Tier 1 Visa Cap Reinstated

Yesterday we reported that the temporary cap on Tier 1 (General) and Tier 2 (General) had been deemed unlawful by the UK High Court. Unfortunately, this ruling has been nullified by this morning’s sitting of parliament.

The Immigration minister, Damian Green, laid policy before parliament today to reinstate the cap on Tier 1 (General) visas from outside the UK. This policy has already received approval, and Tier 1 (General) applications made outside the UK will cease to be accepted from 23 December 2010.

This means that no more applications for Tier 1 (General) will be accepted from outside the UK on or after 23 December 2010. Applications for Tier 1 (General) made by those who reside in the UK with a current visa category which permits ‘switching’ into Tier 1 (General) will remain open until 05 April 2011.

Should you wish to assess your eligibility for another UK visa or immigration category, please click on the below link for a free assessment:

FREE 1st Contact UK Visa Assessment

We are sorry to be the bearers of bad news.

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  • TheDude


    Tier 1 will close by 22 Dec 2010 day end. You have erroneously reported it to be on or before 23 Dec 2010