A new immigration system will come into effect from the 1st January 2021 and will apply to people arriving in the UK from the 1st January, meaning EU citizens moving to the UK to work will need to get a visa in advance. If you are an individual planning to visit and work, study or settle in the UK from 2021 or you are a UK organisation or business looking to recruit the services of an EU citizen, there are specific criteria which need to be met.
At the heart of it will be the Points-Based Immigration System, which will be a fair system, because it will treat people from every part of the world equally. This system will treat EU and non-EU citizens equally and aims to attract people who can contribute to the UK’s economy.
EU citizens applying for a skilled worker visa will need to show they have a job offer from an approved employer sponsor to be able to apply. If you’re an employer planning to sponsor skilled migrants from 2021, and are not currently an approved sponsor, you should consider getting approved now.
If you need more information on the new immigration system effective from the 1st January 2021, please contact us here.