Visas and immigration operational guidance – collection

Immigration Rules

A collection of the current Immigration Rules.

The Immigration Rules are some of the most important pieces of legislation that make up the UK’s immigration law. They are updated on a regular basis and all changes can be found in the Immigration Rules: statement of changes.

The rules are divided into different documents. The index page will help you find the part you need.

Last updated 11 July 2014.

Immigration Rules: Parts 1 to 14

  1. Immigration Rules: Index

    • 25 March 2015
    • Policy paper
  2. Immigration Rules: introduction

    • 5 March 2015
    • Policy paper
  3. Immigration Rules part 1: leave to enter or stay in the UK

    • 2 March 2015
    • Policy paper
  4. Immigration Rules part 2: visitors to the UK

    • 17 March 2015
    • Policy paper
  5. Immigration Rules part 3: students

    • 6 November 2014
    • Policy paper
  6. Immigration Rules part 4: work experience

    • 13 February 2014
    • Policy paper
  7. Immigration Rules part 5: working in the UK

    • 6 November 2014
    • Policy paper
  8. Immigration Rules part 6: self-employment and business people

    • 13 February 2014
    • Policy paper
  9. Immigration Rules part 6A: the points-based system

    • 6 November 2014
    • Policy paper
  10. Immigration Rules part 7: other categories

    • 6 November 2014
    • Policy paper
  11. Immigration Rules part 8: family members

    • 6 November 2014
    • Policy paper
  12. Immigration Rules part 9: grounds for refusal

    • 6 November 2014
    • Policy paper
  13. Immigration Rules part 10: registering with the police

    • 13 February 2014
    • Policy paper
  14. Immigration Rules part 11: asylum

    • 27 February 2015
    • Policy paper
  15. Immigration Rules part 11A: temporary protection

    • 13 February 2014
    • Policy paper
  16. Immigration Rules part 11B: non-EU asylum applicants

    • 13 February 2014
    • Policy paper
  17. Immigration Rules part 12: asylum procedure and rights of appeal

    • 13 February 2014
    • Policy paper
  18. Immigration Rules part 13: deportation

    • 6 November 2014
    • Policy paper
  19. Immigration Rules part 14: stateless people

    • 13 February 2014
    • Policy paper

Immigration Rules: Appendices

  1. Immigration Rules appendix 1: UK visa requirements

    • 6 November 2014
    • Policy paper
  2. Immigration Rules appendix 2: police registration

    • 13 February 2014
    • Policy paper
  3. Immigration Rules appendix 6: academic subjects that need a certificate

    • 13 February 2014
    • Policy paper
  4. Immigration Rules appendix 7: overseas workers in private households

    • 13 February 2014
    • Policy paper
  5. Immigration Rules appendix A: attributes

    • 19 March 2015
    • Policy paper
  6. Immigration Rules appendix AR: administrative review

    • 2 March 2015
    • Policy paper
  7. Immigration Rules appendix Armed Forces

    • 6 November 2014
    • Policy paper
  8. Immigration Rules appendix B: English language

    • 6 November 2014
    • Policy paper
  9. Immigration Rules appendix C: maintenance funds

    • 1 July 2014
    • Policy paper
  10. Immigration Rules appendix D: highly skilled migrants

    • 13 February 2014
    • Policy paper
  11. Immigration Rules appendix E: maintenance funds PBS dependants

    • 1 July 2014
    • Policy paper
  12. Immigration Rules appendix F: archived Immigration Rules

    • 13 February 2014
    • Policy paper
  13. Immigration Rules appendix FM: family members

    • 6 November 2014
    • Policy paper
  14. Immigration Rules appendix FM-SE: family members specified evidence

    • 6 November 2014
    • Policy paper
  15. Immigration Rules appendix G: Youth Mobility Scheme

    • 1 January 2015
    • Policy paper
  16. Immigration Rules appendix H: Tier 4 documentary requirements

    • 6 April 2014
    • Policy paper
  17. Immigration Rules appendix I: pay rules for Tier 2 settlement

    • 6 April 2014
    • Policy paper
  18. Immigration Rules appendix J: codes of practice for skilled work

    • 6 November 2014
    • Policy paper
  19. Immigration Rules appendix K: shortage occupation list

    • 6 November 2014
    • Policy paper
  20. Immigration Rules appendix KoLL

    • 6 November 2014
    • Policy paper
  21. Immigration Rules appendix L: Tier 1 competent body criteria

    • 6 November 2014
    • Policy paper
  22. Immigration Rules appendix M: sports governing bodies

    • 6 November 2014
    • Policy paper
  23. Immigration Rules appendix N: authorised exchange schemes

    • 6 November 2014
    • Policy paper
  24. Immigration rules appendix O: approved English language tests

    • 6 November 2014
    • Policy paper
  25. Immigration Rules appendix P: lists of financial institutions

    • 6 November 2014
    • Policy paper
  26. Immigration Rules appendix Q: overseas domestic workers in diplomatic households

    • 13 February 2014
    • Policy paper
  27. Immigration Rules appendix R: festivals for entertainer visitors

    • 10 April 2014
    • Policy paper
  28. Immigration Rules appendix T: tuberculosis screening

    • 13 February 2014
    • Policy paper