The Home Office has
laid before parliament a package of changes to the
Immigration Rules. Most of these changes affect
applications made on or after 19 November 2015, and
are outlined below:
Not allowing EU
nationals to make asylum claims, unless exceptional
circumstances in which refugee status will be
leave and naturalisation applicants, who normally
rely on an English language qualification, take a
Secure English Language Test.
The introduction of
the £35k minimum earnings threshold for Tier 2
settlement, which will come into force on 6 April
Tier 1 (Exceptional
Talent) of the Points Based System
Tiers 2 and 5 of the
Points Based System
Adding nurses and four
digital technology jobs to the Tier 2 Shortage
Changes to clarify the
charity worker rules for sponsors and applicants.
Setting the annual
allocation of places available under the Youth
Mobility Scheme for 2016.
Minor amendments to
the list of Government Authorised Exchange Schemes.
Information provided by Home Office Communications.