General UK Immigration Issues

Summary Full compliance with the existing UK immigration and visa rules would pose considerable burdens, including the requirement for a certificate of sponsorship, obtaining visas, associated fees and procedures. All these requirements are navigable and doable but would take time, costs and administration effort. On the positive side, the nature of a trader’s business is […]

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UK Business Visitor Rules

Summary This section sets out the visitor rules insofar as they relate to doing business in the UK. The visitor rules may  be a sustainable long-term method of providing services in the UK through EU 26 citizens on the same basis as at present. For others, it may perhaps be possible to use them in the […]

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UK Immigration Rules Pre-Brexit

Summary This chapter sets out requirements for employer sponsorship under the general UK employment visa scheme. In effect, a sponsoring employer must have a UK base. If a trader’s employees were employed through such a base, this might preclude them being categorised as business visitors and may also impact on their personal taxation status. This […]

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Immigration Possibilities

Overview The UK government is subject to two opposing forces. On the one hand, is the fact that many of the voters in favour Brexit were concerned about immigration. On the other hand, EU migrant labour is critical in a number of sectors ranging from hospitality farming and social care to certain high skilled sectors. […]

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New UK Immigration Rules

New immigration system: what you need to know The UK is introducing a points-based immigration system from 2021. Published 28 January 2020 Last updated 19 February 2020 — On 19 February 2020, the government set out the details of the UK’s points-based immigration system. These new arrangements will take effect from 1 January 2021, once freedom […]

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Common Travel Area

Summary The purpose of this chapter is to illustrate that Irish nationals (citizens) should be entitled to continue to come to the UK to work in all likely scenarios, even in a hard Brexit. The has been a very firm commitment to the common travel area has been subject of a specific agreement between Ireland […]

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Irish Citizenship

Citizenship Citizenship grants the most extensive rights to be in the State and enjoy the benefits of its laws and protection. Nationals and naturalised residents are citizens. A wide range of persons potentially qualifies for Irish citizenship. In some cases, qualification is automatic, while in others, the Minister for Justice has an element of discretion […]

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UK Settled Status

UK Settled Status Applicants from the EEA countries and Switzerland (and their families) who have been continuously resident in the UK for 5 years at the date of application will be eligible to apply for settled status under the EUSS. Once they have held settled status for 12 months, they may then be eligible for […]

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EU26+EEA Workers in UK

Promotional material Understanding your right to work in the UK: EU, EEA and Swiss citizens (accessible version) Published 12 February 2021 Contents Introduction If you arrived in the UK by 31 December 2020 If you arrived in the UK after 31 December 2020 Print this page Introduction Following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, […]

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Frontier Workers

Frontier workers The Citizens Directive and Free Movement of Workers Regulation makes provision for frontier workers. Frontier workers are workers who live in one state and commutes to work to another state having taken up employment in that other. It also includes a person who continues in a job having moved to another state. A […]

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NHS + Migrants UK Post-Deal Guidance

Published 31 July 2014 Last updated 21 January 2021 — see all updates From: Public Health England Contents What this guidance is for Summary of changes after the Brexit transition period COVID-19 testing and treatment Free services GP services Immigration health surcharge Hospital treatment Dental treatment Special groups Data sharing Resources Print this page What this […]

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Healthcare EU Citizens UK Post-Deal Guidance

Guidance Healthcare for visitors to the UK from the EU Information on accessing healthcare for visitors to the UK from EU countries, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. From: Department of Health and Social Care Published: 19 March 2019 Last updated: 9 March 2021, see all updates Contents Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and treatment What you need to […]

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