UK facilitates work visas for Nobel laureates and award winning actors – 05/04/2021

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London, 5 May 2021 (AFP) – The British government will facilitate the awarding of work visas to award-winning scientists, artists or musicians, starting on Wednesday, through a new skills-based immigration policy introduced after Brexit.

Nobel, winner of awards such as the Turing Prize for Computer Scientists, the Grammy, the Oscar or even the Golden Globes, can live and work more easily in the UK for this reform introduced by the Ministry of the Interior.

The new policy also includes individuals honored with some awards in the areas of dance, fashion, architecture and social sciences. Work visa procedures will be simplified and expedited.

It is integrated into the new “point-based” immigration system launched by the Boris Johnson government after the brace, which aims to “attract the best” (talent) to the country based on the skills they can bring instead of nationality . Emphasized the Ministry of Interior in a statement.

Interior Minister Preeti Patel said, “The winners of these awards have reached the zenith of their careers and the UK has so much to offer.” “These major changes will give them the freedom to come and work in our art, science, music and film industries.”

Immigration control, particularly from the poorest countries in the European Union, was one of the central themes of the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign.

Since 1 January, workers coming from the European Union no longer enjoy complete freedom of movement in Britain and are treated as non-EU citizens.

The new numeral system honors qualified and respected people to the detriment of low-skilled workers. To obtain a visa, training, knowledge of English language and financial income are taken into consideration.

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