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Immigration Rules: UK Government published a Statement of Changes

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The Government published a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules on 17 July 2023: Here is the summary

  • Students will no longer be able to bring newly arriving dependants to the UK for courses after Jan 2024
  • Students must complete their course before applying to change their visa to a working visa (including Skilled Worker, Global Business Mobility, Ancestry, etc)

In addition, from 7/8 August 2023:

  • Surinder Singh & Zambrano routes under the EU Settlement Scheme to be closed to new applicants from 8 August 2023
  • Validity for EU Settlement Scheme applications to include reasonable grounds for delay in applying (whereas currently, this is an eligibility criteria)
  • Those with Pre-Settled Status will not make a further application for Settled Status – update also communicated separately that this will be for anyone with PSS from September 2023 onwards and it will be extended for two years automatically
  • For GPs – extended visa grant for four months following completion of GP specialty training
  • Additions to Shortage Occupation List for plasterers, bricklayers, roofers, construction workers, fisherman jobs
  • Confirmation that New Zealand nationals can extend their existing two year Youth Mobility visas for a further one year (from 7 August)
  •  Introduction of new Diplomatic Missions Interns Scheme for the Government Authorised Exchange route
  • Amendments to the restrictions on access to public funds for Hong Kong BN(O) individuals and under the Private Life routes
  •  Extension of the Ukraine visa scheme to May 2024
  •  Allowing couples to apply together in the Adult Dependent Relative route, where only one requires the care of a settled person in the UK
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