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Annual Immigration Update 2023 – Webinar

In this webinar our Immigration team explain the latest immigration updates, including the recent hike in immigration fees, increases to penalties for failing to comply with right to work checks, improvements to the sponsorship management system (SMS), and the electronic travel authorization (ETA) scheme implementation.

The video includes discussions on:

  • Recent addition of roles to the shortage occupation list in the construction sector and the increases in the minimum salary rates for working visa routes.
  • The new visa routes together with changes to existing routes to incorporate terms of trades deals with New Zealand, Australia and Canada and the changes to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) for individuals with pre-settled status.
  • The improvements in the SMS, providing cost savings to registered sponsors.
  • The Right to Work (RTW) process, incorporating the most recent changes.

Finally, the team reviewed the introduction of the Electronic Travel Authorisation Scheme being piloted by a limited number of countries from October 2023 to February 2024. The scheme is expected to be fully implemented by 2025.

The webinar concludes with a live question and answer session from the audience.

Please do get in touch with the Immigration team if you would like further insight.

**Please note this is a recording of a live webinar.**