Brexit and Immigration

Changes to the UK Immigration Rules take effect from 1 December 2020, affecting businesspeople, sponsored workers and their employers; religious orders and ministers of religion; and individuals seeking to live and work in the UK post-Brexit.

Brexit immigration advice for individuals

If you’re hoping to live and work in the UK, your application to do so must meet certain criteria. These can include minimum requirements for your salary, your level of English or the skills and qualifications you need for a given career or role.

Several of these criteria are changing in important ways as a result of Brexit. We’ve spent time understanding these changes and how they affect applications like yours. For straightforward advice from an expert immigration solicitor, speak to us today.

The EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

If your business employs people from the EU, you will be affected by the changes to the Immigration Rules. Staff employed before 31 December 2020 will be able to remain under the EU Settlement Scheme. Their families may be able to join them later. For recruitment of EU citizens from January 2021, names of immigration routes are changing, as are the requirements concerning skill level and salary of migrant workers. Now is the time to make sure you are compliant.

Our experienced business immigration team has studied the details of all the rule changes, so they are best placed to give you relevant, straightforward advice. Employers without a licence but who may need one from 2021 are strongly encouraged to apply now and become familiar with the requirements and duties of a sponsor.

Brexit immigration advice for religious orders

The two immigration routes for religious workers will be changing their names, and will now be known as T2 Minister of Religion and T5 (Temporary Worker) Religious Worker, as well as being subject to several other adjustments.

The T2 Minister of Religion route is now clearly reserved for those playing a key leading role in a faith-based organisation. There is a partial removal of the Resident Labour Market Test, and changes make it easier to switch between routes. Speak to us today to ensure you get sponsorship in T2 or T5 right.

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Why choose Latitude Law?

Our aim is to help professionals to navigate the complex UK immigration system and exceptional talent rules. Our lawyers are experts in immigration rules, Home Office policy and the case law which guides the courts and tribunals. Our passion for immigration law, legal expertise and advocacy skills have allowed us to help countless clients reach their end-goal of living and working in the UK.

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