Submitted by Muhammad Qadeer on Thursday 5th January 2023
Published on Monday 16th January 2023
Current status: Open
Open until: Sunday 16th July 2023
Current Signatures: 23
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Make work permits available to anyone who entered the UK legally after 10 years
The Government should make work permits in the short list occupations leading to settlement available to anyone who entered the UK legally and has been residing here from over 10 years. This could be particularly valuable to people who have faced repeated visa curtailment.
Many people who entered the UK legally have experienced issues after the Home office curtailed thousands of students visas because of English Language courses.
Lack of support and other available options mean many have overstayed without the opportunity to complete their studies.
Many of these are skilled people who could fill vacancies in short list occupations.
Making them eligible to get a work permit would give them the opportunity to contribute to the UK's economy.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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