The UK Border Agency will publish new versions of some application forms on 5th April 2012.
You should use the new forms if you apply on or after 6th April 2012.
The new forms will be published on 5 April.
The forms are:
Tier 1 (Graduate entrepreneur);
Tier 1 (General);
Tier 1 (Investor;
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) ;
Tier 1 (Post study work) – form removed because this category has closed to new applicants;
Tier 4 (General);
Tier 4 (Child);
Tier 5 (Temporary worker);
FLR(O) (to extend your stay);
FLR(BUS) (to extend your stay in specific categories); and
TOC (to transfer a visa to a new passport).
You should use the new forms from 6th April 2012. But if you apply on the previous version of a form, the UK Border Agency will accept it up to and including 27th April 2012.
If you submit an application on or after 6th April 2012, the UK Border Agency will consider it under the revised Immigration Rules which take effect on 6th April, regardless of which version of a form you use.