Under the points based system, people coming from any country in the world for the purpose of work or study other than short term business visitors and short term students will be required to pay a fee in order to obtain a visa. Migrants will make their application online. Non-EU citizens will have to submit their biometrics at a Visa Application Centre. EU citizens living in the UK by 31 December 2020 will be eligible to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme and key routes will be opened so that migrants can apply before January 2021. Employers who are not currently approved by the Home Office should apply if they want to sponsor skilled migrants. Public service providers and employers will continue to accept the passports of EU citizens as evidence of permission up until 30 June 2021. For more information regarding the application process, visit SmartMove2UK .
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The UK government’s vision for their border system is to protect the public and enhance prosperity in the UK. Their intention is also to phase out the use of insecure identity documents for the migrants who are new arrivals which means that most migrants will use a passport when arriving at the UK border. The citizens of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, USA, Singapore and South Korea will be able to use e-gates who possess biometric passports.