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Guidance: UK ancestry

Updated: Updated guidance.

UK Visas and Immigration guidance for how decisions are made about applications from Commonwealth citizens to work in the UK because they have a grandparent born in the UK.

 
Employers: Sponsor management system and points calculator - brief outages on 14 July

10 July 2013

The following services will be unavailable between 01:00 and 03:00 on Sunday 14 July whilst we carry out essential maintenance work:

  • sponsorship management system;
  • sponsorship application; and
  • online points calculator.

Users will be disconnected, may lose any unsaved changes and will need to log in again after the brief outage.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Applicants: Sponsor management system and points calculator - brief outages on 14 July

10 July 2013

The following services will be unavailable between 01:00 and 03:00 on Sunday 14 July whilst we carry out essential maintenance work:

  • sponsorship management system;
  • sponsorship application; and
  • online points calculator.

Users will be disconnected, may lose any unsaved changes and will need to log in again after the brief outage.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Employers: Educational oversight registration for new applications opens 1 August to 30 September 2013

09 July 2013

Education providers in England and Wales who want to obtain educational oversight as part of an application to join the Tier 4 sponsor register will be able to between 1 August and 30 September 2013.

As a new applicant you must have established a track record of at least 1 year of teaching before applying for educational oversight.

Full assessments of new applicants will begin in 2014, and will start the sponsor's 4 year educational oversight cycle. This process repeats annually to allow new sponsors to join the register.

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Applicants: Sponsor management system (SMS) upgrade – premium customer service application functions now available

08 July 2013

Tier 2 or 5 licensed sponsors can now apply for premium customer service using the sponsorship management system (SMS). If you are an existing premium service customers, you can view the contact details of your licence and senior account managers on the 'premium service contact details' screen.

You can also apply to renew your premium customer service on the 'licence summary' screen. You can only apply to renew your premium customer service from the renewal opening date, which is displayed on the 'licence summary screen'.

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Applicants: Points calculator and sponsor management system unavailable 6 - 7 July

05 July 2013

Our sponsor management system and points calculator will be unavailable between 18:00 Saturday 06 July and 13:00 Sunday 07 July. We will be carrying out essential maintenance work on these services.

During this time the following systems will be unavailable:

  • sponsorship management system;
  • sponsorship application; and
  • online points calculator

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Applicants: Minimum income threshold for family migrants

05 July 2013

Today, 5 July 2013, the High Court handed down its judgment in a Judicial Review of the minimum income threshold for spouses/partners and children applying in the family route.

The Home Office has paused decision-making on some spouse/partner and child settlement visa and leave to remain applications to enable us to consider the implications of the judgment.

A Home Office spokesperson said:

'Our family changes were brought in to make sure that spouses coming to live in the UK would not become reliant on the ta...

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Guidance: Prepare appeal

Updated: Guidance document updated.

UK Visas and Immigration modernised guidance about how it prepares a case after an appeal is lodged.

 
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