The Government announced the following changes on 3 November
The following changes will affect all certificates of
sponsorship assigned by Tier 2 sponsors on or after 24 November
Increasing the Tier 2 (General)
salary threshold for experienced workers to £25,000, with
Increasing the Tier 2 (Intra-Company
Transfer) salary threshold for short term staff to
Reducing the Tier 2 (Intra-Company
Transfer) graduate trainee salary threshold to £23,000 and
increasing the number of places to 20 per company per year.
Closing the Tier 2 (Intra Company
Transfer) skills transfer sub-category.
The Government has not yet announced a date from which intra
company transfer migrants will be liable for the immigration health
The Government has introduced a new English language requirement
for non-EEA partners and parents. This affects those applying to
extend their stay after 2.5 years in the UK on a five year route to
settlement under Appendix FM (Family Member) of the Immigration
Rules (introduced in July 2012).
The new requirement will apply to partners and parents whose
current leave under the family Immigration Rules is due to expire
on or after 1 May 2017.
The English language requirement applies to most immigration
applications. This includes those seeking to enter the UK for
employment under the points based system, and students seeking to
enter the UK under Tier 4 of the points based system.
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