First published on 28 March 2020. Last updated 22 May 2020. Many of our clients have expressed deep concern about their immigration circumstances, in light of the coronavirus or Covid-19. Here we look at UK Immigration and Visas’ (UKVI’s) latest guidance on coronavirus and UK immigration.
The UK Government recently announced fundamental changes to the Tier 2 categories. In 2015, the government had commissioned the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to review the Tier 2 immigration categories. The MAC were specifically requested to advise on how to make the Tier 2 criteria more robust yet flexible enough to allow key skills shortages to be met within the UK. Having considered MAC’s recommendations and in March 2016 announced key changes to Tier 2.