Biometric Residence Permit rollout

The UKBA has announced that, with effect from 29 February 2012, all applicants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) applying to stay in the UK for more than 6 months will have to register their biometric information (fingerprints and digital facial image). Successful applicants will be issued a Biometric Residence Permit as evidence of their immigration status and entitlements in the UK.

The following guidance may also be helpful:

 
From 31 May 2012, a new automated online checking service will be launched which will allow quick and easy checks on permits, the holder’s identity and their right to work.

Proposed changes to the Points Based System with effect from 6 April 2012

The government has announced that it intends to introduce a number of changes to the Points Based System with effect from 6 April 2012.

The following summarises the details available to date. As further information is made available we will provide further updates.