Tier 2 of the points-based-system: statement of intent, transitional measures and indefinite leave to remain
This document sets out how the new arrangements for Tier 2 of the points-based system, announced on 23 November 2010, will operate. It also explains the transitional measures which will be introduced for migrants who are given permission to stay in the UK under Tier 1 or Tier 2 before 6 April 2011. Information about the new arrangements for Tier 1 will be set out separately as soon as possible. Detailed guidance for Tier 2 migrants and employers will be published in March, when the necessary changes to the Immigration Rules are laid before Parliament. Although today's statement of intent is not definitive - as the rules will be subject Parliamentary scrutiny - it is intended to provide migrants and employers with enough information to make effective plans.
Last Updated: 16 February 2011