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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-55133506
Anyone have a link for where/how to apply for this visa?


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Here you go:
https://www.gov.uk/skilled-worker-visa


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How is this any different to a normal tier 2 visa? In terms of you still needing to find a sponsor that is govt approved and you are then tied to that sponsor to be able to stay in the UK?


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How is this any different to a normal tier 2 visa? In terms of you still needing to find a sponsor that is govt approved and you are then tied to that sponsor to be able to stay in the UK?
Have a read through the link - it will tell you what you need to know... but yes, you must still find a company sponsor and your visa is tied to your job.


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How is this any different to a normal tier 2 visa? In terms of you still needing to find a sponsor that is govt approved and you are then tied to that sponsor to be able to stay in the UK?

Basically, the new immigration changes have been brought in to end the EU allowing their "Free Movement" to the UK and to end all the routes to the UK that the European Court of Justice allows for non-EEA citizens.

With that in mind, you can see how you must have a work sponsor for a visa to the UK and how that employer must have a licence to be able to sponsor. Tier 2 General visa holders are already free to change sponsors. But there is no more having to pass a RLMT and no cooling off period (outside the UK) as the UK wants the skilled workers.

Unsurprisingly, gone is the one-man-band limited companies (contracting) and the self employed, that the EU allowed to be in the UK. The UK's Tier 2 General visa never allowed contracting and for an entrepreneur  (those who have companies that will create jobs for British citizens) the UK already has a visa for these.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2020, 05:57:11 PM by Sirius »


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Unsurprisingly, gone is the one-man-band limited companies (contracting) and the self employed, that the EU allowed to be in the UK. The UK's Tier 2 General visa never allowed contracting and for an entrepreneur  (those who have companies that will create jobs for British citizens) the UK already has a visa for these.

I should have said that for entrepeneurs, it's the Innovator visa, but that is only for the type of entrepeneur that  the UK wants. If their business is not innovative, they won't pass the endorsing body and they will be refused a visa..  ILR after 3 years for this visa holder.

https://www.gov.uk/innovator-visa
"You can apply for an Innovator visa if:

    you want to set up and run an innovative business in the UK - it must be something that’s different from anything else on the market
    your business or business idea has been endorsed by an approved body, also known as an endorsing body."

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"Eligibility

"You must be able to show that your business idea is:

    new - you cannot join a business that is already trading
    innovative - you must have an original business idea which is different from anything else on the market
    viable, with potential for growth"



There is also the Start-up visa, that is for up to 2 years, can't be extended and doesn't lead to settlement in the UK.

https://www.gov.uk/start-up-visa

"Eligibility


You must be endorsed by an authorised body that is either:

    a UK higher education institution
    a business organisation with a history of supporting UK entrepreneurs

You must be able to show that your business idea is:

    a new idea - you cannot join in a business that is already trading
    innovative - you must have an original business idea which is different from anything else on the market
    viable - it has potential for growth"

[If you want to stay longer in the UK]

You cannot apply to extend this visa.

You may be able to switch to an Innovator visa if you set up a business while on a Start-up visa and:

    your endorsing body assessed and agreed it
    it is active, trading and sustainable
    you have day to day involvement in it"


« Last Edit: December 04, 2020, 01:45:22 PM by Sirius »


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