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England Travel rules: Covid-19 tests, vaccines and quarantine

If you are travelling to the UK from another country, there are multiple rules that need to be followed due to Covid-19.   Updates to the Covid-19 travel rules If you are fully vaccinated and you arrive after 4am on 11th February 2022: You do not have to take a PCR or LFD COVID-19 test before

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child adopted outside the UK

Short-term visas for lorry drivers and poultry workers announced

Due to the current shortage of Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) drivers in the UK the government has announced multiple new measures. In addition to introducing free, short and intensive training courses to become HGV drivers for British residents, and sending thank-you letters to British HGV drivers (encouraging those who have left the industry to return),

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Fast-track routes for talented individuals to come to the UK

On 10th September 2021, the UK government announced further simplifications to the Immigration Rules, focused on high-achieving individuals. International Sportsperson route announced The publication outlined the creation of a new fast-track International Sportsperson visa route, that is said to make it easier for professional athletes to work in the UK. This route is said to

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‘Operation Warm Welcome’: supporting Afghan arrivals in the UK

In a new press release published on 1st September the UK government announced that arriving Afghan nationals will be given immediate indefinite leave to remain, funding for school attendance and access to healthcare under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP). This is a scheme for Afghans who worked closely with the British military and

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Reimagining the UK’s Innovator Visa: New visa routes announced

In a new policy paper published by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the UK government outlined plans to become a global hub for innovation. One of the ways in which it wants to achieve this is by opening up new visa routes – ‘High Potential Individual Visa’ and ‘Scale-up Visa’ –

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New Resettlement Route for Afghan refugees announced

On 18 August 2021, the UK government has outlined a new scheme welcoming Afghan women, children and others to the UK. What we know so far The goal is to welcome 5,000 Afghan nationals this year. Women, girls, religious and other minorities will be prioritised as they are most likely to be at a risk

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graduate visa will be available from 1 July 2021

Nine things we’ve learnt about the Graduate Immigration Route

The Graduate immigration route will open for applications on 1 July 2021. This route is for international students who have successfully completed their studies in the UK at bachelor’s degree level or above and wish to stay for an additional period of time. Graduates will be permitted to work full time and undertake self-employed work.

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