Some recent news stories about immigration in the UK !!What does it mean ? Please visit OM INTERNATIONAL to know more!!!

         Some recent news stories about immigration in the UK !!

vThe UK is launching an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) scheme in October 2023. Non-visa nationals will need an ETA to transit through the UK or stay for six months as a visitor.

vThe UK plans to ease certain work visa rules for Indians as part of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India.

vThe Home Office changed the Immigration Rules, restricting students from switching to work visas before completing their.

vThe UK Government announced new immigration rules for 2022. The new rules introduce an elite points-based route to attract the brightest and best to the UK.

Other recent news stories about immigration in the UK include: 

Rishi Sunak turning immigration officer for a day

UK PM Rishi Sunak talking tough on illegal immigration

The UK will not change immigration policy to secure India trade deal

Major changes announced for British citizenship in a surprise move by Suella Braverman

You will not be able to use an EU, EEA or Swiss national ID card to enter the UK from 1 October 2021 unless you: have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme. applied to the EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June 2021 but have not received a decision yet.




At the end of 2022, the Home Office made changes to the new points-based immigration system. The Skilled Worker application route opened for applications and replaced the Tier 2 (General work visa) route. Whilst there are a number of similarities between Tier 2 (General) and the Skilled Worker route, changes have been implemented to allow employers to sponsor a wider workforce from outside the UK. These adjustments appear to make the system much more flexible and may encourage migrants to see the United Kingdom as a more appealing destination. The new points-based system will include a route for skilled workers who have a job offer from an approved employer sponsor.





As the change prohibiting students to be accompanied by their dependants will only apply to students who are starting courses from 1 January 2024, there will be no impact upon students who are making applications relating to courses starting in autumn 2023. From 1 January 2024, international students will only be able to bring dependants if they are government-sponsored or are studying for a Ph.D., doctorate, or a research-based higher degree. Dependents who are already in the United Kingdom can still extend their leave if they are eligible to do so.




The changes in relation to international students switching out of the student route will affect all international students from 17 July 2023, departing from the usual convention that changes to the Immigration Rules come into force no earlier than 21 days after their being laid in Parliament. This has been implemented to reduce the potential influx of applications for dependants and switching being made in the 21 days usually available.




These changes will remove the ability for students to switch to another route before their studies have been completed. Students who are undertaking courses at degree level or above will still be able to apply before their course has been completed; however, their employment start date must not be before their course completion.


However, it will still be possible to start work once the application is approved, even if this is before the start date on the Certificate of Sponsorship. In the case of Ph.D. students, they will be able to switch after 24 months of study.


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