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New Immigration System from 1 January 2021

(20 November 2020)

The UK is introducing a points-based immigration system from 2021. These new arrangements will take effect from 1 January 2021, once freedom of movement with the European Union (EU) has ended.

Importantly it will require all EU/EEA (except Irish) citizens not already resident in the UK to obtain a work visa before coming to the UK. The new visa route will treat EU/EEA citizens the same as other non-UK/Irish citizens.

The Tier 2 visa route will be replaced with the Skilled Worker Route. There may be other routes available and our UKVI team within HR will be able to support with providing further information on these as appropriate.

We have already started to communicate key changes with departments and further information will be circulated once the Home Office has updated and published their guidance. Current details are available here.

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