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Investors, entrepreneurs, sportsmen excluded from interim limit

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Intracompany transfers, ministers of religion also excluded

29th June 2010: The government has given details of the categories not to be included in the interim limit.

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The UK Border Agency has asserted that the investor, entrepreneur and post-study work categories of Tier 1 will not be included in the interim limit. In-country extensions under Tier 1 (General) will also be excluded.

The UKBA has added intra company transfer, sportsperson and minister of religion categories of Tier 2 will not be included in the interim limit.

The Agency said the government will introduce an annual limit on applications for Tier 1 (General) and Tier 2 (General) of the points-based system from April 2011.

An interim limit will be introduced from 19 July 2010 until the long-term limit is introduced in April 2011. Until the interim limit is implemented on 19 July 2010, applications will continue to be assessed as normal.

An updated application form and guidance will be published on 19 July 2010.

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