New UKBA Visa Application Forms (From July 2013)

On 27 June 2013, the UK Border Agency announced that they were making changes to some of their application forms. They have now published new versions of the application forms for use on or after 1 July 2013.

UK Visa applicants already in the UK

  • Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent);
  • Tier 1 (Investor);
  • Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur);
  • Tier 1 (General);
  • Tier 2 (Priority);
  • Tier 2 (Priority Dependant);
  • Tier 2 (Main Applicant);
  • Tier 4 (General);
  • Tier 5 (Temporary Worker);
  • PBS Dependant application form for dependants of Tier 1, 2 and 5 migrants; and
  • PBS Dependant application form for dependants of Tier 4 migrants.

UK Visa applicants in or outside the UK

  • Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Endorsement.

Leave to Remain or European Document Applications

  • BR1 (registration certificate);
  • BR2 (highly skilled);
  • BR3 (accession worker card);
  • BR4 (family accession worker card);
  • BR5 (residence card);
  • BR6 (family member residence card);
  • CR1 (blue or yellow registration certificate);
  • CR2 (highly skilled);
  • CR3 (purple registration certificate);
  • CR4 (residence card);
  • CR5 (family member residence stamp);
  • EEA1 (registration certificate);
  • EEA2 (residence card);
  • EEA3 (permanent residence); and
  • EEA4 (permanent residence).

Using the New UKBA Application forms

Applicants should use the new forms if applying on or after 1 July 2013 for leave to remain or European documents. However, the UK Border Agency will continue to accept applications made on previous versions of these forms up to and including 22 July 2013.

The UK Border Agency have stated that if you have submitted an application for leave to remain on or after 1 July 2013, they will consider it under the revised Immigration Rules which take effect on 1 July 2013 regardless of which version of the form you use.

Applications submitted on or after 1 July (other than on the BR2, BR3 or BR4) must be accompanied by the new fee. The UK Border Agency will not accept applications submitted with the incorrect fee.

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