As of 23 May 2011, late evidence submitted after a points-based immigration application will not be considered during the appeals process. According to the UK Border Agency (UKBA), two-thirds of appeals allowed by immigration judges are due to late evidence being submitted.
"For too long, the taxpayer has had to shoulder the burden of a system which allowed individuals to drag out their appeal by submitting new evidence at the last minute," said Immigration Minister Damian Green.
"The changes I am making today will put an end to this practice for good," he added.
The UKBA said the changes are to help make sure that applications are right the first time they are submitted. The new rule will apply to all applications submitted through the five-tier points based immigration system.
It is now more imperative than ever to make sure that applications are correct and in order when submitted to the UKBA.
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