Factbox: Britain’s post-Brexit immigration plans

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LONDON ( ) – The British government set out its biggest overhaul of immigration in decades on Wednesday, publishing a long-awaited policy paper on how it intends to approach the issue after it exits the European Union.

B上海419论坛elow are key measures in the document:

OVERVIEW:

– the new system will apply to EU and non-EU citizens

– it will prioritize skilled migrants

– it will come into force after Britain’s planned post-Brexit implementation period, due to end in December 2020

– there is no target, but a pledge to reduce annual net migration to “sustainable levels”

– Britain will introduce an Electronic Travel Authorisation system similar to the United State’s ESTA scheme

– Irish nationals will not need visas

– EU citizens will not need visas for tourist visits up to six ,上海后花园千花网Sabrina,months

SKILLED WORKER SCHEME

– no cap on numbers

– workers will need an employer to sponsor them

– they will be allowed to bring dependents, extend their stay and in some cases settle permanently

– employers will no longer be required to carry out a resident labor market test

– this visa will be subject to a minimum salary threshold, to be set in consultation with businesses over the next year

– where there ,上海419论坛Lance,are specific skills shortages, the minimum salary threshold may be lowered

– the government will aim to process most work visas within three weeks

TEMPORARY WORKER SCHEME

– transitional measure, which will be reviewed by 2025

– open to workers of any skill level from “low risk” countries, including the EU

– limited to 12 months, followed by a further 12-month “cooling off” period to continuous work

– these workers will not be allowed to bring dependents or access public funds

– they will not be entitled to extend their stay or seek permanent settlement

– do not have to be sponsored by an employer or have a job offer

SECTOR-SPECIFIC SCHEMES

– no plans for such schemes, with the possible exception of seasonal agricultural workers

– a small-scale pilot scheme for agricultural workers will be run in 2019

STUDENTS

– no limit on numbers of international students

– will be allowed to stay in Britain for a fixed period after they have finished studying in order to find work: six months for undergraduate and masters students and a year for PhD students

EU CITIZENS ALREADY IN BRITAIN

– will need to apply for settled status

– need to have been living in the UK continuously for five years to be eligible

– those who arrive before the end of the implementation period but have not been in Britain for five years can ap,上海419论坛最新Easton,ply for pre-settled status so they can stay until they have accumulated five years

– the settlement scheme will be open until six months after the end of the implementation period

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