Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, HC 1025—analysis
Produced in partnership with Gillian McCall of Richmond Chambers
Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, HC 1025—analysis

The following Immigration practice note Produced in partnership with Gillian McCall of Richmond Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, HC 1025—analysis
  • Implementation
  • Definitions
  • Validity of applications for leave to remain
  • Requirement to provide specified evidence of nationality and identity
  • Single opportunity to correct an invalid application
  • Determination of date of application for leave to remain
  • Withdrawn application for leave to remain
  • Administrative review
  • Specified forms and procedures: venue
  • More...

This analysis covers the main changes to the Immigration Rules (the Rules) set out in HC 1025 that are likely to be of most interest to business immigration advisers.

HC 1025 was issued on 26 February 2015, along with an Explanatory Memorandum (EM), and covers a wide range of changes. These include, but are by no means limited to:

  1. a substantial restructuring of the Rules for visitors

  2. the extension of the administrative review (AR) procedure in parallel with the second and third phases of implementation of the new Immigration Act 2014 appeals regime—so as to cover entry clearance (EC) and on-arrival eligible decisions

  3. a significant revision of the requirements for maintaining investments in the Tier 1 (Investor) category in response to concerns raised by financial institutions and immigration lawyers about the previous changes set out in HC 693 which had come into force on 6 November 2014

This Practice Note also covers the restriction on Syrian citizens or nationals using the Transit Without Visa Scheme introduced in HC 1116 which was issued on 16 March 2015.

It is possible to navigate to specific topics quickly using the Contents bar at the bottom of the page.

This Practice Note was written by the Lexis®PSL Immigration team, in partnership with Gillian McCall, pupil barrister at Richmond Chambers, who contributed the commentary on changes to the Tier 1 categories.

Implementation

The implementation provisions

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