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News story: Changes to the Immigration Rules

The government announced today, 3 November, changes to the Immigration Rules which will affect applications made on or after 24 November unless stated otherwise.

The main changes are outlined below:

Tier 2

Implement the first of 2 phases of changes to Tier 2, announced by the government in March following a review by the Independent Migration Advisory Committee.

  • Increasing the Tier 2 (General) salary threshold for experienced workers to £25,000, with some exemptions
  • Increasing the Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) salary threshold for short term staff to £30,000
  • Reducing...
Policy paper: Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: HC667, 3 November 2016

This document sets out the specific changes to the Immigration Rules on given dates.

Guidance: Returns preparation

Updated: 'Family separations' updated.

Guidance for Immigration Enforcement officers on how to prepare and arrange for a single person or a family group to be removed from the UK.

It also contains information on decisions to separate family members as a consequence of detention or removal.

Guidance: Points-based system sponsor licensing: sponsorship priority service

UK Visas and Immigration guidance about the Tier 2 and 5 sponsorship priority service for change of circumstances requests.

Statutory guidance: Ending a residential tenancy agreement: draft guidance

It contains details on:

  • when an offence is committed
  • some of the factors which would be considered appropriate as reasonable steps to end a residential tenancy agreement involving an occupier who is disqualified from renting as a result of their immigration status
  • what timescales would be considered reasonable in taking these steps
Guidance: Litigation debt

UK Visas and Immigration guidance for dealing with situations where an applicant for entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain owes a litigation debt to the Home Office.

News story: Unaccompanied minors arrive in UK ahead of Calais camp clearance

The first group of unaccompanied children have arrived in the UK from Calais today (17 October), following the Home Secretary’s pledge to transfer as many minors as possible before the camp is cleared.

The group, aged 14 to 17, were transported across the Channel this morning. They will be screened and processed by the Home Office, before being reunited with their families in the coming days.

More children are due to arrive from France over the next few days and weeks under the Dublin regulation mechanism.

Separately, Home Office officials are working with French authorities, NGOs and ...

Guidance: Processing ACRO referrals in criminal casework

UK Visas and Immigration guidance on how cases involving foreign nationals with overseas convictions are referred from the ACRO to criminal casework and how they are then managed and considered for deportation action.

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