Immigration Rules changes – CP 361 (31 December 2020)

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Please find attached the latest statement of changes to the Immigration Rules and accompanying explanatory memorandum.

The changes came into effect on 31 December 2020, the day that the statement of changes was published, and as summarised in the Explanatory Memorandum the Immigration Rules were amended as follows:

• Implement commitments made in the Temporary Agreement between the Swiss Confederation and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on Services Mobility and make changes on Mode IV commitments (the part of a trade agreement which sets out what persons of one party in an agreement can do in the other for the purpose of providing a service) within the UK-EU Trade and Co-Operation Agreement.
• Make changes to Appendix T5 (Temporary Worker) International Agreement Worker to implement commitments on contractual service suppliers and independent professionals in the Temporary Agreement between the Swiss Confederation and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on Services Mobility. This agreement requires us to grant entry for up to 12 months and extend our provisions to nationals and permanent residents of Switzerland.
• Make changes to Appendix T5 (Temporary Worker) International Agreement Worker to implement commitments made in the Services chapter of the UK-EU Trade and Co-Operation Agreement on length of stay for European Union contractual service suppliers and independent professionals.
• Amend the Visitor rules to implement the United Kingdom’s commitments on short-term business visitors in the Services chapter of the UK-EU Trade and Co-Operation Agreement.
• Correct a small number of minor drafting errors made in the Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules (HC 813) laid on 22 October 2020.

Document Date
Monday January 4, 2021

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