UK new immigration rules will come into effect from January 2021, meaning that EU citizens will need to apply for a visa if they wish to live and work in the UK.
UK Visas for EU citizens
A new immigration system will apply to all EU citizens arriving in the United Kingdom from 1st January 2021. Those who are moving to the UK to work will need to get a visa in advance. For example, EU citizens applying for a skilled worker visa will need a job offer from an approved employer holding a Sponsor License and they must meet specific requirements.
If you are a European citizen and you wish to find out more about your options to enter the UK from 1st January 2021, you can get in touch with IAS’ team of immigration lawyers in London.
Investor Visa for EU citizens
Businesspeople who are seeking to invest at least £2 million in a UK business can apply for a Tier 1 Investor Visa. This permit is designed to attract international investors and many people of talent from all around the world, including the EU.
If you are willing to make a substantial financial investment in the United Kingdom, you won’t need an endorsement from an approved sponsor for your application. However, based on your circumstances, you might be required to meet certain requirements.
UK Innovator Visa for EU citizens
Experienced business owners who wish to kickstart their career in the UK can apply for a UK Innovator visa.
To be eligible, you need to have your business plan endorsed by an approved UK sponsor. Besides, you must be able to supply at least £50,000 in investment funds coming from any legitimate source.
Start-Up Visa application for EU citizens
If you plan to start your business in the UK as a young and talented graduate or entrepreneur, you may be eligible for a Start-Up Visa.
Your business plan must be endorsed by an approved body, and your idea must be innovative and viable.
Global Talent Visa for EU citizens
Formerly known as Exceptional Talent Visa, this permit is designed for those who are considered world-leading researchers, scientists and mathematicians. To be eligible, you can work either as a self-employed or being employed by another company in any sector.
Starting from January 2021, European citizens must apply for a visa to work in the UK.