Care workers added to Health and care visa from 15th Feb 2022

Starting 15th February 2022 carers can apply for Health and Care skilled worker visa Home Office has announced that starting on 15th February 2022 care workers will be able to apply for Health and Care visa under the Skilled Worker visa scheme. All organizations holding a valid Skilled Worker sponsor licence can sponsor workers from the ‘Soc Code 6145 Care Workers and home carers’. 6145 Care workers and home carers…

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Asylum seekers to be allowed work in the UK

Are asylum seekers allowed to work in the UK? The current staff shortages in many sectors brought back the discussion whether asylum seekers should be permitted to work in the UK whilst their asylum claims are under consideration by the Home Office. As a general rule, asylum claimants are not normally allowed to work whilst their claim is being considered. They are instead provided with accommodation and support to meet…

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Another fine mess

Best and brightest? City AM published yet another story of immigration and visa woes of UK visa applicants. In this case a young Chinese woman living in the UK was denied unmarried partner visa by the Home Office. That happened despite the fact that she was in a long term relationship with her British partner and the couple have been together for eight years. As a result, the couple is…

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UK hopeful for trade agreement with India

Trade agreement with India in the works Entering into trade agreements is one of the key priorities for UK government after Brexit. The initial discussions with India are due to take place this month (January 2022), when the UK International Trade Secretary travels to India. Trade agreement with India would be a great achievement for the UK government. India does not have trade deals with US or the EU, and…

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Care workers added to Health and Care Visa

Immigration rules to ease for care home sector There are some good changes coming soon to alleviate the staff shortages in the UK care sector. From about January/February 2022, for at least twelve months care workers, care assistants and home care workers will be added to the Shortage Occupation list and be eligible for the Health and Care Visa visa scheme. These new changes allow for less senior care staff…

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