Archived—the post-Brexit immigration system: what does it look like?

The following Immigration practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Archived—the post-Brexit immigration system: what does it look like?
  • Background
  • Changes of form, changes of substance
  • Routes of entry under the new system: business immigration
  • Skilled workers
  • Intra-Company Transfer
  • Sponsorship
  • Innovator
  • Start-up
  • Global talent
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Archived—the post-Brexit immigration system: what does it look like?

This Practice Note was last updated on 16 March 2021. It provides a high-level summary of the post-Brexit immigration system, and the changes to the rules governing entry to the UK which took effect for non–EEA citizens from 1 December 2020, and for EEA citizens who were not covered by the EU Settlement Scheme, from 1 January 2021. This includes details of key policy developments and announcements in advance of, and immediately succeeding, IP completion date. It has been archived and is no longer being updated.

On 19 February 2020, the government announced details of the ‘new’ post-Brexit UK immigration system, with significant changes to the rules governing entry to the UK due to take effect from 1 January 2021. Further details were announced on 13 July 2020.

On 22 October 2020, the Home Office issued a substantial Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 813 (‘Statement of Changes HC 813’), along with an Explanatory Memorandum. The Statement implements many categories of the post-Brexit immigration system (termed the ‘Future Points-Based Immigration System’). Most changes come into effect on 1 December 2020 for non–EEA/Swiss citizens, and for EEA/Swiss citizens who are not covered by the EU Settlement Scheme, from 1 January 2021. For further information, see: LNB News 22/10/2020 80.

On 1 December 2020 the Home Office issued new

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