Changes to the Immigration Rules (2013)

The Home Office introduced further changes to the Immigration Rules that will come into effect on 1st July 2013.

The changes include:

  • updated list of approved English language tests for the English language requirement including the documents required with the application;
  • clarification regarding maintenance funds, ‘regulated financial institution’ refers to institutions regulated for the purpose of personal savings accounts and/or student loans;
  • further legal courses (Law Conversion Course, the Legal Practice Course, Bar Professional Training Course) are now exempt from the time limit on study for Tier 4 (General) student migrants; and
  • for Tier 5 (religious worker), the resident labour market test is no longer required for extensions.

If you wish to discuss these changes and how they may affect you then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Posted on Jun 09, 2013.


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