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Tier 2 and 5 applications will move online from 14 February 2012

Summary:

Changes to the Immigration Rules have today been laid before Parliament that will enable applicants applying under Tier 2 and 5 and their dependants who are in the UK to apply online for permission to stay (further leave to remain) in the UK. This service will be launched on 14 February 2012.

Date of Publication:
19 January 2012

Tier 2 and 5 applications will move online from 14 February 2012

19 January 2012 

Changes to the Immigration Rules have today been laid before Parliament that will enable applicants applying under Tier 2 and 5 and their dependants who are in the UK to apply online for permission to stay (further leave to remain) in the UK

This service will be launched on 14 February 2012.

If you want to apply online you should complete the online application form, make an online payment and if you want to use our premium service, make an online booking for an appointment at a public enquiry office.

Immigration rule changes made today to enable online applications

In order for your application to be valid you will need to meet the following requirements:

If you are applying under the non-premium postal route, you must:

  • submit any required supporting documents specified as mandatory within 15 working days; and
  • book and attend an appointment at a public enquiry office to provide biometric information. You must attend this appointment by the date we request you to.

If applying under the premium route:

  • you must attend an appointment at a public enquiry office to submit any required supporting documents specified as mandatory, and enrol your biometric information when requested, within 45 working days.

If any of the above requirements are not met, your application will be rejected.

Date of application

Your application date will be the date when you submit your online application using our website.

Application fee

Your application fee will be the fee that is in place on the date when you submit your application online. You will not pay a different fee if the fee changes between the date when you submit your application online and the date when you are required to submit your documents or attend an appointment at the public enquiry office.

You can find the statement of changes (HC 1733) in our statement of changes section.