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New Skilled Worker and Intra-Company Visa Routes

Free movement between the UK and EU will end on 31st December 2020 and from 1st January 2021, both EU and non-EU citizens will require a visa to work, study, or join family in the UK. EU, EEA, and Swiss nationals living in the UK before 1st January 2021 can continue to apply to the EU settlement Scheme up until 30th June 2021.

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Update on the EU Settlement Scheme

Update on the EU Settlement Scheme

The UK Government have stated that there will be no change to the rights and status of EU citizens currently living in the UK who apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. They have released the following update:   “If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen living in the UK...

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New Immigration System – Updates

New Immigration System – Updates

Post Brexit a new Points Based System will be introduced from the 1st January 2021 that allocate points dependant on the criteria: Exceptional talent / contribution – highly educated who have received awards or who have a talent (sportsperson), sponsored entrepreneurs...

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NEW Global Talent Visa Route

NEW Global Talent Visa Route

  The UK government have recently announced a new, fast-track scheme in order to attract the world’s top scientists, mathematicians and researchers to the UK. The route will open to applications from 20 February 2020. The Global Talent route will replace the Tier...

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Shortage Occupation List

Shortage Occupation List

The UK’s Shortage Occupation List (SOL) was amended on 6 October 2019 to incorporate new roles and remove other roles. In this article, we summarise the main changes and the new additions to list. You can view details here. Employers are being urged to review the new...

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Pre-settled and Settled Status

Pre-settled and Settled Status

If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021, the deadline to be able to apply is the 31 December 2021. If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, you will need to be...

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Tier 1 Innovator Visa

Tier 1 Innovator Visa

The UK Innovator Visa is a UK visa category usually for experienced businesspeople to set up an innovative business. The investment requirement is £50,000 (Your funding can come from any source) and you need to be endorsed by an endorsing body. You do not need funds...

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EU Settlement Scheme Update

EU Settlement Scheme Update

Two weeks until go live The full opening of the EU Settlement Scheme will go ahead on 30 March 2019. Applications will be free, as announced by the Prime Minister on 21 January 2019. Refunds People who have paid an application fee during the test phases will receive a...

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Rise in Immigration Health Surcharge

Rise in Immigration Health Surcharge

The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) is a payment made by long-term migrants who seek to live in the UK for more than 6 months, in order to work, study or join family. The surcharge is paid in order for these migrants to receive NHS care on the same basis as UK...

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