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Migrant Workers: Visas

Question for Home Office

UIN HL10452, tabled on 17 November 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to widen the scope, and (2) to extend the length, of Permitted Paid Engagement visas after the transition period for the UK's departure from the EU has ended.

Answered on

1 December 2020

The Permitted Paid Engagement visitor route currently allows professionals in several sectors to enter the UK for up to one month to undertake permitted paid engagements, where they have been invited by a UK-based organisation and without the need to apply through the sponsored work routes. Non-visa nationals can apply for entry under this route at the border. Visa nationals must apply for entry under this route before travel. The requirements in the Immigration Rules are otherwise the same for both cohorts.

We will continue to keep our policy under close review as free movement ends, including through wide engagement and dialogue with stakeholders from a range of sectors.

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