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3 May 2022
UK Policy & Legislation
Ukraine Extension Scheme launched

On this day the Home Office launches it's Ukraine Visa Extension Scheme, which allows Ukrainians already in the UK to extend their stay lawfully. 


28 Apr 2022
UK Policy & Legislation
The Nationality and Borders Bill is enacted

On this date the controversial Nationality and Borders bill receives royal assent, set to make sweeping changes to the UK asylum system, and immigration law. 

 

 


28 Apr 2022
UK Policy & Legislation
The Elections Bill is enacted

On this date the Elections Bill bill receives royal assent, which has significant implications for who can vote and how,for example, through introducing voter ID laws, and extending the vote overseas.


11 Apr 2022
UK Policy & Legislation
New Global Business Mobility visa comes into force

The Global Business Mobility visa comes into force, which includes the new UK Expansion Worker scheme, replacing the Sole Representative visa.


6 Apr 2022
UK Policy & Legislation
Visa for ornamental horicultural workers launched

Ornamental horicultural workers are added to the shortage occupation list for the Skilled Worker visa, in an extension to the temporary seasonal worker scheme.


6 Apr 2022
UK Policy & Legislation
Changes to Innovator and Global talent visa launched

These changes relate to the granting of extensions to those on the Innovator visa route, and to the documentary evidence required by applicants to the Global Talent visa scheme.


6 Apr 2022
UK Policy & Legislation
Digital-only immigration status launched

Removal of the right to use a biometric residence permit or card as proof of immigration status.

Report by MIGZEN partners The3Million on the challenges of maintaining a digital status.


31 Mar 2022
Closing of British in Europe

Our partner organisation British in Europe closed their doors, after 5 years of fighting for the rights of British citizens living in the EU.

 

EU citizenship and transnational political mobilisation after Brexit


29 Mar 2022
UK Policy & Legislation
Deadline for Surinder Singh Route

This marks the formal deadline of the Surinder Singh route, which allows UK citizens to return to the UK with their non-EEA family members. From this date on, extensions are only granted on 'reasonable grounds'.


14 Mar 2022
UK Policy & Legislation
Homes for Ukraine sponsorship scheme opens

This scheme allows Ukrainians to come to the UK for up to 3 years if they have a UK sponsor.


8 Mar 2022
UK Policy & Legislation
Increase in maximum visa charges

On this date the Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment) Order comes into force, which increases the maximum fee that the Home Office can charge for visas.


4 Mar 2022
EU Policy & Legislation
EU Temporary Protection Directive for Ukrainian Refugees

This marks the date on which the EU established a temporary protection directive for Ukrainian refugees and third country nationals who had been living in Ukraine on humanitarian grounds. 


4 Mar 2022
UK Policy & Legislation
Ukraine Family Scheme opens

This scheme allows Ukrainian citizens to join family in the UK, where they receive a 3-year visa.

UK government's response to this refugee crisis is too little, too confused, too slow

 


24 Feb 2022
Statistics
Immigration statistics for year ending December 2021 released
17 Feb 2022
UK Policy & Legislation
Investor visa is closed

The home office closes the Tier 1 Investor Visa route over security and corruption concerns.


15 Feb 2022
UK Policy & Legislation
Temporary work visa for care workers introduced

Frontline carers are added to the shortage occupation list for the Skilled Worker visa, in an extension to the temporary seasonal worker scheme.


6 Jan 2022
UK Policy & Legislation
Opening of the Afghan citizens' resettlement scheme

This date marks the opening of the UK government's ACRS scheme to resettle Afghan refugees, currently restricted to pathway 1): the most vulnerable and at-risk, incl. those who had supported who "supported the UK and international community effort in Afghanistan".


11 Oct 2021
UK Policy & Legislation
New Youth Mobility Scheme launched

This date marks the introduction of a new Appendix Youth Mobility Scheme, replacing the T5 Temporary Worker route.  It is open to people aged 18-30 from select countries only.


7 Oct 2021
UK Policy & Legislation
Temporary Work - seasonal worker scheme

This was introduced as a (temporary) measure to address post-Brexit shortages for poultry workers, butchers and HGV drivers delivering food.


26 Aug 2021
Statistics
Immigration statistics for year ending June 2021 released
6 Jul 2021
UK Policy & Legislation
Nationality and borders bill introduced in parliament
30 Jun 2021
EU Policy & Legislation
Deadline for applications for the EU Settlement Scheme and British citizens living in Latvia and Malta

This deadline marked the end of the grace period where the rights under EU law of EU citizens living in the UK and British citizens living in Latvia and Malta were protected. To secure their future status, they were expected to apply for a new post-Brexit status testifying that they had lawfully exercised Freedom of Movement.

British citizens in the EU the other side of the citizens rights coin


4 May 2021
UK Policy & Legislation
India Trade deal

Memorandum of understading re: migration and mobility partnership between UK and India.


31 Jan 2021
UK Policy & Legislation
Launch of Hong Kong British National (Overseas) Visa Scheme

As part of a set of measures put in place by the UK Government in consequence of their judgement that the 'One Country, Two Systems' solution laid out in the Sino-British Joint Declaration on the future of Hong Kong had been breached, this bespoke visa scheme was launched to facilitate the entry and settlement in the UK of those holding BN(O) status and their dependents.

Hong Kongers and the coloniality of British citizenship from decolonisation to ‘Global Britain’ (PDF)


1 Jan 2021
UK Policy & Legislation
Immigration and Social Security Coordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill comes into effect

In line with the end of the Brexit transition period, this bill officially repealed EU law on Free Movement into the UK and paved the way for the UK's new points-based immigration system.

Brexit on ‘Plague Island’


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