The United Kingdom: Updates to the Immigration Rules

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • The UK will allow more nationals to enter the country on a temporary basis and will expand permissions under the Global Mobility Business scheme  


The government of the United Kingdom (UK) introduced changes to the Immigration Rules on 18 October 2022. The following changes will be made as a result: 

  • Nationals of Colombia, Peru, and Guyana will be permitted to travel to the UK for visitor purposes without applying for pre-travel authorization. These nationals will be permitted to remain in the UK for a maximum period of 180 days within a one-year period.  
  • Permanent residents of Australia and New Zealand will be permitted to apply for the service supplier route of the Global Business Mobility scheme.  

For additional information on these changes, check here.  

What are the Changes?  

On 18 October 2022, the government of the UK updated the country’s Immigration Rules. These changes will allow nationals of Colombia, Peru, and Guyana to enter the UK on a temporary basis without requiring pre-travel authorization and will expand eligibility under the Global Business Mobility scheme.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the United Kingdom’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.

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