12 Jun New Immigration Rules!
On 10 June 2013, the Home Office announced a number of changes to the Immigration Rules, which will come into force on 1 July 2013.
- 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 Rules;
- 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:
- Hong Kong;
- Sierra Leone;
- Vietnam; and
If you have any concerns regarding these changes, please contact Migra & Co for legal advice.