We have today been notified that the limit for Tier 1 (General) visa applications has now been reached for November 2010. No further visas for Tier 1 (General) applications will be issued in November. Applicants can still submit a Tier 1 (General) application during this closure period, but if the application meets the rules the applicant will not receive the visa until the UK Border Agency begin issuing again on Wednesday, 1 December 2010.

Clients will note that the Tier 1 (General) limit is being reached earlier in each month as applications are rolled over and as backlogs start to grow. There is therefore no guarantee that applications submitted in November will be considered in the December monthly limit.