16-09-09 – Test English News

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13-09-09 – New changes in PBS (Sept. 2009)

The UKBA has announced several changes in the requirements and the procedure of the following applications that will be applicable from 01st of Oct. 2009: I    Representatives of Overseas Business Category:1. Sole RepresentativesFrom 01st of Oct. 2009, Sole Representatives of overseas companies would be required to pass an English language test in line with the language requirement for working in the UK under Tier 2 of the PBS i.e. at least 4.0 in IELTS. They would also be given initial leave for 3 years that could be extended for further 2 years. 2. Representatives of Overseas...

08-09-09 – Proposed changes to Tier 2 of the Points-Based System

Following the recent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report on the workings of Tier 2, and the subsequent UK Border Agency press release on the 19th August, it seems that the Government is set to make significant changes to the rules and regulations governing Tier 2 of the Points-Based System (PBS). Firstly, the MAC report recommends that, in the current, difficult economic climate, it would be beneficial to the UK labour force to have improved access to the skilled jobs for which Tier 2 certificates of sponsorship are issued. As a consequence, all skilled vacancies will have to be adv...

10-08-09 – The UKBA has announced several changes in the requirements and the procedure that the applications would be considered

 The UKBA has announced several changes in the requirements and the procedure that the applications for Tier 2, Tier 4 and Tier 5 would be considered. Tier 4 (Students): From 21st of Aug. 2009, all students (regardless of age) will be able to make use of the bank statements of their parents in order to satisfy the maintenance requirements. Presently only child students are allowed to provide bank statements of their parents for this purpose. This will definitely make life easier for those students who find it difficult to satisfy the immigration rules under the PBS. Tier 2: • ...