Changes to settlement requirements for Tier 2 migrants and Work Permit holders

From 31 October 2011, there are now additional changes to the Immigration Rules.  Previously the UKBA amended the Immigration Rules to introduce a salary requirement for settlement applications made by work permit holders and migrants under Tier 2 of the points-based system.

Summary of changes

Under the new rules these applications must now include written confirmation from an applicant’s employer or sponsor that they are being paid at or above the appropriate rate for their job as set out in the Tier 2 codes of practice.

Work permit holders and Tier 2 migrants will now need to provide specified documents to confirm that they are being paid at or above the appropriate rate for their job. This requirement will be in addition to the employer’s confirmation.

What you should do

Our legal experts are fully up to date with the latest changes to the Immigration Rules, they will be able to explain how this rule change may affect you and will be able to guide you further on the types of documents to provide in order to make a successful application.

Our Immigration Experts are able to give specialist legal information and advice in this area of law. To contact one of our Solicitors or Barristers please click here or call 0845 8622 529.

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