Changes to the Immigration Rules, October 2013

The following changes came into effect on 1 October 2013:

Removing the English language requirement for intra-company transferees;

Making it easier for graduate entrepreneurs to switch into Tier 2;

Waiving share ownership restrictions for some senior staff;

Allowing some students to work as interns under the Tier 5 government authorised exchange scheme;

Tourist and business visitors can study where it is not the main purpose of their visit;

Expanding the activities a business visitor can do in the UK; and,

Enabling those who demonstrate exceptional promise in the arts to apply under Tier 1.

From 28 October there will also be changes to the way applicants for indefinite leave to remain are required to demonstrate their knowledge of the English language and of life in the UK.

Source: UKBA
Source : Changes to the Immigration Rules, October 2013.