The following Immigration guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
This analysis considers the main changes to the Immigration Rules (the Rules) set out in HC 1779.
HC 1779 was published on 11 December 2018 with an Explanatory Memorandum (EM). It covers:
removing the requirement to submit specified documents in relation to absences (exceeding 180 days) due to compelling and compassionate circumstances for settlement applications under the Ancestry route
amendments to the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) category, including:
a four-month additional grant for entry clearance applications
widening the scope of the category to include architects
amendments to the qualifying criteria for endorsement
amendments to Tier 2 of the Points-Based System (PBS), including:
introducing an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate requirement for Tier 2 (ICT) migrants when studying certain ‘sensitive’ courses
updating the wording in the Rules to refer to Find a Job instead of Universal Jobmatch for the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT)
inserting a salary threshold for nurses or midwives in training who are undertaking the Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for Nursing and Midwifery Council registration
widening the circumstances in which a migrant can take unpaid leave for four weeks or more to include strike action
amendments to Tier 4 of the Points-Based System, including:
updated definitions to reflect the current framework and various administrative changes in the Higher Education sector
change to students being sponsored by a higher
**excludes LexisPSL Practice Compliance, Practice Management and Risk and Compliance. To discuss trialling these LexisPSL services please email customer service via our online form. Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK. We may terminate this trial at any time or decide not to give a trial, for any reason. Trial includes one question to LexisAsk during the length of the trial.
To view the latest version of this document and thousands of others like it, sign-in to LexisPSL or register for a free trial.
Existing user? Sign-in
Take a free trial
Take a free trial
0330 161 1234