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Changes to the Immigration Rules

A written ministerial statement has been laid in Parliament outlining a number of changes to the Immigration Rules.

These will come into effect tomorrow (20 July 2012) and have been made following the Supreme Court’s judgment in the cases of Alvi, Munir and Rahman.

Changes to the Immigration Rules set out by the Home Office

The changes will not affect the way we consider applications. They support our ongoing work to simplify the immigration system and ensure that existing policy and guidance is transferred into the Immigration Rules where necessary. It is important that the UK Immigration rules are understood for your visa application and how transitional rules may apply to you.

For full details, please see the Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules (Cm 8423) and the explanatory memorandum on the right side of this page.

If you find you are unsure about the current, previous or transitional immigration rules then seek advice. Your job may depend on the application being approved and your hard work may disappear if you are rejected or refused due to not understanding how the chances to the immigration rules affect you.

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