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29 February 2012: Home Office announces a minimum pay threshold of £35,000 per annum for skilled workers in the Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (Sportsperson) routes who want to settle
28 February 2012: Former clients of IAS have until midnight on 28th May 2012 to make a request for retrieval of their files
28 February 2012: New publications issued to highlight the type of work that the SLF will fund and to encourage applications
20 February 2012: UNHCR funded study finds that a third of refugees granted asylum in Poland may be homeless and forced to sleep in shelters, empty buildings, train stations or even night buses
20 February 2012: In the wake of the Vine Report, Theresa May announces split of UKBA, with immigration policy work to be separated from operational duties
14 February 2012: From Wednesday 29 February, all applicants in the UK will need to obtain a biometric residence permit if they are applying to stay here for more than 6 months.
13 February 2012: New rules will come into force within weeks to cut abuse of the student visa route and ensure that only the brightest and the best students can stay and work in the UK, Immigration Minister Damian Green announced today. 
13 February 2012: UKBA has 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.
10 February 2012: From today, the UK Border Agency will publish quarterly reports detailing the penalties given to people or organisations who employ illegal workers.
10 February 2012: Immigration minister Damian Green has issued a written ministerial statement proposing an increase in visa fees, and an increase in UK-based visa application fees.
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