to extend their existing limited leave to remain in the UK, in order to make sure that the migrants make a proper financial contribution to the cost of their NHS care.
  • Annual allocation of the COS certificates
    03 March 2015
    When applying for a sponsorship licence, a potential sponsor should estimate the number of CoS certificates, which might be assigned in the first year. A sponsor can only request “unrestricted” CoS for migrants, who already working under the Tier 2 General category or Work Permit and will need to extend their stay in the UK, or for the migrants with an annual salary of at least £153,500 or who are allowed to switch in the UK.
  • Important changes to the Immigration Rules
    02 March 2015
    On 26 February 2015, the Home Office published a new Statement of Changes, which might have a significant impact on the current Immigration Rules as explained in the paragraphs below.
  • UKVI fees - significant changes
    20 February 2015
    The Home Office has just announced the indicative charges of the UKVI fees for the year 2015/16, which will increase the fees for most visa categories.

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