UK Immigration Cap to be introduced on Monday 19 July 2010 - Tier 1 Visas and Tier 2 Visas Affected

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15 July 2010

This is a reminder to everyone that the UK immigration cap that will affect Tier 1 visas and Tier 2 visas will come into effect next Monday. The interim cap will be introduced on 19 July 2010 ahead of the long term cap to be introduced in April 2011. There is hardly any time left to submit your application if you wish to come under the current immigration rules. You will see further details of the interim cap below:

Tier 2 Visas Interim Cap Details:

Tier 1 Visas Interim Cap Details:

Full details can be found in our previous news report. Briefly the following changes will occur from Monday 19 July 2010:

There will overall be a five percent reduction in the number of workers allowed entry to the UK with 24,100 visas to be issued from 19 May 2010 to April 2011. There has already been a surge in visa applications being made before the 19 July 2010 immigration limit. It remains to be seen what will happen after 19 May 2010.