More changes to the Immigration Rules

By 14th March 2016Immigration Rules

14 March 2016

Changes to the Immigration Rules, effective 06 April 2016, were announced on Friday.  There are a number of changes coming in, but of particular significance are:

  • Outstanding debts to the NHS of £500 or more will lead to an application for entry clearance being refused (this is £500 less than the current rule, of refusal if the debt is £1,000 or more)
  • Further tightening of the Tier 4 rules
  • Changes to the evidence required to show that the financial requirements are met for self-employed people
  • Increasing the reasons why a partner visa can be refused because of previous character and conduct