UK Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP)
You have a later deadline – for example, you’re joining a family member in the UK who was living in the UK by 31 December 2020.
You have ‘reasonable grounds’ for being unable to apply by 30 June 2021 – for example, you had an illness or were the victim of domestic abuse.
UK VISA PROGRAMMES
Further visa reforms
Introduce, by March 2022, an elite points-based visa. Within this visa there will be a ‘scale-up’ stream, enabling those with a job offer from a recognised UK scale-up to qualify for a fast-track visa;
Reform the ‘Global Talent’ visa, including to allow holders of international prizes and winners of scholarships and programmes for early promise to qualify automatically;
Review the ‘Innovator’ visa to make it easier for those with the skills and experience to found an innovative business to obtain a visa;
Launch a new ‘Global Business Mobility’ visa (in place of the Representative of an Overseas Business category) for overseas businesses to establish a presence or transfer staff to the UK;
Provide practical support to small firms that are using the visa system for the first time;
Modernise the immigration sponsorship system to make it easier to use. The government will publish a delivery roadmap in the summer;
Establish a global outreach strategy by expanding the ‘Global Entrepreneur Programme’, marketing the UK’s visa offering and explore building an overseas talent network.
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