24 Oct 2016, 53 mins ago

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

Tier 2

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The previous Apply Online facility for Tier 2 applications has been withdrawn to make way for the new system.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.

Tier 5

The Apply Online facility for Tier 5 was withdrawn on 6 April 2015. Applicants should now use the paper form until further notice.