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UNITED KINGDOM: Post-Brexit Immigration System – Update

August 20, 2019

At a recent event held by senior immigration policy officials, the Home Office affirmed its ongoing commitment toward an updated immigration system, to be introduced in January 2021.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Migration Advisory Committee Recommends Broadening Shortage Occupation List

May 30, 2019

The UK Migration Advisory Committee (the independent immigration advisory body) has published its review of the Shortage Occupation List.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Nationals of Seven More Countries Can Now Use ePassport Gates

May 23, 2019

Visitors to the UK from seven new countries are now able to use ePassport gates at ports across the UK and at juxtaposed controls.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Home Office Introduces New Start-up and Innovator Categories, Reforms Tier 1 (Investor) Category, Amends EU Settlement Scheme

March 7, 2019

On 7 March 2019, the United Kingdom Home Office published a Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, introducing new Start-up and Innovator categories and making reforms to the Tier 1 (Investor) category.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Government Publishes Plan for EU Citizens Arriving After No-Deal Brexit

January 29, 2019

On 28 January 2019, the UK Home Office published a policy paper outlining its proposals for how it will treat EU citizens arriving in the UK after a no-deal Brexit.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Public Testing of EU Settlement Scheme Opens

January 23, 2019

Effective 21 January, the Home Office opened the voluntary public testing phase of the EU Settlement Scheme to resident EU citizens (and their EU citizen family members) with a valid passport and their non-EU citizen family members holding a valid biometric residence card.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Immigration Health Surcharge To Double from 8 January 2019

January 4, 2019

An Order of 18 December 2018 authorises the doubling of the UK's immigration health surcharge (IHS) to £400 per annum, effective 8 January 2019.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Government Publishes Post-Brexit Immigration Proposals

December 20, 2018

The UK Home Office has published its long-awaited policy paper on its proposed future skills-based immigration system, designed to replace freedom of movement for EU citizens after Brexit.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Public Testing of EU Settlement Scheme to Open in January

December 20, 2018

A Statement of Changes laid before Parliament for “resident EU citizens (& their EU citizen family members) with a valid passport” & “their non-EU citizen family members holding a valid biometric residence card” to apply for settled/pre-settled status via EU Settlement Scheme, from 21 Jan 2019.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Changes to Right-to-Work Checks in 2019

December 16, 2018

Effective 28 January 2019, employers in the United Kingdom will be able to rely on an online right-to-work check to prove the status of prospective employees.

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