Since 12 November 2015, applicants who submit their application for consideration via the Premium Service Centre, can only now submit applications online, as the paper application form will be removed from the gov.uk website. The completed online application must be send off to the Home Office afterwards.
The above will also apply to Tier 2 Dependants, the paper form will be removed and substituted by the online service. In respect of Tier 1 and Tier 5 dependants, the paper format application will remain as it was.
A host of changes to the immigration rules came into force on 22 November 2012. They include the following:
If any of these rule changes affect you please do not hesitate to contact us for immigration advice.
In surprising news the UK Border Agency apologised for an error they made in regards to our client’s application and reversed their decision without the need for an appeal and court fees. They wrongly refused the company’s Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship for spurious reasons in October 2012 which our Senior Solicitor furiously contested. The caseworker was then left red-faced when our client received an email from the UK Border Agency confirming the decision had been made in error. This sets a good precedent for consistency in Tier 2 decisions and demonstrates our proven track record of obtaining Tier 2 Sponsor licences for our corporate clients.