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UKBA: Tier 1 changes announced today

Organization: 
Home Office UK Border Agency
Date of Publication: 
18 July 2011
Summary: 

The Home Office announces changes to Tier 1 (Post-study work) of the points-based system

Note: The following is a Home Office UK Border Agency press release

Tier 1 changes announced today

18 July 2011

We have published new versions of the application form and policy guidance for Tier 1 (Post-study work) of the points-based system, for applications made on or after today.

If you are a trainee doctor on a Foundation Programme with permission to stay in the UK under Tier 4, you can now switch into Tier 1 (Post-study work) up to 1 month before the date when your programme ends.

You can download the new versions of the form and guidance from the right side of this page. You should use the new form with immediate effect. However, we will continue to accept applications made on the previous version of the application form until 9 August 2011.

This change has also been reflected in the policy guidance for Tier 2. You can download the revised guidance from the right side of this page.

For details of all the changes made to the documents above, see the change tables on the right side of this page.

Also today, a statement of changes to the Immigration Rules has been laid in Parliament. This statement sets out more details of how the Tier 1 (Exceptional talent) category will operate. You can find the statement (HC 1436) in the Immigration Rules section.

We have now updated the Tier 1 (Exceptional talent) section with revised policy guidance, the criteria to be applied by our designated competent bodies, and the code of practice for the designated competent bodies.

Tier 1 (Post-study work) application form - for applications made inside the UK

Tier 1 (Post-study work) application form PDF 1.0MB

Photograph guidance PDF 325KB

Tier 1 (Post-study work) guidance

Tier 1 (Post-study work) policy guidance PDF 354KB

Table of changes for Tier 1 (PSW) policy guidance PDF 11KB

Tier 2 - for applications made inside the UK

Tier 2 application form PDF 1.0MB

Tier 2 policy guidance PDF 661KB

Table of changes for Tier 2 policy guidance PDF 54KB