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Policy paper: Immigration Rules archive: 19 May 2016 to 23 November 2016

This version of the Immigration Rules has been replaced by the current Immigration Rules.

 
Guidance: Free movement rights: family members of British citizens

UK Visas and Immigration guidance on how staff consider applications for a residence card made by a family member of a British citizen in line with the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006.

 
Guidance: EEA family permits: guidance for entry clearance officers

UK Visas and Immigration guidance for entry clearance officers (ECOs) on how to assess and decide applications for EEA family permits made under the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006.

 
Guidance: Implementation of section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 in France

This guidance explains Home Office policy on transferring unaccompanied children who lived in the migrant camp in Calais on or before 24 October 2016 to the UK. It provides information to caseworkers on identifying and assessing children who may be eligible to be transferred to the UK.

It includes:

  • background information
  • eligibility criteria
  • assessment stages
  • information on age assessment
 
Guidance: Priority change of circumstances for sponsors

Guidance about the priority service for Tier 2 and 5 employers sponsoring foreign workers. It gives information about the service and how to apply.

Full guidance on how to submit a change of circumstances request on the sponsorship management system (SMS) can be found in the SMS Manual.

 
Policy paper: A2 English language requirement: statement of intent

This statement of intent sets out how the government intends to implement the new A2 English language requirement.

It is contained in changes to the Immigration Rules laid on 3 November 2016 (HC667), for partners and parents applying to extend their existing leave under Appendix FM from 1 May 2017.

 
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...
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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.

 
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