New UKBA requirements for Tier 1 and Tier 2 applicants submitting postgraduate certificate or diplomas

The UK Border Agency has announced a new requirement for applications made under Tier 1 (General), Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) and any Tier 2 category.

From 12th October 2010, all applicants submitting a postgraduate certificate (PGC) or postgraduate diploma (PGD) awarded by a UK listed body must also submit a letter of equivalency issued by UK NARIC in order to score points for qualifications or English language skills.

In order to gain a letter of equivalency, UK NARIC charges individuals £47. If UK NARIC does not consider the qualification to meet the correct standards, it will refund this amount to the individual.

This news item originates from a news piece originally seen on the UK Border Agency website between 15th  and 18th October 2010. This has since been removed. The UK Border Agency has nevertheless made assurances that this rule remains in place even though it cannot be found on the UKBA website.