UK new visa rules 2024: UK is making changes for people with visitor visas, especially tourists who can work remotely while visiting UK.
As we approach January 31, the United Kingdom is making some big changes to its visa rules. This is good news for people with visitor visas, especially tourists. They can now do work with clients and even work remotely while visiting the UK. This move is expected to boost both business and tourism in the country.
According to VisaGuide.World, the UK government has updated its immigration rules, allowing more activities for those with Visitor Visas. These changes will take effect from January 31, 2024.
Here are the key points to note, UK new visa rules 2024:
- People working for companies with branches in both the UK and other countries can now do work for clients abroad. This is allowed as long as it’s a small part of their international responsibilities, essential for a project or service by their UK branch, and not directly for a UK client by their foreign employer.
- Visitors can work from the UK, but they shouldn’t primarily be there for remote work.
- Scientists, researchers, and academics can conduct research in the UK, except for academics applying for a 12-month visit visa or extending their stay within the country.
- Lawyers have more flexibility now, and they can provide advice, act as expert witnesses, participate in legal proceedings, and even teach.
“The Permitted Paid Engagement (PPE) Visitor route will be combined with the Standard Visitor route. This means those doing paid work won’t need a separate visa, but they still have to plan the activity within 30 days of arriving.”
Last month, Jeremy Hunt, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, promised that the UK government will expand business visitor rules. This will allow businesspeople to do a wider range of activities and paid work, starting from January 2024. More changes to these rules are expected to be explored in 2024.