Category: UKVI Documents

All documents produced by UKVI

COVID-19: Legal Aid Agency planning and preparation

An update for legal aid providers following HMCTS’ guidance of 9 March 2020.

Educational Testing Service (ETS): casework instructions

• Updated for external publication • Refusal paragraph template added

Free Movement Rights: family members of British citizens

Amendments to remove all references to centre of life in light of the reported determination of the Upper Tribunal in the case of ZA (Afghanistan). Some minor technical amendments to take in to account the Immigration (European Economic Area) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

UKVI: Knowledge of language and life in the UK

Immigration staff guidance on the knowledge of language and life in the UK requirement. Update: Clarified the list of people who do not need to meet the KoLL requirement.

UKVI: English language requirements: skilled workers

Update: Changes made to reflect the introduction of the Global Talent category into the Immigration Rules on 20 February. It replaces the English Language guidance version 16.0 which has been withdrawn and archived.

CPIN: Ukraine: military service

Removed references to PK (Ukraine); no substantive update of country information.

CPIN: Jamaica: medical and healthcare issues

This is a new CPIN. This note provides country of origin information (COI) for decision makers handling cases where a person claims that to remove them from the UK would be a breach Articles 3 and / or 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) because of an ongoing health condition. It is […]

UKVI: Indefinite leave to remain: calculating continuous period in UK

Immigration staff guidance on calculating the 5 year continuous period in the UK requirement for an applicant. This version: • adds the Global Talent category to the list of immigration categories covered by this instruction • adds an exemption for Global Talent and Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) applicants in certain sectors who have had absences […]

UKVI: Guidance for dependants of UK visa applicants (Tiers 1, 2, 4, 5 and Appendix W)

Full guidance on the policy for applications by the family of people who have UK visas under the points-based system (PBS dependants) and Appendix W workers.