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UNITED KINGDOM: Right to Work Checks – Reminder of 1 October Changes

September 28, 2022

In line with the Covid-19 Right to Work concessions, which afforded employers the ability to conduct remote checks during the pandemic and ends on 30 September, UK employers face changes to the Right to Work check process.

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UNITED KINGDOM | Police Registration Requirement Ends

September 2, 2022

Until recently, the UK Immigration Rules required certain foreign nationals with non-settled status to register with the police upon entering the UK, however from 4 August 2022 this requirement ceased.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Scale-Up Route Goes Live

August 24, 2022

Further to the Statement of Changes published in March this year, the Scale-Up route is now live and applications for visas under this route may now be made.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Home Office Lifts Suspension on Priority Service for Select Visa Applicants

August 15, 2022

The Home Office has announced that select visa applicants will be able to apply using priority and super priority service from 12 August. The suspension on this optional service has been in place since March 2022 following the crisis in Ukraine.

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UNITED KINGDOM: A New Plan

July 21, 2022

The UK government has published its ‘New Plan for Immigration: Legal Migration and Border Control', “setting out the vision for [the UK’s] border and legal migration system of the future… to a stronger, more secure and prosperous Union”.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to Join Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) Scheme

May 16, 2022

From 1 June 2022, all nationals from Bahrain and Saudi Arabia intending to visit the UK (for tourism, business, study or medical treatment) for a period of up to six months will no longer be required to obtain a Visit visa in advance of travel; instead, they can choose to apply for an Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) to travel to the UK.

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UNITED KINGDOM: High Potential Individual Visa – Global Universities List

May 10, 2022

UK Visas and Immigration have updated the Global Universities List, the table of global universities that will be accepted as awarding institutions for the High Potential Individual (HPI) visa route when it launches on 30 May 2022, for qualifications awarded between 1 November 2021 and 31 October 2022.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Global Business Mobility Routes – Evidential Requirements for Licence Applications

April 11, 2022

There are new evidential requirements for UK organisations seeking to apply for new or revised licences under the Global Business Mobility immigration routes.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Increase in Fees for Majority of Visa Applications

April 6, 2022

The Home Office has released an update to the UK visa fees, effective 6 April 2022, with increases to work visas and student visas.

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UNITED KINGDOM: The Impact of Brexit on Sponsor Licence Applications

April 6, 2022

The Home Office’s latest publication of sponsorship transparency data up to and including Q4 2021 confirms what immigration practitioners predicted and are now witnessing: that Brexit, supercharged by a post-pandemic recovery of the UK economy, has resulted in a surge in UK organisations applying for sponsor licences (to hire foreign workers) which, in turn, has drastically impacted processing times and lead to a rapidly growing register of sponsors.

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