Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, HC 693—analysis [Archived]
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Last updated on 16/10/2019

The following Immigration practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, HC 693—analysis [Archived]
  • Implementation
  • Definitions
  • Definition of 'overstayed' and 'overstaying'
  • Definitions affecting family applications under Part 8 and Appendix FM
  • Administrative review of in-country decisions in Tier 4 (General), Tier 4 (Child) and Tier 4 dependant applications
  • Validity of immigration applications
  • General visitors
  • Business visitors
  • Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)
  • More...

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, HC 693—analysis [Archived]

This analysis covers the main changes to the Immigration Rules (the Rules) set out in HC 693 that are likely to be of most interest to business immigration advisers. It is possible to navigate to specific topics quickly using the Contents bar at the bottom of the page.

HC 693 was issued on 16 October 2014 and covers a wide range of new measures including:

  1. the introduction of new procedural rules and Appendix AR, which covers the administrative review (AR) procedure which replaces appeal rights for Tier 4 students and their family members, who have not made a human rights or protection claim

  2. substantive changes to the Tier 1 (Investor) category, further to the government's consideration of a related report from the Migration Advisory Committee which was published earlier in the year

  3. what many commentators are calling the 'final death knell' of the Points-Based System (PBS), with the introduction of genuineness and related subjective tests into various of the remaining PBS categories that were previously unaffected

  4. specific provisions to deal with suspected fraud in relation to English-language testing in relation to applications for limited leave under Appendix FM and Part 8 and for settlement where Appendix KoLL applies (where there is also a similar provision in relation to the Life in the UK test)

  5. numerous minor technical amendments

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What does Immigration Rules mean?

Statements contained in House of Commons or Command Papers setting out the practice to be followed in the administration of the Immigration Act 1971 for regulating the entry into and stay in the United Kingdom of those who do not have the right of abode (including the period for which leave is given and the conditions attached in different circumstances).

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