Changes to KOL requirement for settlement applications

Applications that don’t meet condition will be refused 19th March 2009: Settlement applications submitted on or after 31 March 2009 in categories requiring Knowledge of Life in the UK (KOL) that do not meet this condition will be refused. Applicants will not have their fee refunded.

People will still be able to extend their stay if they do not meet the KOL requirement when their leave comes to an end. However, from 31 March 2009 they will need to ensure that they apply specifically for limited leave on the relevant form, rather than submitting a settlement application.

For more information, please visit the Knowledge of Life section of the UKBA website.

New citizenship and nationality fees

Tougher requisites for highly skilled workers