The British government will make it easier to grant work visas to award-winning scientists, artists or musicians starting Wednesday, through a new immigration policy, based on skills, introduced after Brexit.
Prize winners such as the Nobel Prize, Turing Prize for Computer Scientists, a Grammy Award, Oscars or even Golden Globes will be able to live and work more easily in the UK thanks to this reform introduced by the Home Office.
The new policy also includes individuals recognized with specific awards in the fields of dance, fashion, architecture, and the social sciences.
Your work visa process will be simplified and expedited.
This is part of the new “points-based” immigration system introduced by Boris Johnson’s government after Brexit, which aims to attract the country to “the best (talent) based on the skills they can bring, rather than their nationality,” the Home Office confirmed in a statement .
“These award winners have reached the pinnacle of their careers and have a lot to offer to the UK,” said Home Secretary Priti Patel. “These major changes will give them freedom to come and work in the art, science, music and film industries.”
Control of immigration, especially from the poorest countries in the European Union, was one of the main topics of the Brexit campaign in 2016.
Since 1 January, migrant workers from the European Union no longer enjoy full freedom of movement in the United Kingdom, but are treated as non-EU citizens.
The new point system favors brains over low-skilled workers. To obtain a visa, training, knowledge of English and financial income are taken into account.