Immigration News - Announcements - GOV.UK
Updated: 55 min 40 sec ago
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).
Doctors, nurses and paramedics with visas due to expire before 1 October 2020 will have them automatically extended for one year.
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.
Leave extended to 31 May for individuals who are currently unable to return home at the end of their visa.
The bill will end free movement and give the government full control of UK borders for the first time in four decades.
Abi Tierney has been appointed as the new Director General of Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) and UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).
New points-based immigration system will open up the UK to the brightest and the best from around the world.
Changes are being made to the Windrush Compensation Scheme to make it more flexible and to keep it open for longer.
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.
Top scientists to be given fast-tracked entry into the UK.
The ballot for the Youth Mobility Scheme 2020 for South Korean nationals will be opened in February 2020.
More top scientists and researchers are to be given fast tracked entry to the UK.
A new £1 million wave of UK government advertising to encourage EU citizens to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme has launched today.
Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced that there have been 2 million applications to the EU Settlement Scheme.
Latest published statistics show that there were almost 300,000 applications to the scheme in the month of August.
The shortage of occupation list has today been expanded to include a range of skilled occupations, following changes to the Immigration Rules.
If there's a no deal Brexit, border controls will be introduced to make it harder for criminals to enter the UK.
To raise awareness of the Windrush Compensation Scheme a series of community events will be held across the country.
New statistics up to the end of July show more than 950,000 applications from England, 50,000 from Scotland, 15,000 from Wales and 12,000 from Northern Ireland.
The world’s top scientists will be encouraged to move to the UK under a shake-up of immigration rules announced by the Prime Minister today.