UK to implement revamped immigration rules in order to become more attractive for international businesses


The UK’s immigration minister, Mark Harper, has recently announced quite an extensive list of changes regarding specific immigration rules, designed to make the country more attractive for international businesses, as well as international students.

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As a media source report reveals, the modifications will affect UK work visas such as Tier 1 visas for ‘high value migrants’ and Tier 2 visas for ‘skilled workers’, and are slated to come into force on 1st October 2013.

Proposed changes include removing the English language requirement for intra-company transferees, making it easier for those in the UK with Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visas to switch to the Tier 2 skilled worker visa and also streamlining the application process for ‘artists of exceptional promise’.

Additional changes include removing the restrictions on share ownership that apply to high-earning staff, allowing some students in the UK with Tier 4 student visas to carry out work internships in the UK, allowing business visitors to take part in a greater range of activities in the UK (including attending training courses), while also enabling both business visitors and tourists to take part in some study ‘where is incidental to the main purpose of their visit’.

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