Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) applicants have been urged to use the new form with immediate effect, but the Home Office will continue to accept applications made on the previous version of the form up to and including 5 March 2012.
The UK Border Agency said: `We have revised the guidance notes for all Tier 1 categories, and made changes to the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) application form for use by applicants who are already in the UK.
`We have revised policy guidance in all Tier 1 categories to include a paragraph about the circumstances when we will contact applicants about missing or incorrect documents.
`The Tier 1 (General) policy guidance also includes a change to the list of governing bodies for accountants.
`The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) application form and policy guidance have been revised to allow applicants to use money invested in a UK business while they were here in a different immigration category.
`Applicants should use the new form with immediate effect, but we will continue to accept applications made on the previous version of the form up to and including 5 March 2012’.