Tier 2 Migrants will no longer require to have been continuously employed throughout the 5-year qualifying period to be eligible for settlement.
Another subtle but big change introduced has been how continuous residence will be counted over the 5 years period when applying for Indefinite leave to remain (‘ILR’).
11th January 2018, saw many changes introduced to the Immigration Rules.
A change which will have huge impact on future applications for entry clearance, as well as extension applications by those who are already in the UK and need to extend their leave after 11 January 2018 is that the PBS dependant cannot be absent from the UK for more than 180 days during any 12-month continuous period.
Being a sponsor – A privilege that bites. High Court confirms companies to be held at strict compliance under Tier 2