Immigration rule changes - November 2016

On 3 November 2016, the UK Government announced changes to the UK Immigration Rules, the majority of which are due to come into effect on 24 November 2016.

These new Rules will mainly affect the Tier 2 immigration category and the Family and Private Life immigration routes. They will also have an impact on in-country extension applications in all visa categories, in that, if a migrant submits an application which is incomplete and / or is filed after their UK immigration status has expired, this could have serious, irreversible consequences on the migrant’s current and any future UK immigration applications.