We have been notified by the Home Office of the following changes to the procedures for Tier 2 and Tier 5 applications with effect from 6 April 2015
As of 6 April 2015, in-country Tier 2 applications are required to be submitted via the Home Office's new online application system.
The previous Apply Online facility for Tier 2 applications has been withdrawn to make way for the new system. The Tier 2 paper form has been removed from use for Standard and Priority Postal routes.
The Tier 2 paper form will remain in use only for Premium Service Centre (PSC) in-country applicants. PSC applicants should download the paper form to take with them to their appointments.
Premium Sponsors who use their Account Manager to secure a Premium Service appointment will be able to use the new online application. The link will be sent to them by their Account Manager when an appointment has been confirmed.
The Apply Online facility for Tier 5 was withdrawn on 6 April 2015. Applicants should now use the paper form until further notice.