Immigration Update: New Post-Brexit Immigration Rules announced

Posted in : Immigration and Employment Updates on 27 October 2020
Conor McCrory
Cleaver Fulton Rankin
Issues covered: Immigration; Brexit; Preventing Illegal Working; Points Based Immigration

The Home Office have released the final confirmed details of how the new immigration system will operate through a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules spanning an impressive 514 pages!

Various policy statements throughout 2020 provided an insight into the inner workings of the planned new immigration system. The Statement of Changes released on 22 October 2020 confirms many of the details contained in the policy statements and now finalises how the new immigration system will operate.

What are the new rules specifically?

The vast majority of the new rules will apply to any UK visa application submitted after 9am on 1 December 2020. Some of the key changes will include the

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This article is correct at 27/10/2020

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Conor McCrory
Cleaver Fulton Rankin

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