The United Kingdom signed Brexit in 2016 to leave the European Union (EU). The rules for Immigration have also changed, and now the United Kingdom is taking full control of the migration. They are instituting new Immigration and border laws to serve the people of the United Kingdom.
These laws have been established to help the economy of the country, as well. They enable the people who come to the United Kingdom to make a contribution and to integrate with the people of the United Kingdom.
The new law will be the same for the people of all nationalities. There will be no special regard for the people in the European Union. But there will be new provisions for student immigration, and there will be new laws to provide more opportunities. These are some of the latest changes in the rules and systems in UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).
Due to the interrelation of Immigration and politics, a variety of changes have been introduced. The most significant changes have been made in European Union settlement, Tier 1, and Tier 2 schemes. Innovator and Start-up visas have also been introduced.
With the new year coming up, there will be a lot of developments in the immigration department. This is to invite international students, new business opportunities, and many other things.
Here are some changes in UK Immigration Policies in 2020:
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New rules and opportunities for International Students:
Earlier, international students are allowed to stay up to 4 months after their graduation. This is to find a suitable job for themselves in the United Kingdom. This short period of time results in the majority of students applying for higher education courses or returning to their home countries.
But the newly instituted rule gives the international students two years to stay in the United Kingdom after their graduation. This amount of time will provide a plethora of opportunities for international students to carefully plan out their careers in the United Kingdom.
Due to Brexit, the United Kingdom has complete rule over immigration laws. These new immigration laws had made new regulations and provisions for EU businesses and EU nationals in the United Kingdom. The businesses that export and import goods between the UK and Europe have to clear their roles in the supply chain. Consequently, they have to clear the VAT implications.
New Laws for STEM Graduates
The new regulations and provisions in the United Kingdom have made a particular focus on Science and Development. Therefore special arrangements are made for STEM students and the graduate students that are planning to come to the United Kingdom. There are some types of VIsas which are relevant to these kinds of students. These Visas include Startup Visa-
1. Tier 1 for Highly Skilled migrants.
2. Tier 2 skilled workers ( for the ones that are on the shortage occupation list).
3. Tier 4 for students.
Opportunities around these laws regarding STEM students are expected to develop within a few years to provide more opportunities for research and development.