Forthcoming changes to Student and Investor visas

The new Immigration Act 2014 will, as of this Monday, change the appeal rights of students. Appeal rights for students will be abolished and replaced with an internal Home office system of Administrative Review. The Home Office has claimed that under the new Administrative Review procedure, errors by their caseworkers will be corrected within 28 days.

The Tier 1 (Investor) route is also being reformed following recommendations from the Migration Advisory Committee. The minimum investment threshold will be raised from £1m to £2m. The government has also indicated that it will also consult further on what sort of investment the Tier 1 (Investor) route should encourage in order to deliver real economic benefits to the country.