Foreign Students (UK Brexit)

Exit day is 31st October (this date is in a Statutory Instrument)

Today, 11th September, HMG announced foreign students would be offered a Graduate Route of 2-year stay for work after study.

Here

This will be a 2-year post-study work visa, open to all graduates.

Students will need to have successfully completed a degree from a trusted UK university or higher education provider which has a proven track record in upholding immigration checks and other rules on studying in the UK.

This will sit alongside the 3-year Euro TLR announced for EU nationals arriving after Exit day. (See recent post)

And the Ireland-UK Common Travel Area (CTA).

UPDATE : A second announcement on the 2-year post-study work visas is here.

Other sector announcements were the creation of a new fast-track visa route for scientists and the removal of the limit on PHD students moving into the skilled work visa route.

Travelling to the UK (UK Brexit)

Exit day is 31st October 2019

(or it may be the later date of 31st January 2020 – I will put a separate post if/when the Exit day changes to 31st January 2020)

Announced yesterday (4th September) by the UK Home Office – confirmation of return of the International Border – here

* no blue EU customs channel at ports/airports

* all travellers to UK must declare to customs (by choosing the red or green channel)

* blue UK passports in 2019 (passport renewals)

* no right to permanent residence for EU arrivals (this will be by Statutory Instrument)

* visitors and travellers for short trips will be let in

* stays beyond 3 months must be covered by successful applications to online Euro TLR (these can be made whilst in UK, and up to 31st December 2020)

* Euro TLR will permit one 3-yr stay only

* Euro TLR will permit work and property rental

* Employers not obliged to distinguish between Settled Status and Euro TLR workers until Jan 2021 (when new points-based Immigration system introduced)

* Foreigners owning UK property is unaffected (I believe – the announcement is silent) – but note the visitation restriction

EU arrivals after Exit day (UK Brexit)

Exit day is 31st October 2019

(by statutory instrument, not the commencement order recently signed)

The Home Office today confirmed an entirely new system is being developed for EU arrivals after Exit day, and the European Temporary Leave to Remain (announced in January 2019) is not being progressed.

Here.

Although this Blog does not post on immigration, I will post when details of the new system are announced.

Any questions on this should be addressed to the UK Home Office.