Immigration Rules - changes

  • amendments to the administrative review procedure, including:
    • introducing a requirement for applications for administrative review to be made online, if the initial application for leave was also made online
    • permitting hard-copy applications for administrative review if the initial application for leave was made on valid paper application
  • amendments to the EU Settlement Scheme (Scheme), including:
    • accommodating family members of UK nationals returning from an EEA Member State or Switzerland to apply under the Scheme
    • permitting an applicant to challenge a decision (by way of administrative review) if their status under the Scheme was cancelled at the border or if they were previously refused entry under the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations (EEA Regulations)
  • reducing the timeframes for deciding an application for administrative review to seven calendar days from the date of receipt when an applicant is detained
  • amendments to the Start-up and Innovator categories in the Immigration Rules, Appendix W, including:
    • allowing students who have submitted a Start-up application (which is supported by an endorsing body) to commence their business activities while their application for leave is being considered
    • exempting students on the Doctorate Extension Scheme from meeting the requirement of ‘not having previously established a UK business’ when applying under the Start-up category
    • clarifying that endorsing bodies in the Start-up category are not required to check with in applicants after 24 months
    • updating the requirements on how an organisation can apply to become an endorsing body and their duties

and other

Source: LexisNexis

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