Employment and Immigration Law Update - Immigration quick fire

23 May 2019

More nationalities using ePassport gates and English language tests

More nationalities using ePassport gates

UK and EU nationals with a chipped passport have long been able to use the ePassport gates to enter the UK. Since 20 May 2019, visitors from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the US have also been allowed to use ePassport gates. This is designed to speed up the entry process for nationals of countries which are deemed to be low-risk.

English language tests

The list of approved English language tests and providers has been updated. Before booking a test to support a UK visa application, migrants should check this list to ensure their test is approved.

This article is from the May 2019 issue of Employment and Immigration Law Update, our monthly newsletter for HR professionals. To download the latest issue, please visit the newsletter section of our website. Law covered as at May 2019.

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