Changes to the Immigration Rules

By 17th March 2017Immigration Rules

17 March 2017

Changes to the Immigration Rules have just been published – all 269 pages of them!  They come into effect on 06 April 2017.

We haven’t had time to go through them all yet, but most of the changes appear to be to do with Tier 2 and Tier 4.  One important thing to note, however, is that the length of time for which you can stay in the UK after your visa expires is coming down from 90 days to 30 days – after that you will face a mandatory ban on returning (unless your application is based on your relationship with a settled person).