Tier 1 UK Visa limit reached for November

- Posted in United Kingdom by Visa Bureauon 11 November 2010

On 19 July 2010, the UK government introduced a limit on the number UK Visas issued under Tier 1 (General) until 31 March 2011. The limit does not affect applications from dependents or applications to extend existing Tier 1 visas.

In order to avoid breaching the visa allocation of 600 for November 2010, no further visas for Tier 1 (General) applications will be issued in November.

Applications for a visa under Tier 1 (General) can still be made in November, however, if your application qualifies you will not receive your visa until the UK Border Agency begins issuing again on Wednesday 1 December.

If you currently have an outstanding Tier 1 application, there may be a delay in issuing your visa.

If you are applying to extend your permission to stay in the UK under Tier 1 (General), or to switch into Tier 1 (General) from another immigration category, the limit does not affect you. If your application is successful, your permission to stay will be issued as normal.


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