The government has begun revealing more information about its plans for a new immigration system when the United Kingdom leaves the European Union (EU). It was said that visas will not be issued to employees with low levels of expertise, and that firms should "move away" from depending on "cheap labor" from Europe. We address readers' questions on visas, skills, entrepreneurs, and more.
If a foreign worker who is currently working in the UK loses their employment after 2021 due to the new regulations, how will this effect them? Dave Platt, from Broseley, in the county of Shropshire
Workers from EU countries who are currently living and working in the UK are encouraged to submit an application to the EU Settlement Scheme. If they are successful, they will be entitled to stay in the UK beyond the 30th of June 2021 and apply for the same benefits as UK nationals if they find themselves in a position where they are jobless.
It is not necessary for Irish nationals to submit an application for the program. The United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland are both members of the Common Travel Area. Within the framework of UK law, Irish people have a unique status that is distinct from, and even predates, the rights that they are entitled to as EU members.
Workers from outside the EU are subject to a different set of regulations than EU migrants who arrive in the country after the transition period has concluded. Those who are laid off from their jobs will be required to go back to their home country, unless they have been granted permission to stay indefinitely.
The regulations established by the Home Office regarding whether employees are eligible to stay in the UK after losing their jobs are complicated, but they are available to read online.
What are the implications of Brexit for low-skilled EU employees who are currently employed in the UK, such as those in the care industry? - Diane Hammond, from Horam in East Sussex
If they want to remain in the nation beyond the deadline of June 30, 2021, all EU citizens who are already residing in the UK will be required to submit an application to the EU Settlement Scheme.
Applicants who are successful in meeting the requirements of the program - which also applies to citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland - will be eligible for either settled or pre-settled status.
After the United Kingdom quits the European Union, this will ensure that EU nationals continue to have the same access to medical treatment and educational opportunities.
Anyone who does not submit their application by the specified time will lose their right to lawfully reside in the nation.
Workers from other parts of the globe with lower levels of education and training will already have visas. When their supply is depleted, they will be required to reapply in accordance with the most recent set of regulations.
How do you define skilled? There are unqualified individuals in the construction industry that have a great deal of experience and expertise. - Chris, Haddenham, Bucks
According to the government, skilled employees will be defined as those working in occupations that need A-levels, Scottish Highers, or technical equivalents. This is an enlargement of the present definition, which only covers graduates. The current definition only applies to migrants who come from outside of the EU.
People who work in some areas of agriculture and those who wait tables would not be included in the new skilled category; however, individuals who have certifications in things like carpentry, plastering, and childminding would be included. It's possible that those working in fields like as construction who have gained their expertise on the job but don't have any formal credentials won't be able to get visas.
A system that is based on points is envisioned to be used for immigration once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. To be eligible for employment in the UK under this program, foreign nationals would need to accumulate a total of seventy points.
People who have PhD degrees in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) as well as those who have relevant talents will each earn 20 points in the scoring system.
What about employees in the EU who have lesser levels of education from the UK? - London
Citizens of the United Kingdom who are already living and working in an EU member state, plus Switzerland, Iceland, Lichtenstein, or Norway before to the conclusion of the transition period on December 31, 2020 will be entitled to continue doing so beyond that date.
However, this would only be applicable in the member state of the EU in which they had their primary residence. It is not yet known for certain whether or not they will be permitted to continue working across national boundaries inside the EU.
During the time of transition, discussions between the UK and the EU will take place to determine the ultimate status of British citizens working in other EU nations.
Nationals of the United Kingdom are required to register as residents of the country in which they now live.
Each member state of the EU has its own set of procedures to follow in order to submit an application for permanent residency.