• United Kingdom: Tier 1 Cap Met for November 2010
  • November 11, 2010
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • The United Kingdom’s interim cap on the Tier 1 (General) immigration category has been met for November 2010. Until December 1, when new cap numbers will become available, the UK Border Agency (UKBA) will suspend the issuance of visas and the adjudication of pending applications for the Tier 1 (General) category. Applicants can still submit new Tier 1 (General) applications, but UKBA will hold them in abeyance until December 1, when they will be placed at the head of the processing queue and count towards the cap for November. Applicants will not need to submit new supporting evidence covering the time between the date the application was submitted and the date the application is considered.

    This is the second month in a row that the cap has been reached since the temporary numerical limit on foreign workers admitted to the UK was implemented on July 19, 2010. This temporary system will remain in place until April 1, 2011, when it will be replaced by a permanent cap system that is currently being developed. The Tier 1 (General) category is a self-sponsored category that allows highly skilled migrants to come to the UK to seek work or self-employment opportunities.

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