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UNITED KINGDOM: New Immigration Rules Released

March 8, 2021

The UK Home Office has released an update to the Immigration rules, including an introduction of a new graduate route, and updates to the skilled worker and intra-company transfer routes.

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UNITED KINGDOM: COVID-19 Concession Scheme

January 12, 2021

The Home Office has published guidance on a new Concession scheme for individuals whose leave has expired whilst the applicant was outside the UK and unable to return due to the ongoing pandemic.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Updates for Those Who Have Applied for a Worker Visa

December 23, 2020

During the current pandemic, the Home Office confirmed that applicants who are waiting for a decision on certain work visas can start work before such leave has been granted. However, the Home Office has now confirmed when this policy will end.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Updates for Visa Holders Affected by COVID-19

December 23, 2020

Following recent pandemic developments, the Home Office has confirmed that visa holders who intend to leave the UK but have not been able to do so and have a visa, or have leave that expires between 1 December 2020 and 31 January 2021, may request additional time to stay, known as ‘exceptional assurance’.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Changes to Sponsorship Guidance on Record Keeping

December 23, 2020

The UK Home Office has recently adjusted the guidance which advises sponsors on the documentation they must keep for their sponsored employees.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Right to Work Checks on EU Nationals Following Brexit

December 23, 2020

On 31 December 2020, the UK departed the European Union. EU nationals arriving in the UK from this date will no longer benefit from the free movement rights and the ability to work freely in the UK.

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UNITED KINGDOM: COVID-19 Right To Work Guidance Changes

December 23, 2020

Since March 2020, the Home Office has adjusted the Right To Work checks required by employers for new employees. Once the COVID-19 Right to Work measures come to an end, retrospective checks will need to follow the traditional Right to Work check requirements. However the Home Office has confirmed some changes regarding how an employer can conduct a check.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Changes to Sponsorship Guidance for Employers

November 24, 2020

On 19 November 2020 the UK government published updated guidance for employers on how to sponsor individuals on the new Worker (formerly Tier 2) and Temporary Worker (formerly Tier 5) immigration routes.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules

October 23, 2020

On 22 October 2020, the UK government has published a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules, introducing the expected “Points-Based” Immigration System.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Immigration Health Surcharge

October 14, 2020

The increase in the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) from £400 to £624, will take effect on 27 October 2020. UK immigration applications submitted before 27 October will therefore be significantly cheaper.

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