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8 April 2021

New vs old: Updated list of UK visas

There have been many changes to the Immigration Rules in the past year. Woodcock Law continues to keep you updated about visa categories for the United Kingdom.
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New vs old: Updated list of UK visas

Immigration policy in the United Kingdom is constantly under review, with Immigration rules frequently being updated. Woodcock Law has compiled this guide to assist you with the name changes from the past few months. 

Have you ever wondered what happened to a UK visa category? Rather than having been removed, its name may have simply changed. 

The UK Home Office has released new guidance with the publication of an official list of old and new visa names to clear up any confusion. 

Old Visa NameNew Visa Name
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)Global Talent
Tier 2 (General)Skilled Worker
Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer)Intra-company routes
Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) – Long-term StaffIntra-company Transfer
Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) – Graduate TraineeIntra-company Graduate Trainee
Tier 2 (Minister of Religion)T2 Minister of Religion
Tier 2 (Sportsperson)T2 Sportsperson
Tier 4 (General)Student
Tier 4 (Child)Child Student
Parent of a Tier 4 (Child) StudentParent of a Child Student

Woodcock Law can assist in applications for all of the above.

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