Statement of changes in Immigration Rules, HC 2631—analysis
Produced in partnership with Andrew Krisman, Consultant Solicitor
Statement of changes in Immigration Rules, HC 2631—analysis

The following Immigration guidance note Produced in partnership with Andrew Krisman, Consultant Solicitor provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Statement of changes in Immigration Rules, HC 2631—analysis
  • Implementation
  • Definitions
  • Administrative review
  • Appendix EU—EU Settlement Scheme
  • Appendix FM
  • Appendix W
  • Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)
  • Tier 1 (Investor)
  • Tier 2 (General)
  • more

This analysis considers the main changes to the Immigration Rules (the Rules) set out in HC 2631.

HC 2631 was issued on 9 September 2019, along with an Explanatory Memorandum. It covers:

  1. amendments to the EU Settlement Scheme (the Scheme), including:

    1. increasing provision for the family members of European Economic Area (EEA) citizens who have naturalised as British citizens, and of Irish citizens

    2. amendments in relation to the provisions for family members of UK nationals returning from an EEA Member State or Switzerland

    3. permitting an applicant to challenge a decision (by way of administrative review) if their status under the Scheme was cancelled at the border or if they were previously refused entry under the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 (EEA Regulations 2016), SI 2016/1052

    4. reducing the timeframes for making an application for administrative review to seven calendar days from the date of receipt when an applicant is detained

  2. amendments to the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) category, including:

    1. updating the endorsement criteria for Tech Nation (in the field of digital technology) and the Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineering and the British Academy (for humanities and social science applications)

  3. amendments to the Tier 1 (Investor) category, in particular, making further changes related to the deadlines for making applications for extensions and indefinite leave to remain as regards persons granted leave in