We have been advised by the UK Border Agency that the interim limit on Tier 1 (General) has been reached. No further Tier 1 (General) visas will be issued until 1 November 2010.

Although we await confirmation of exactly how applications which have already been made online will be dealt with, we are advising clients and applicants to proceed with filing their applications as planned where possible. Applications will be taken in and held over until 1 November, when the next allocation of Tier 1 visas will be released. Passports will be held by Consulates during this period. We have not yet received confirmation of how applications will be selected from the queue of held over applications.

We will update clients as soon as we have further news.