Immigration policy

Information and updates about the UK’s immigration policy.

Latest updates about policy changes, and accompanying impact assessments and equality impact assessments are available below.

The UK Border Agency is responsible for putting immigration policy into action through its operational activities, such as making decisions on visa applications. It does this through the Immigration rules which it maintains and uses to create guidance for applicants and its staff.

Latest on this topic

  • Changes affecting Tier 2
    Information on changes to Tier 2, the route for non-EEA workers with an offer of a skilled job in the UK.
    Published 4 April 2012

Further information

The Immigration rules, statements of changes to the rules and explanatory memoranda for those changes are available on the UK Border Agency website.

Immigration policy and law information from before July 2011 is available on the UK Border Agency website.

Passport, visa and immigration applications

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