8 December 2010 'Apply online' will be unavailable this evening
Our 'Apply online' tool will be unavailable from 21:00 until 23:30 on Wednesday 8 December for maintenance.
7 December 2010 Arrangements for the January exceptional consideration panel
Sponsors submitting a request for an initial or additional allocation of Certificates of Sponsorship for consideration at the January panel should be aware that due to the holiday period the panel will convene on 7 January 2011.
The limit for PBS Tier 1 (General) applications has been reached for December 2010.
The online booking system is now available following an up-grade.
On Saturday 27 November we will temporarily suspend access to the sms, online sponsor application and the points-based calculator.
In April 2011, the government will impose an annual limit on the number of migrants who can come to the UK under the skilled and highly skilled routes of the points-based system.
A raft of new measures will strictly control the numbers that can come to the UK and work from outside Europe, the Home Secretary announced today.
The UK Border Agency has today published revised policy guidance for applicants under the points-based system whose applications were refused solely because they did not meet the maintenance (funds) requirement.
The UK Border Agency has published new versions of application forms for many temporary and permanent migration routes.
Our 'Apply online' system is now available again, following the resolution of technical problems.