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This analysis covers the main changes to the Immigration Rules that are set out in the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 244 (HC 244). The changes take effect from 1 July 2013 and will be applied to all applications decided on or after this date, unless otherwise stated.
References to HC 1039 are to the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 1039 (HC 1039), which largely came into force on 6 April 2013. Many of the changes in HC 244 are being made to correct errors in HC 1039.
The Immigration Rules, Appendix O sets out a list of English-language tests approved for the purposes of meeting English-language requirements for limited leave to enter or remain under the Immigration Rules.
Appendix O has been replaced in its entirety and the new version relates to English-language tests that are approved by the Home Office (such tests were previously approved by the UK Border Agency prior to its dissolution). The new version includes a number of instances in which no documents are required for submission as part of the application, due to the Home Office being able to verify the results with some English-language test providers online. The result is, curiously, that a specified document may be no document at all. It also
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