On this day the UK government's provision to allow employers to conduct right to work checks remotely comes to an end.
National Day of Mourning on the occasion of the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II, on 8 September, 2022.
Priti Patel, who has spearheaded the sweeping changes to UK immigration and nationality policy resigns as Home Secretary, and is replaces by Suella Braverman.
On this day the Scale-up visa opens up, which introduces more flexible sponsorship opportunities for businesses to employ highly skilled migrants for short periods.
On this day the UK government abolishes (with immediate effect) the requirement for certain foreign nationals to register with local police.
On this day the Appendix Settlement Family Life comes into force, changing rules around counting periods of leave.
Provisions made in the NABB come into force, introducing e.g. two-tiered refugee status, and streamlining removals to third countries. But it also opens new ways for obtaining British citizenship through ancestry, with implications for e.g. Chagossians.
On this date the new High Potential Individual visa is launched, which allows graduated from a list of so-called top ranked non-UK universities to work for 2 years in the UK.
From this date onwars, children will be able to apply for citizenship fee waiver, if they can prove that it would be unaffordable.
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.
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.
How the controversial nationality and borders bill may help people from Chagos Islands and Hong Kong
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.
This marks the date on which the UK government's Migration and Economic Development Partnership with Rwanda is announced, which creates the possibility for 'offshoring' asylum seekers in the UK to Rwanda.
Read more about the implications of the deal here.
The Global Business Mobility visa comes into force, which includes the new UK Expansion Worker scheme, replacing the Sole Representative visa.
Ornamental horicultural workers are added to the shortage occupation list for the Skilled Worker visa, in an extension to the temporary seasonal worker scheme.
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.
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.
On this day the new concession for Lounes dual nationals takes effect, which allows them to sponsor relevant family members under the EUSS and the EUSS family permit.
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
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'.
This scheme allows Ukrainians to come to the UK for up to 3 years if they have a UK sponsor.
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.
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.
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
The home office closes the Tier 1 Investor Visa route over security and corruption concerns.
Frontline carers are added to the shortage occupation list for the Skilled Worker visa, in an extension to the temporary seasonal worker 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".
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.
This was introduced as a (temporary) measure to address post-Brexit shortages for poultry workers, butchers and HGV drivers delivering food.
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.
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Memorandum of understading re: migration and mobility partnership between UK and India.
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)
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.