Immigration and Visas - Useful Links

Useful links and information around Immigration and visas

New Plan for Growth Routes and Right to Work

As part of the implementation of the UK Government’s Plan for Growth we have made changes to the immigration system, seeing the launch of three new visa routes:

  • Global Business Mobility, opening on 11 April

  • High Potential Individual, opening on 30 May

  • Scale-up, opening on 22 August

    Alongside this, following positive feedback from employers about the ability to conduct right to work checks remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, from 6 April we are enabling employers to use Identification Document Validation Technology (IDVT) service providers to carry out digital identity checks of British and Irish citizens (with a valid passport) on their behalf.

    This means that from 6 April, there will be three ways employers can carry out right to work checks on job applicants:

  • A Home Office online right to work check

  • A manual right to work check

  • A right to work digital identity check using IDVT via the services of third-party identity service providers (IDSP)

Read more here: Points-based immigration system information for employers – 6 April updates

EU, EEA and Swiss Citizens Protected Under the Withdrawal Agreement








  • EUSS Covid-19 guidance



Digital Status

  • From 1 July 2021, EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members granted status under the EU Settlement Scheme will need to evidence their rights in the UK with their digital immigration status, rather than their passport or ID card. For example, they may need to do this when applying for a job or when renting a property.


  • We have published a new guide for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens on viewing and proving their immigration status (eVisa). The guide explains how people can view and prove their immigration status, update their details, what they should expect when crossing the UK border and how to get help accessing their immigration status.
  • It is important that EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members keep their personal details up to date and inform the Home Office if their travel document changes, using the View and Prove service.

Right to Work and Right to Rent Checks

All New Arrivals to the UK from 1 January 2021

Coming to the UK

UK Points-Based Immigration System information for EU, EEA and Swiss Citizens





Information on Visa Routes






Employers Guidance

  • The UK points-based immigration system: An introduction for Employers










  • Employers guide to becoming a licensed sponsor of skilled migrant workers



Further Information




  • Immigration Advice
    • Find an immigration adviser – GOV.UK (

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