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Rule changes to make it easier to recruit health and care staff

March 4, 2021 - 12:54pm
Roles added to the Shortage Occupation List.

Graduate route to open to international students on 1 July 2021

March 4, 2021 - 12:51pm
Route is for international students who want to work following the successful completion of a course of study at UK bachelor’s degree-level or above.  

Hong Kong BN(O) visa: UK government launch digital process

February 23, 2021 - 1:15am
App comes as thousands of people apply to the BN(O) visa route.

Hong Kong BN(O) visa: UK government to honour historic commitment

January 29, 2021 - 1:15am
The UK government will deliver on its commitment to open a new visa for Hong Kong BN(O) status holders on Sunday.

People urged to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

January 21, 2021 - 12:34pm
Deadline to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme 30 June 2021.

Windrush compensation scheme overhauled

December 14, 2020 - 6:45pm
The Windrush Compensation Scheme has been reformed following a consultation with the Windrush Working Group.

Families reunited as asylum seekers transferred to the UK

October 2, 2020 - 5:26pm
The UK has announced the successful transfer of 28 asylum seekers from Greece to reunite with their family members here, showing its ongoing global leadership in providing refuge for the most vulnerable.

First virtual citizenship ceremony welcomed by Home Office minister

July 20, 2020 - 5:16pm
Home Office Minister Kevin Foster attended the UK’s first virtual citizenship ceremony today.

New working group launched to address challenges faced by Windrush generation

June 22, 2020 - 1:15am
The Home Secretary has launched a cross-government working group to address challenges faced by the Windrush generation and their descendants.

Home Office extends bereavement scheme to NHS support staff and social care workers

May 20, 2020 - 7:43pm
The bereavement scheme has been extended to the families and dependants of NHS support staff and social care workers who die as a result of contracting coronavirus (COVID-19).

NHS frontline workers visas extended so they can focus on fighting coronavirus

March 31, 2020 - 2:44pm
Doctors, nurses and paramedics with visas due to expire before 1 October 2020 will have them automatically extended for one year.

COVID-19 IMPACT: UK Visa Application Centre in Accra Closure

March 26, 2020 - 3:22pm
Due to the international effort to reduce the spread of coronavirus, the UK Visa Application Centre in Accra will be closed to the public effective immediately.

Visas extended for those currently unable to return home due to COVID-19

March 24, 2020 - 7:00pm
Leave extended to 31 May for individuals who are currently unable to return home at the end of their visa.

Landmark Immigration Bill to end free movement introduced to Parliament

March 5, 2020 - 1:15am
The bill will end free movement and give the government full control of UK borders for the first time in four decades.

New Director General appointed to HMPO and UKVI

February 27, 2020 - 6:11pm
Abi Tierney has been appointed as the new Director General of Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) and UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

Home Secretary announces new UK points-based immigration system

February 18, 2020 - 11:30pm
New points-based immigration system will open up the UK to the brightest and the best from around the world.

Windrush Compensation Scheme extended by 2 years

February 6, 2020 - 5:20pm
Changes are being made to the Windrush Compensation Scheme to make it more flexible and to keep it open for longer.

More than 3 million applications to the EU Settlement Scheme

February 6, 2020 - 11:30am
The milestone was reached less than a year after the scheme was fully launched to the public, with more than 2.7 million already granted status.

Boost for UK science with unlimited visa offer to world's brightest and best

January 27, 2020 - 1:15am
Top scientists to be given fast-tracked entry into the UK.

Youth Mobility Scheme 2020 for South Korean nationals

January 21, 2020 - 10:06am
The ballot for the Youth Mobility Scheme 2020 for South Korean nationals will be opened in February 2020.


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