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Key Points

  • The UK introduced new changes under the Global Business Mobility route, the Hong Kong British National Overseas route, and expanded visa-exempt travel


The United Kingdom’s (UK) government will implement changes to the country’s immigration rules. Changes to the Global Business Mobility (GBM) route will include the following:

  • Lifting the requirement for foreign nationals to provide an employment application change if their salary is reduced due to health-related hourly reductions
  • Lifting the requirement for foreign nationals to provide notice to the government when a delayed start date is expected so long as the delay is no more than 28 days
  • Allowing Australian and New Zealand nationals to qualify under the Service Supplier sub-route so long as the services provided are covered by a free trade agreement established with one of the two countries

Changes to the Hong Kong British National Overseas (BNO) route include the following:

  • Expanding provisions so that children of BNO status holders can apply for the route separately beginning November 30, 2022

The government also expanded short-term stay visa-exempt entry to Colombia, Guyana, and Peru nationals.

What are the Changes?

The government of the UK introduced several changes to its immigration rules on October 13, 2022. These changes will go into effect throughout November 2022. The government indicates it regularly reviews the country’s immigration rules to ensure clarity and up-to-date regulations.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of the UK’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Government of the United Kingdom

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