Changes to the Immigration Rules - July 2013

Monday 10 June 2013, a number of minor changes to the Immigration Rules have been published which will come into force on 1 July 2013.

They include:

  • changes to the documents required for approved English language tests;
  • clarification that 'regulated financial institutions' means those regulated to provide personal savings accounts or student loans;
  • more legal courses are now exempt from the time limit on study for Tier 4 student visas; and
  • a resident labour market test is not needed for applications for a religious worker (Tier 5) extension.

For full details of all changes please see the Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules (HC244) or

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