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UNITED KINGDOM: Government Announces Two-Year Post-Study Work Visa

September 11, 2019

The UK Government has announced a two-year post-study work visa, similar to a scheme scrapped in 2011.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules

September 10, 2019

The United Kingdom Home Office published a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules in September 2019, including changes to Tier 2.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Stricter Document Retention Rules for Sponsors

August 22, 2019

Effective immediately, the Home Office has updated its guidance on document retention for sponsors under the Points Based System.

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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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