These changes will be rolled out on 1st and 6th October 2019. The major change is the increased Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List in which many new jobs will be added for tackling the skills shortages in Kingdom.
There is a hope that the expanded SOL will apply to all Tier 2 visa sponsorship certificates issued from 6th October.
Main changes - Tier 2 General visa category
This category will have a series of changes. The Tier 2 Sponsor License as well as the Tier 2 visa, enables companies in UK, to sponsor skilled, nationals of non-European Economic Area for many job roles in Britain. The limit for issuing Tier 2 visas to migrants that live outside the UK is 20,700 per annum, and also has monthly allocations of around 2,000. Also there is no set limit to employ migrants on Tier 2 visas that apply from inside the UK.
The expanded SOL includes veterinarians, architects, and web designers, on the recommendation of Migration Advisory Committee in the UK and Scotland also benefits from added occupations in its specific list.
People working in occupations in the added SOL get a priority to obtain the Tier 2 visa, further on of job roles that are not present on the list.
More changes in UK Immigration
There is a removal of jobs at PhD level from the annual visa quota and as a result the places are free for other skilled workers.
Absence from the UK previously counted in Indefinite Leave to Remain is not applicable to Tier 2 PhD level immigrants associated with foreign research projects in a direct link to the employment. Dependent partners that accompany the main visa holder are also exempt from the rule.
Also there will be no penalty on Tier 2 migrants who are absent from work
This category is set aside for exceedingly talented persons in science, engineering, digital technology, humanities, and the arts, aiming to return to the UK without sponsorship for specific occupations.
Applicants must get the endorsement of the Designated Competent Body. Tier 1 visa applicants for Exceptional Talent aiming to seek the endorsement from
Applicants seeking the endorsement from Tech Nation have to consider these changes with effect from 1st October, 2019:
Provide three letters of support, in the digital technology sector to know more skills of applicants and their value addition to the sector.
The ‘product-led’ addition to the requirements aims to ensure that the Exceptional Talent visa will be issued to immigrants having suitable skills.
Startup and Innovator Visa
This began in March 2019, and was created for global entrepreneurs aiming to establish businesses in Britain, backed by the endorsing body. These changes take effect on 1 Oct, 2019:
For remaining in the UK later than 2020, EEA and Switzerland nationals, and family members, have to apply for staying in the EU Settlement Scheme.
Their guidelines from 1 October, 2019 are:
There is a possibility of reinstatement of the post study work visa for two-year in 2020.
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