Cap on duration of leave to remain for tier 2 workers introduced

Implementation date: 6 April 2012

Temporary permission to remain in the UK for migrants under tier 2 of the points-based system who entered the UK after 6 April 2011 is capped at six years, and they will need to wait 12 months after completion of their stay to reapply. The statement of changes (PDF format, 1.18MB) to immigration rules can be viewed on the UK Border Agency website.