Views on settlement for non-EU workers needed – Home Office

Posted June 13th, 2011 in consultations, immigration, migrant workers, news, visas by tracey

“Migrants coming to work on temporary visas will no longer be able to apply for permanent settlement, under proposals announced today. The current system has meant that almost anyone who has been working in the UK for five years is eligible to apply to stay permanently. Launching a public consultation on reforms to the work routes leading to settlement today, the immigration minister also set out plans to re-classify visas as either ‘temporary’ or ‘permanent’ and introduce stricter criteria for those who want to stay.”

Full press release

Home Office, 9th June 2011