Announcement: Immigration Tracker (Beta) Now Live
We're pleased to announce the beta launch of the immigration application tracker. The tool can be used to track the various types of applications you undergo throughout your immigration process and can be edited/updated anytime by the member who created the record in the database.

Let's start making sense out of the UK immigration process. Add your immigration details here and provide us with feedback on how we can make it better.

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Tier 1 (General) to close overseas and new interim limit set for Tier 2 (General)

Dec 20 2010 11:59 PM | Tony in UKBA News & Updates

The UK Border Agency has announced that it will stop accepting Tier 1 (General) applications made overseas from 00:01 on 23 December 2010. This is to ensure that we do not exceed the limit set by the government for issued Tier 1 (General) applications...

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Extended student visitor visa for migrants studying English language courses

Dec 12 2010 11:59 PM | Tony in UKBA News & Updates

From 10 January 2011, English language students wishing to attend exclusively English language courses will be able to apply for a student visitor visa allowing them to stay for up to 11 months. The extended student visitor visa will only be available...

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New version of EEA4 application form

Nov 26 2010 11:59 PM | Tony in UKBA News & Updates

The UK Border Agency has published a new version of application form EEA4. This form can be used by the nationals of countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) to apply for permanent residence in the UK, if they are the family members of EEA na...

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November limit is reached for Tier 1 (General) applications from abroad

Nov 10 2010 11:59 PM | Tony in UKBA News & Updates

On 19 July 2010, the UK government introduced a limit on the number of initial applications that can be issued under Tier 1 (General) of the points-based system until 31 March 2011. The limit does not affect applications from dependents or applications...

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Theresa May vows to restore public confidence in immigration system

Nov 07 2010 11:59 PM | Tony in UKBA News & Updates

In her first major speech on immigration, the Home Secretary has committed to shaking up government policy, managing numbers in the economy's interest, and ensuring that only the brightest and the best can come to the UK.

Speaking to an aud...

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New requirement for Tier 1 and Tier 2 applicants submitting postgraduate certificates or diplomas

Oct 14 2010 11:59 PM | Tony in UKBA News & Updates

From 12 October 2010, the UK Border Agency has introduced a new requirement for applications to work in the UK under Tier 1 (General), Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) or any Tier 2 category of the points-based system.

If you are submitting a postgr...

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New versions of application forms and guidance for points-based system applicants

Aug 06 2010 11:59 PM | Tony in UKBA News & Updates

On 30 July 2010, the UK Border Agency published new versions of the following application forms under the points-based system:

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)Tier 1 (Investor)Tier 1 (Post-study work)Tier 2 (all categories)Tier 4 (Child)Tier 5 (Tempor...

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Supreme Court judgement on failed asylum seekers

Jul 27 2010 11:59 PM | Tony in UKBA News & Updates

Today the Supreme Court ruled that Article 11 of the EU Reception Conditions Directive should apply in some circumstances to failed asylum seekers who have exhausted their appeal rights. Specifically, this means that failed asylum seekers who have made...

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Language Tests For Settlement Applicants - date finally announced

Jul 27 2010 11:59 PM | Tony in UKBA News & Updates

In June 2010 the government announced plans to introduce compulsory English language tests for all non-European migrants applying to come to the UK to join or marry their settled partner.

Today the UK Border Agency announced that these plans...

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Secure English language tests to be introduced for Tier 4 students

Jul 21 2010 11:59 PM | Tony in UKBA News & Updates

On 12 August 2010 the UK Border Agency will implement secure English language tests for students under Tier 4 (General) of the points-based system.

If a Tier 4 (General) student will be studying a course that is below NQF Level 6 (except a F...

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Changes to Tier 4 of the points-based system

Jul 21 2010 11:59 PM | Tony in UKBA News & Updates

The UK Border Agency is making a series of important changes to the student tier (Tier 4) of the points-based system.

Level of English language study
Following the judgment made in the Judicial Review case brought by English UK, we have...

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New fee for the reconsideration of naturalisation and citizenship applications

Jul 16 2010 08:55 AM | Tony in UKBA News & Updates

From 1 September 2010, the UKBA will introduce a fee of £100 to reconsider applications for naturalisation and British citizenship that have been refused.

Regulation 33 of the Immigration and Nationality (Cost Recovery Fees) Regulations 2010...

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