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Key Points

On September 25, 2021, the UK government announced that it would add 5,000 HGV drivers and 5,500 poultry workers to the existing visa scheme until December 24, 2021


The UK government announced that it will relax immigration rules and introduce a temporary short-term visa scheme in order to cope with current supply-chain shortages. As many as 5,000 short-term visas will be issued to HGV drivers and 5,500 for poultry workers. These visas will be valid until December 24, 2021. The recruitment of workers for these visas will begin in October 2021 and will allow individuals to enter the UK through the Temporary Worker routes.

What’s Changed?

Beginning in October more individuals will be eligible to work in the UK temporarily until December 24, 2021. 10,500 short-term visas will be opened through the UK’s temporary visa scheme.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the UK’s government website for future updates and CIP’s website for further information.

Sources: Government of UK

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