Immigration rule changes announced in the event of a “no deal” Brexit
SPEEDREAD: European citizens arriving in the UK after a “no deal” Brexit has taken place will be able to apply for the new “European Temporary Leave to Remain” visa to live and work
On 24 October 2019, the Home Office published its Statement of changes to the UK Immigration Rules which, for …
What is the impact of Brexit likely to be for Turkish nationals benefiting from the Ankara Agreement?
The Ankara Agreement enables Turkish nationals to enjoy a number of advantages in terms of emigration to EU countries.
Turkish nationals already in the UK, are likely to see little difference once Brexit takes place, with or without a deal, and the Ankara Agreement no longer applies to the UK. …
The EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) – what UK businesses and employers need to know
On 30 March 2019, the EUSS was fully implemented under UK immigration rules, as a post-Brexit system. This allows EEA and Swiss citizens, and their family members, to continue to live and work in the UK – EEA is short for the European Economic Area comprising the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway. …
Hiring Tier 4 (General) students doesn’t need to be hard work
SPEEDREAD: Where a Tier 4 (General) student visa holder can work in the UK, this is capped at up to 20 hours per week during term-time, and they can work full-time during “vacation” periods. A migrant may be able to continue working even though their visa has expired, and an employer’s statutory excuse may be …
What’s the reason for your visit to the United Kingdom? To compete in Wimbledon
SPEEDREAD: This article looks at the visitor visa rules with reference to some of the Wimbledon tennis players, and touches on some of the business activities visitors can do including whether they can be paid.
In the month of July, the UK has played host to a number of sports tournaments such as: The …
What's the deal with Brexit and the EU Settlement Scheme?
SPEEDREAD: This article touches on the latest on Brexit, and the EU Settlement Scheme. The “Scheme” fully opened on 30 March 2019 and allows EEA/ Swiss citizens and family members to voluntarily apply for free, for a new form of UK immigration status to continue living and working in the UK post-Brexit.
At a recent …
Cutting corners on immigration checks might cost UK employers in the long run
SPEEDREAD: Where the Home Office finds that a UK employer has employed individuals without a right to work in the UK, and/or the business has not carried out correct (follow up) right to work checks, they may be issued with a civil penalty of up to £20,000 per illegal worker.
When Immigration Enforcement, a part …
What’s happening in the world of UK immigration from 29 March 2019?
SPEEDREAD: There will be a short extension to Brexit and from 29 March 2019, there are changes to the UK immigration system which affect UK employers who hold a Tier 2 sponsor licence.
For many months, we have known that Brexit will take place on 29 March 2019 as enshrined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 201 …
Reforms to UK investor visa category and new entrepreneur visa routes
SPEEDREAD: From 29 March 2019 there will be significant changes to Tier 1 immigration categories for new applicants. This Information Note contains details of the key changes, including which visa routes will be closed and when.
On 7 March 2019, the Home Secretary laid Statement of Changes to the UK Immigration Rules before …
So you want to recruit international talent?
SPEEDREAD: In this article we look generally at when UK employers do and don’t need to have a sponsor licence to recruit someone, and we also give an overview on how a UK employer applies for a sponsor licence which might be necessary for example in a TUPE situation.
In Surrey there were approximately 1.3% employers holding a sponsor …