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UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by Imowo: 12:29pm On Sep 29, 2019
UK Immigration Update: Statement of Changes to Immigration Rules Announced

A statement of changes to the UK’s Immigration Rules was announced on 9 September. Here is a summary of the most relevant changes.

Tier 2 (General)

This category allows UK companies to sponsor non-European Economic Area (EEA) nationals to work in skilled roles in the United Kingdom. It is subject to an annual limit of 20,700 places, divided into monthly allocations. The main changes that employers should be aware of include the following:

Ph.D.-level roles will be removed from the Tier 2 (General) annual quota and therefore will not require a restricted certificate of sponsorship. This will apply from 1 October 2019, and will free up places in the monthly allocation process for other skilled roles that contribute to the economy.
Tier 2 Ph.D.-level migrants undertaking research overseas directly linked to their employment may do so without this absence being “counted” for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) applications. The same applies for dependent partners accompanying them.
The Home Office has expanded the shortage occupation list (SOL) as recommended by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) earlier this year to include a range of skilled occupations. Occupations that have been added to the list include veterinarians, architects, and web designers. There is one list covering the whole of the United Kingdom and an additional list for Scotland. People in these occupations coming to work in the United Kingdom will now receive priority in securing a Tier 2 work visa, over occupations not on the SOL list. The new SOL will be in place from 6 October 2019.
Tier 2 migrants will not be penalised if they are absent from work due to sickness, statutory parental leave, assisting in a national or international humanitarian or environmental crisis, or engaging in legal strike action. The changes mean that Tier 2 migrants will not be refused ILR if such absence causes their salary to fall below the required threshold.
EU Settlement Scheme

The EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) is the immigration category under which EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members will be required to apply in order to stay in the United Kingdom after December 2020. The following changes will take effect from 1 October 2019:

Close family members of UK nationals who had previously been living with the UK national overseas while they were exercising their free movement rights will be able to make an application under the EUSS until 29 March 2022 (where that relationship existed on exit day) or until 31 December 2020 (where that relationship established post-exit day) in both deal and no-deal scenarios.
Non-EEA family members granted EUSS status, whose biometric residence card is lost or stolen overseas, will be able to apply free of charge for a EUSS travel permit to enable them to travel to the United Kingdom where they can apply for a replacement biometric residence card.
Individuals who have had their status under EUSS cancelled at the border by an immigration officer on the basis that they no longer meet the requirements for that status will have the right of administrative review. Administrative review allows an applicant to challenge a decision on their application or in respect of their leave.
Startup and Innovator

The Startup and Innovator categories were introduced in March 2019. They are for individuals seeking to establish a business in the United Kingdom which is supported by an authorised endorsing body. The following changes will take effect from 1 October 2019:

Amendments are being made to clarify the requirements that an organisation must meet to become an endorsing body. It must have support from a core department led by a UK or devolved government minister, or a regionally devolved authority led by a directly elected mayor. Requests to become an endorsing body may be refused due to criminality, actions or behaviour which are non-conducive to the public good. Requests may also be refused due to potential or actual conflicts of interest, or conflicts with the purpose of the categories or with wider immigration policy.
A change is being made to the Tier 4 (General) rules to allow students who have submitted a startup application supported by an endorsing body to commence their business activities while their application is being considered.
An exemption from the requirement for “startup” applicants not to have previously established a UK business is being added for Tier 4 (General) students on the doctorate extension scheme.
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)

The Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) category is for talented individuals in the fields of science, humanities, engineering, the arts, and digital technology to work in the United Kingdom without the need to be sponsored for employment in specific roles. Applicants must be endorsed by a Designated Competent Body. The following changes are being made for individuals applying for endorsement by The Royal Society, The Royal Academy of Engineering, and The British Academy from 1 October 2019:

Expansion of the list of peer-reviewed fellowships to include fellowships awarded by the National Institute for Health Research
Expansion of the criteria to include applicants who have held a peer-reviewed fellowship in the 12 months immediately prior to the date of application
Expansion of the application criteria to allow a wider range of eligible senior academic or research positions to qualify
The following changes are being made for individuals applying for endorsement by Tech Nation from 1 October 2019:

There must be three, rather than just two, letters of support provided by established organisations in the digital technology sector to permit more in-depth consideration of an individual’s skills and the contribution they would make to the sector.
The phrase “product-led” has been added to the requirements to ensure the route is used by migrants with the appropriate skill set.
Other Noteworthy Developments

The Home Secretary has asked the MAC to conduct a review of Australia's and other similar immigration systems to determine best practices for a post-Brexit UK immigration system as part of its ongoing review into salary thresholds. The MAC is an independent, non-departmental public body sponsored by the Home Office that advises the government on migration issues. (Read more for further details.)

The UK prime minister has announced plans to re-establish a two-year work visa for international graduates to stay and find work in the United Kingdom after they graduate. The visa category is expected to be introduced for students starting in the academic year 2020/2021. During the two-year period, graduates will be able to apply for any role and will not be restricted by skill level or salary threshold, whereas currently graduates must switch into Tier 2 (General) or another immigration category to remain in the United Kingdom.

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Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by Imowo: 12:30pm On Sep 29, 2019
Lalasticlala
People need to see this!

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Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by NwaAmaikpe: 12:34pm On Sep 29, 2019
shocked



Stay back in Nigeria.
Apart from those people that scratch you at night when you're asleep, life in Ogbomosho is better than life in UK.

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Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by SniperSmurf(m): 12:36pm On Sep 29, 2019
UK and rules

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Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by 48noble(m): 12:38pm On Sep 29, 2019
my mind don dey to travel go Uk
Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by Davash222(m): 12:44pm On Sep 29, 2019
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked



Stay back in Nigeria.
Apart from those people that scratch you at night when you're asleep, life in Ogbomosho is better than life in UK.
Life in Sudan is better than life in Ogbomoso. Only the aroma from Amala in Ogbomoso will send one to early grave.

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Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by Imowo: 12:50pm On Sep 29, 2019
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked



Stay back in Nigeria.
Apart from those people that scratch you at night when you're asleep, life in Ogbomosho is better than life in UK.

Guy you get mind

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Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by Imowo: 12:50pm On Sep 29, 2019
SniperSmurf:
UK and rules

How you sabi

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Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by daddytime(m): 12:55pm On Sep 29, 2019
Hmmm....no, thanks....we die here...

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Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by holarunji: 4:51pm On Sep 29, 2019
wow

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Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by NewBea: 4:51pm On Sep 29, 2019
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Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by felai: 4:52pm On Sep 29, 2019
Traveling to UK is now becoming a course we need to study

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Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by YorubaNinja: 4:52pm On Sep 29, 2019
grin

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Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by kokakola: 4:53pm On Sep 29, 2019
The West are always making CHANGES to better their citizens and country both economic, Security-wise and in other ways. This is a perfect example of a country whose leaders have visions to actualize.

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Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by Nobody: 4:53pm On Sep 29, 2019
Seems it's time to get lalas247 in da family way
Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by superior1: 4:53pm On Sep 29, 2019
MSc applicants go full ground this time around

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Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by emmasege: 4:54pm On Sep 29, 2019
If you had a good job and do not involve yourself in politics, Nigeria could be more of a home than outside the country.

A man with cool cash can travel the world, enjoy life, get the best of medical care and come back to rest at home where he's not treated like a sub-species of human being.

That's what the rich ones do but husslers stay put in white man's land.

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Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by OkCornel(m): 4:54pm On Sep 29, 2019
This is good news!

It is easier now for PhD holders to secure a UK job as sponsorship is no longer required for a Tier 2 visa.

PhD holders, the floodgates are opened for you.

It becomes even sweeter if your PhD is in a field where the UK has a skills shortage in terms of manpower.

Strike now while the iron is still hot!

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Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by Pearlyakin(m): 4:54pm On Sep 29, 2019
Davash222:

Life in Sudan is better than life in Ogbomoso. Only the aroma from Amala in Ogbomoso will send one to early grave.
Why do you choose to be deliberately stupid

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Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by Afiahomes(m): 4:55pm On Sep 29, 2019
who cares? undecided

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Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by Nobody: 4:55pm On Sep 29, 2019
Positve immigration.

Nigeria is filled with unskilled People that they cant even immigrate to no where

Nobody want them

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Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by Smartlife(m): 4:55pm On Sep 29, 2019
felai:
Traveling to UK is now becoming a course we need to study

As in eh.... 5years course... See the kind ebook dem release because of migration

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Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by Biritiko: 4:56pm On Sep 29, 2019
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked



Stay back in Nigeria.
Apart from those people that scratch you at night when you're asleep, life in Ogbomosho is better than life in UK.

You’re an Igbo . But you couldn’t mention a single town or city in igboland in your analogy.
Shame!

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Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by Hienna(m): 4:56pm On Sep 29, 2019
I wish i understand this..
All i know be say UK wan Japaa from EU

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Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:56pm On Sep 29, 2019
Davash222:

Life in Sudan is better than life in Ogbomoso. Only the aroma from Amala in Ogbomoso will send one to early grave.
Who gave birth to this tribalistic tin?!

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Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by Fidelismaria: 4:56pm On Sep 29, 2019
Good to know
Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by samwash(m): 4:56pm On Sep 29, 2019
felai:
Traveling to UK is now becoming a course we need to study

In fact 6 unit course ooo !!!
Na our government I balm

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Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by 9jayes: 4:57pm On Sep 29, 2019
Let's go London
Re: UK: Changes To Visa, Immigration Rules Effective October 1 by Nobody: 4:58pm On Sep 29, 2019
cool

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