Good News for Skilled Workers – UK Visa and Immigration Updates
In the past it was published by the United Kingdom home office that it magnified its list of shortage occupations.
The shortage occupation list (SOL) for Tier 2 skilled workers was notably multiplied to include occupations overlaying to include occupations overlaying nearly 2.4 million workers, or around 10%
Of total employment Ascending from 190,000 workers, or less than 1% of whole Employment.
Addition on the SOL makes it simpler for an organization to sponsor a migrant as there is no requirement for resident labour market testing (RLMT).
There is also an exclusion from the common minimum salary limit that normally relates at settlement (PR) phase
Occupation Now Included Under The Sol Are
- Biological scientists
- Web designers
Restrictions On Current Occupations
For example in digital technology field and skilled chefs have also been relaxed. Many occupation have been eradicated from the SOL, specific job titles under it specialist managers, production managers and directors in mining and energy, aircrafts maintenance and associated trades and line repairers and cable jointers.
UK Visa and Migration Updates 2020
There are a range of visas available to investors and those looking to set up in the UK and we have one of the most attractive and competitive visa services in the world. We will always welcome those with the skills and expertise to contribute to our nation who want to do business and invest in the UK.
You can apply for a UK student visa with two year post study work visa in the UK or visit for business reasons.
Brexit: What’s changed?
Employing EU, EEA and Swiss citizens if the UK leaves the EU with a deal
There will be no change to the right to work of EU, EEA and Swiss citizens arriving in the UK before 1 January 2021 if the UK leaves the EU with a deal. Those arriving in the UK by 31 December 2020 will have until 30 June 2021 to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to ensure they continue to have lawful status in the UK. There is no application fee.
Those arriving in the UK on or after 1 January 2021 will need to apply to the Home Office for status under the new immigration system, which is outlined below.
Employing EU, EEA and Swiss citizens if the UK leaves the EU without a deal
EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members who enter the UK before the UK leaves the EU will be able to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to live and work in the UK. The application deadline will be 31 December 2020 and there is no application fee.
After the UK leaves the EU, the free movement of people will end but there will be a transition period until 1 January 2021. EU, EEA and Swiss citizens arriving for the first time in the UK during this period will be able to work for 3 months or less at a time without needing to apply for status.
What Employers of EU Citizens need to do until 1 January 2021
You can get detailed guidance on employing EU, EEA and Swiss citizens after we leave the EU.
You should continue to conduct right to work checks on all prospective employees.
New guidance on how to carry out right to work checks from 1 January 2021 will be issued in due course.
Until then employers do not need to check that new EEA and Swiss employees have status under the EU Settlement Scheme or European temporary leave to remain or differentiate between those who arrived before or after the UK left the EU.
Employers will not need to retrospectively check the status of EU, EEA or Swiss employees or their family members who began employment before 1 January 2021.
UK Immigration News from 1 January 2021
The future skills-based immigration system white paper sets out the government’s plans to introduce a new single immigration system from 1 January 2021.
We will build on our Immigration white paper by learning from the Australian Points-Based System. The Home Secretary will commission the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to examine this.
Engagement with businesses, employers and other stakeholders across the UK is underway. The system will include: a single immigration system for all nationalities, focused on talent and skills a new skilled workers route open to all nationalities with no cap on numbers, no requirement for businesses employing high skilled workers to undertake a resident labour market test and a streamlined sponsorship system for businesses. There will be a minimum salary threshold * a new time-limited route for temporary short-term workers from low-risk nationalities of all skill levels with no cap on numbers or sponsor requirements. There will be conditions, including a cooling-off period, to prevent this route being used for long-term working • Irish citizens will continue to have the right to live and work in the UK under Common Travel Area arrangements
Visitors from the EU, EEA or Switzerland will be able to come to the UK for 6 months, including tourists and business visitors.
Individuals will be able to get proof of their status through a Home Office online service. This will show their rights in the UK.