The Home Office has today published Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 1025. The changes will affect the visitor routes, including for students, ATAS requirements, administrative reviews, TB testing and most PBS categories, as well as providing other cross-cutting amendments. There are no changes to the maintenance requirements for PBS applicants.
Most of the changes will take effect from 6 April and 24 April, although some changes to the administrative review Rules will take effect from 2 March 2015.
We are in the process of assessing the statement in detail and will publish more information once we have done so. We have consolidated the new Rules for Tier 4 (General) and Tier 4 (Child) students and will add them to our archive of Tier 4 Immigration Rules shortly.