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With the recent changes in UK immigration rules, there are key dates which we need to act on. These are especially important to UK businesses, employers and individuals seeking to remain in the UK and be compliant.  Our news alerts have been updating you through these changes, but with so many taking effect in the next few weeks, we have produced a simple key date summary for you.

Contact us at [email protected] if you would like to discuss any of deadlines below or if you would like us to guide you through the process.

17th May 2021


Right To Work checks


From 17th May, all employers must be in possession of the original documents being used by the employee to confirm their UK residence and right to work here.

This means that employers must see and check all original documents, such as an employee’s passport, Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) or immigration status document.

18th May 2021

BNO Citizenship program

The “Leave Outside the Rules” (LOTR) exemption will be removed from this date.

This LOTR permits Border Force officers to grant a period of up to 6 months to BNO nationals and accompanying dependants, when entering the UK before applying for the BNO visa.

30th June 2021

EU Settlement Scheme deadline

EU nationals must apply for pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme to live, work and remain in the UK by 30th June 2021.

Failure to make an application by the deadline will result in the EU national becoming unlawfully resident in the UK.

Newly arriving EU nationals (after 31st December 2020) must attain the required points and apply for the relevant visa under the new immigration system, to live and work in the UK. This could be under the Skilled Worker Route or Intra Company Transfer Route.

EU and non-EU citizens will now be treated equally to facilitate the government’s aims to attract people who can contribute to the UK’s economy.

1st July  2021

New visa requirements for UK nationals working in the EU

UK nationals seeking long term employment in the EU or to work or conduct business in the EU for more than 90 days, will require the necessary visa or work authorisation.

Please contact us on to discuss your visa and immigration requirements as each member state will have different rules and regulations.

1st July  2021

Post Graduate Visa Route

The Home Office will accept applications from international students graduating this summer to remain in the UK for two years (PhD graduates will be able to stay for 3 years), to live, work or study.




Bee has more than 18 years’ experience in UK immigration and nationality law and has been advising businesses that have been expanding into the UK or growing their UK presence or workforce.