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    B695 – Immigration Bill 2014, TSR UKIP

    Immigration Bill 2014

    This Act aims to regulate immigration and overhaul the visa system, simplifying the United Kingdom's current system and adopting simpler, a more tightly controlled system as seen in Australia.

    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

    PART I

    1: Entry into the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    (1) A person under this Act has the right of abode in the United Kingdom if—
    (a) The person is a British citizen; or
    (b) A Commonwealth citizen who has fulfilled the requirements laid out in this act.
    (2) Where a person is not a British citizen he shall not enter the United Kingdom unless given leave to do so in accordance with the provisions of this act.
    (3) If a person given limited leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom, leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom may be subject to all or any of the following conditions:
    (i) A condition restricting their employment or occupation in the United Kingdom;
    (ia) A condition restricting their studies in the United Kingdom;
    (ii) A condition requiring them to maintain and accommodate themselves, and any dependants of his, without recourse to public funds;
    (iii) A condition requiring them to register with the police.
    (iv) A condition requiring them to report to an immigration officer or the Secretary of State; and
    (v) A condition about residence.
    (4) A person who is not a British citizen is liable to deportation from the United Kingdom if;
    (a) The Secretary of State deems their deportation to be conducive to the public good; or
    (b) Another person to whose family they belong is or has been ordered to be deported.
    (c) Deportation has been ordered by a judge.
    (d) A person who is not a British citizen shall also be liable to deportation from the United Kingdom if, after the age of eighteen, they are convicted of an offence and on their conviction is recommended for deportation by a court empowered by this Act to do so.
    (5) When any question arises whether or not a person is a British citizen, it shall lie on the person asserting it to prove that he is.
    (6) A person seeking to enter the United Kingdom and claiming to have the right of abode there shall prove it by means of—
    (a) A United Kingdom passport describing them as a British citizen,
    (b) A United Kingdom passport describing them as a British subject with the right of abode in the United Kingdom,
    (c) An ID card issued under the Identity Cards Act 2006 describing them as a British citizen,
    (d) An ID card issued under that Act describing them as a British subject with the right of abode in the United Kingdom.

    2: Leave to Enter and Remain in United Kingdom

    (1) The Secretary of State may make further provision with respect to the giving and refusal of leave to enter the United Kingdom.
    (2) The Secretary of State can provide;
    (a) Leave to be given or refused before the person concerned arrives in the United Kingdom;
    (b) The manner in which leave may be given or refused.
    (c) The imposition of conditions specific to the individual.
    (3) The Secretary of State may by provide in circumstances;
    (a) An entry visa.
    (b) Other form of entry clearance.

    3: Administration

    (1) The power under this Act to give or refuse leave to enter the United Kingdom shall be exercised by immigration officers and the Home Secretary.

    4: Deportation

    (1) Where a person does not meet the grounds of (1) they shall be liable to deportation. The Secretary of State or court ruling may make a deportation order against them, that is to say an order requiring them to leave and prohibiting them from entering the United Kingdom; and a deportation order against a person shall invalidate any leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom given to them before the order is made or while it is in force.
    (2) A deportation order against a person may at any time be revoked by a further order of the Secretary of State.
    (3) A deportation order may be made against a person as belonging to the family of another person who has been deported no matter how much time has elapsed since the other person left the United Kingdom.
    (4) In the case of the person obtaining British citizenship before being deported, the deportation order will stand if British citizenship was granted after deportation proceedings had commenced.
    (5) Persons subject to deportation will pay for their own transport out of the United Kingdom. In the case of the person subject to deportation cannot pay, assets will be seized.
    (6) Where a person is subject to deportation of from order issued by the Home Secretary, legal courts will not be able to block the deportation.



    PART II
    Conditions for Entry


    Article 1 – Permanent Residence

    1: Clarifications and Allowances
    (1) A permanent resident in the United Kingdom shall be a person who has indefinite leave to live and work in the United Kingdom in the same way as British citizens.
    (2) A person’s indefinite leave in the United Kingdom may be revoked at any time by the Secretary of State.
    (3) Initially, a maximum of 15,000 permanent resident visas may be issued per year.
    (3) All persons seeking permanent residence in the United Kingdom shall pass an English language test set by the Home Office. The cost for sitting the English language test shall be placed upon the applicant. The English language test shall not be needed in the following countries;
    (a) Australia
    (b) Canada
    (c) United States of America
    (d) New Zealand
    (4) The Home Office is the government agency that controls visa numbers. The annual limits for visa numbers are open to change.

    2: Family Based

    (1) Immediate relatives of British citizens do not have to wait for a visa to become available. There is no limit to the number of visas that can be utilized in this category in a particular year. Immediate relatives are;
    (i) Parents of British citizens
    (ii) Spouses of British citizens
    (iii) Unmarried children under the age of 18 of a British citizen
    (b) Relatives of a British citizen not included in 4.1 may have to wait for a visa to become available before applying for permanent residency. This category is limited to;
    (i) Unmarried, adult (18 years of age or older) sons and daughters of British citizens
    (ii) Spouses of permanent residents and the unmarried children (under the age of 18) of permanent residents
    (iii) Unmarried sons and daughters (18 years or age or older) of permanent residents
    (iv) Married sons and daughters of British citizens, their spouses and their minor children
    (vi) Brothers and sisters of adult British citizens, their spouses and their minor children

    3: Job or Employment Based

    (1) People who want to become immigrants based on employment or a job offer may apply for permanent residence. Permanent resident visas in this category are subject to the numerical limit placed on permanent resident visas.
    (2) People applying under this category are ranked based upon abilities. The people eligible and rankings are as followed;
    (i) First Preference: Priority Workers, including aliens with extraordinary abilities, outstanding professors and researchers, and certain multinational executives and managers.
    (ii) Second Preference: Members of professions holding an advanced degree or persons of exceptional ability.
    (iii) Third Preference: Skilled Workers, professionals and other qualified workers
    (iv) Fourth Preference: Certain special immigrants comprising those in religious vocations or diplomats.
    (v) Fifth Preference: Employment creation immigrants (investors or entrepreneurs).

    4: Refuge and Asylum Status

    (1) A person admitted to the United Kingdom as a refugee or the qualifying spouse or child of a refugee, is required to apply for permanent residence 1 year after your entry into the United Kingdom in the status as a refugee of asylum seeker.
    (2) A person granted asylum in the United States or is a qualifying spouse or child of an asylum seeker is required to apply for permanent residence 1 year after the grant of asylum status.

    5: Member of the Armed Forces

    (1) Individuals who have served in the British armed forces for a minimum of 7 years.
    (2) Individuals who are on active duty in the British armed forces and have reenlisted taking duty service over the minimum of 7 years.
    (3) The spouse and unmarried children of British armed forces personnel may be included in the immigration petition.
    (4) Applicants must fulfil 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3 to be eligible to apply.

    6: Special Cases

    (1) The Home Secretary may grant a permanent resident visa to any foreign nationals who do not fit the above categories.

    7: Finances

    (1) All permanent residents must have a minimum of £75,000 to support themselves upon entry, or;
    (2) be financially supported by family members who are resident in the United Kingdom, or;
    (3) have an offer of a job ready to be started within 3 months of arrival.
    (4) All permanent residents with a verified job offer and contract may enter with a minimum of £50,000.
    (5) Permanent residents will not be allowed access to social security until 5 years have passed in which the permanent residents have been paying taxes in the United Kingdom.
    (6) Evidence of the following is required to provide evidence of funds for self-support. Evidence includes the following;
    (i) Employment Contract
    (ii) Bank Statement
    (ii) Letter from a financial institution confirming the financial position of the applicant.

    8: Character Test

    (1) All applicants are required to undergo a character test as laid out in Article 13 section 1.

    9: Inadmissibility

    (1) The following may cause a permanent visa application to be void;
    (a) Health related medical problems
    (b) Criminal record
    (c) National security-related concerns
    (2) Visa requests may be cancelled and/or refused due to other factors not listed here and at the discretion of the Home Office.


    Article 2 – Long-Term Working Visa

    1: Clarifications and Allowances

    (1) A long-term working resident in the United Kingdom shall be a person who has leave to live and work in the United Kingdom in the same way as British citizens for a set period of time. The time will be no longer than 5 year and shall be decided upon application by the Home Office.
    (2) A person’s leave in the United Kingdom may be revoked at any time by the Secretary of State.
    (3) Initially, a maximum of 50,000 long-stay visas may be issued per year.
    (3) All persons seeking long-term work in the United Kingdom shall pass an English language test set by the Home Office. The cost for sitting the English language test shall be placed upon the applicant. The English language test shall not be needed in applicants from countries where English is the first official language.
    (4) The Home Office is the government agency that controls visa numbers. The annual limits for visa numbers are open to change.
    (5) The holder of a visa is required to leave the United Kingdom and their own cost before the visa expires.
    (6) The visa allows the holder to bring immediate family members (spouse, children and dependent family members) into the United Kingdom for the duration of the visa.
    (7) A work contract must be presented during the first step of application.
    (8) Each visa will be issued for a variable but set length of time depending upon the applicant’s contract and method of application.

    2: Financial Support

    (1) All applicants must meet the financial support boundaries laid out in Article 13 part 2.

    3: Health Insurance

    (1) All applicants must meet the health insurance requirements laid out in Article 13 section 3.

    4: Health Examination

    (1) All applicants must undergo a full health examination laid out in Article 13 section 4.

    5: Character Test

    (1) All applicants are required to undergo a character test as laid out in Article 13 section 1.

    6: Exchange Stream – Method for Application (1)

    (1) The applicant sponsored by an approved long stay activity sponsor (who has a staff exchange agreement in place with an overseas organisation) or an approved exchange sponsor.
    (2) The applicant has been nominated by an approved long stay activity sponsor who is a party to an exchange agreement or an approved exchange sponsor to fill a skilled position.
    (3) The applicant has the necessary skills and/or experience for the nominated skilled position
    (4) The exchange benefits both you and the British citizen or British permanent resident who will be working in the reciprocating organisation overseas
    (5) The staff exchange arrangement between your sponsor and the overseas organisation is still in place.

    7: Sport Stream – Method of Application (2)

    (1) The applicant is sponsored by a sporting organisation that has been approved as a long stay activity sponsor or a sport sponsor
    (2) The applicant is nominated to;
    (a) Participate in a specific event or series of events as an individual, as part of a team or as a team’s support staff (support staff includes people assisting a competitor, a team, or a British citizen or permanent resident who is known internationally and who has a record of participation in international events)
    (b) Play, coach or instruct for a sporting club for a season (you must have a contract and an established reputation in your field of sport)
    (c) Judge or adjudicate a sporting competition or talent show.
    (3) If the nominated activity requires a formal agreement to be in place between you and your sponsor, the agreement must still be in place.
    (4) The applicant is not eligible for this visa if you are a Taiwanese national claiming to represent Taiwan, China or the Republic of China as a participant in a sporting event in the United Kingdom due to human rights abuses surrounding the training of athletes.
    (5) The requirements for the Sport stream depend on the sporting activity;
    (a) Competitors;
    (i) The applicant is registered in a sporting event.
    (b) Contracted players, coaches or instructors;
    (i) There must be a contractual arrangement in place.
    (ii) The applicant must have an established reputation in your field of sport
    (iii) The United Kingdom national sporting body must provide a letter of endorsement stating the applicant:
    1. Has the ability to play, coach or instruct at the British national level
    2. Will benefit the sport in the United Kingdom through the applicant’s participation in that sport.
    (c) Judges and adjudicators written invitation identifying the events.

    (d) Support staff must have a contractual arrangement in place with an eligible team or team based in Australia.

    8: Religious Worker Stream – Method of Application (3)

    (1) The applicant is sponsored by a religious institution that is an approved long stay activity or a religious worker sponsor.
    (2) The applicant is nominated to do full-time religious work that directly serves the religious objectives of the religious institution (religious work includes providing spiritual leadership, conducting worship, teaching or guidance on religion, ministering in pastoral care or proselytising, and other high-level specialist work in relation to these areas).
    (3) The applicant has the relevant qualifications and/or experience.
    (4) This stream is not intended for people who want to simply work for a religious institution. It must be for work that specifically requires a religious worker and not merely a religious adherent.

    9: Domestic Worker (Executive) – Method of Application (4)

    (1) The applicant is sponsored by an approved long stay activity sponsor who is either:
    (a) A foreign government agency that is the employer of the holder of a Temporary Work (International Relations) visa in the Privileges and Immunities stream who is the national managing director, deputy national managing director or state manager in a British office of the agency.
    (b) A foreign organisation that is lawfully operating in the United Kingdom.
    (2) The applicant is nominated to do full-time domestic work in the private household.
    (3) The applicant is over the age of 18.
    (4) The applicant has work experience as a domestic worker.
    (5) The applicant’s long stay activity sponsor has been unable to find a suitable person in the United Kingdom for the nominated position (labour market testing is required unless there are compelling reasons for employing you).
    (6) The applicant is employed in accordance with the standards for wages and working conditions under relevant British legislation.
    (7) Applicants applying for this visa cannot have last held a Temporary Work (International Relations) visa.

    10: Including Family

    (1) The applicant may include the following people in your visa application;
    (a) Partner (married or de facto)
    (b) Applicant’s or applicant’s partner’s dependent children.
    (c) Other dependent relatives.
    (2) All family members must pass the requirements for the health examination and character examination.
    (3) All family members must be sponsored and able to demonstrate they have the same levels of financial support and health insurance of applicant.
    (4) Family members must not work during their stay.
    9: State Welfare
    (1) The applicant or the applicant’s family will not be entitled to state welfare for the duration of their stay unless;
    (a) The applicant’s stay has been longer than 5 years in which the applicant has been paying income tax and national insurance.

    11: Risk Ratings

    (1) Risk rating for countries are laid out in Article 13 section 5.
    (2) The level of examination is as follows;
    (a) Applicants from a lower risk country do not need to undergo any medical examinations
    (b) Applicants from medium risk countries staying for a period greater than 12 months must undergo a full medical examination and a chest x-ray by an approved doctor of the British Embassy or Consulate in applicant’s country.
    (c) Applicants from high risk countries staying for a period greater than 3 months must undergo a full medical examination and a chest x-ray by an approved doctor of the British Embassy or Consulate in applicant’s country. The cost will be met by the applicant.

    Article 3 – Short-Term Working Visa

    1: Clarifications and Allowances

    (1) The Short-Term Working Visa is a temporary visa that lets the applicant enter the United Kingdom to:
    (a) Stay in the United Kingdom while your visa is valid (up to three months)
    (b) Bring family with them to the United Kingdom if included in visa application.
    (c) Conduct the work or activity for which the applicant was granted the visa, which will usually be either:
    (i) Short-term, highly specialised, non-ongoing work.
    (ii) Participation in non-ongoing cultural or social activities at the invitation of a British organisation.
    (2) The participant will be able to travel to and from the United Kingdom as many times as wished while the visa is valid. The visa will only be valid during the period of stay that has been granted, and this will commence from the date of first entry into the United Kingdom under the visa. Re-entering the United Kingdom does not start a new period of stay.

    2: Financial Support

    (1) When in the United Kingdom the holders of short-term working visas are required to meet the financial support requirements laid out in Article 13 section 2.

    3: Health Insurance

    (1) All applicants must meet the requirements laid out in Article 13 section 3.

    4: Character Test

    (1) All applicants are required to undergo a character test laid out in Article 13 section 1.

    5: Limitations

    (1) Work or activity must be non-ongoing. This means that you can finish it in three months or less. Arrangements must not be made to remain in the United Kingdom for a period of time longer than prescribed on initial application.

    6: Highly Specialised Work – Method of Application (1)

    (1) Applicants can apply for this visa to do short-term, highly specialised, non-ongoing work in the United Kingdom if the applicant has specialised skills, knowledge or experience that both;
    (a) Assist British businesses
    (b) Cannot reasonably be found in the British labour market.
    (2) Highly specialised work is usually work that either:
    (a) Done by people with an occupation listed in Major Groups 1, 2 or 3 of the Skilled Work Classification List (See section 11).
    (b) Requires skills and knowledge that are specific to an international company, such as installing imported equipment, after-sales service or emergency repairs.

    7: Invited Participants – Method of Application (2)

    (1) Applicants can apply for this visa if you have been invited by an organisation to participate in an event or events on a non-ongoing basis. The inviting organisation must be both;
    (a) Operating lawfully in the United Kingdom.
    (b) Directly responsible for the event or have a formal role in preparing for or conducting it.
    (2) The applicant cannot accept any salary, wages or other remuneration for participating in the event, other than:
    (a) Appearance fees
    (b) Prize money
    (c) Reimbursement for expenses in conducting the work.
    (d) Payments from a non-United Kingdom employer.
    (3) An applicant can apply for this visa if the applicant is, for example, a sports person participating in specific events or touring as part of a sports team, a public lecturer, an artist, an author or a photographer.
    (4) This visa is not intended for business people attending a conference or taking part in meetings or business negotiations.

    8: Emergency Workers and Exceptional Circumstances – Method of Application (3)

    (1) In very limited circumstances, this visa may be granted to do so is in the United Kingdom’s national interest. In these cases, the department needs to be satisfied that the activity identified in the visa application is of national significance. For example;
    (a) This visa could be granted to emergency workers to come to the United Kingdom after a natural disaster.

    9: Including Family

    (1) The applicant may include the following people in your visa application;
    (a) Partner (married or de facto)
    (b) Applicant’s or applicant’s partner’s dependent children.
    (c) Other dependent relatives.
    (2) All family members must pass the requirements for the health examination and character examination.
    (3) All family members must be sponsored and able to demonstrate they have the same levels of financial support and health insurance of applicant.
    (4) Family members must not work during their stay.
    e of 3 months for a maximum of 1State Welfare

    (1) The applicant or the applicant’s family will not be entitled to state welfare for the duration of their stay.

    11: Skilled Work Classification List

    Major Group 1 – Managers
    Major Group 2 – Professionals
    Major Group 3 – Technical and Trade Workers
    Major Group 4 – Community Workers
    Major Group 5 – Clerical and Administrative Workers
    Major Group 6 – Sales Workers
    Major Group 7 – Machine Operators and Drivers
    Major Group 8 – Labourers

    Article 4 – Seasonal Working Visa

    1: Clarifications and Allowances

    (1) The Seasonal Working Visa is a temporary visa that allows you to participate in the Seasonal Worker Program.
    (2) The applicant must be invited to participate in the program by an approved special program sponsor.
    (3) The applicant must be outside the United Kingdom when applying for the visa.
    (4) The Seasonal Working Visa allows the participant to;
    (a) Work in the United Kingdom for up to 4 months.
    (b) Remain in Britain for up to 5 months.
    (c) Enter and leave the United Kingdom while the visa is valid.
    (d) Work for a sponsor;
    (i) Anywhere in the United Kingdom if working in horticulture.
    (ii) In limited locations in tourism (accommodation), agriculture, aquaculture, environmental work.

    2: Financial Support

    (1) All applicants must meet the requirements laid out in Article 13 section 2.

    3: Health Insurance

    (1) All applicants must meet the requirements laid out in Article 13 section 3.

    4: Character Test

    (1) All applicants are required to undergo a character test as laid out in Article 13 section 1.


    5: State Welfare

    (1) The applicant or the applicant’s family will not be entitled to state welfare for the duration of their stay.

    Article 5 – Temporary Entertainer Working Visa

    1: Clarifications and Allowances

    (1) The Temporary Entertainer Working Visa allows the applicant to work in the United Kingdom in the entertainment industry. The applicant can work in film, television or live productions in either a performance or behind-the-scenes role, such as directing, producing and other production roles.
    (2) This visa may be obtained if the applicant;
    (a) Works in the entertainment industry.
    (b) Is nominated by an approved entertainment sponsor (or by someone who has applied to be an entertainment sponsor).
    (c) Has the experience or skills needed for the nominated position.
    (d) Have enough financial support for himself and his family whilst in the United Kingdom.
    (e) Meets health and character requirements.
    (f) Holds health insurance and financial means to support him and any family members brought into the United Kingdom under the same visa application.
    (3) The visa is valid for a maximum of eight months.

    2: Financial Support

    (1) All applicants must meet the requirements laid out in Article 13 section 2.

    3: Health Insurance

    (1) All applicants must meet the requirements laid out in Article 13 section 3.

    4: Character Test

    (1) All applicants are required to undergo a character test as laid out in Article 13 section 1.

    5: Steps of Application

    (1) Sponsorship – a British organisation, government agency, foreign government agency or eligible individual applies to become an Entertainment sponsor.
    (2) Nomination - the Entertainment sponsor nominates you to undertake a position.
    (3) Application – The applicant applies for a Temporary Entertainer Working Visa.
    6: State Welfare
    (1) The applicant or the applicant’s family will not be entitled to state welfare for the duration of their stay.

    Article 6 –Working Holiday Visa

    1: Clarifications and Allowances

    (1) Hold a valid passport from an approved country (see section 8).
    (2) Have turned 18 years of age but have not yet turned 31.
    (3) Applicants must be a genuine visitor who wants to have a holiday in the United Kingdom.
    (4) Have enough money to support yourself on a working holiday. A minimum of £3500 is required.
    (5) Applicants must have enough money to buy a return or onward travel ticket at the end of their stay.
    (6) Applicants must not be accompanied by dependent children or family dependent family members at any time during their stay.

    2: Financial Support

    (1) All applicants are must meet the requirements laid out in Article 13 section 2.

    3: Health Insurance

    (1) All applicants must meet the requirements laid out in Article 13 section 3.

    4: Character Test

    (1) All applicants are required to undergo a character test as laid out in article 13 section 1.

    5: Health Examination

    (1) The majority of applicants must undergo a health examination during the visa application process.
    (2) The level of examination is as follows;
    (a) Applicants from a lower risk country (see Article 13 section 5) do not need to undergo any medical examinations
    (b) Applicants from medium risk countries (see Article 13 section 5) staying for a period greater than 12 months must undergo a full medical examination and a chest x-ray by an approved doctor of the British Embassy or Consulate in applicant’s country.
    (c) Applicants from high risk countries (see Article 13 section 5) staying for a period greater than 3 months must undergo a full medical examination and a chest x-ray by an approved doctor of the British Embassy or Consulate in applicant’s country.

    6: State Welfare


    8: Participating Countries

    Eligible countries are: All EU countries, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (including British National Overseas passport holders), Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, USA.

    Article 7 – Skilled Graduate Working Visa

    1: Clarifications and Allowances

    (1) The Skilled Graduate Visa allows recent engineering graduates of recognised institutions to gain up to 18 months of skilled work experience.
    (2) Applicants must be younger than 31 years of age.
    (3) Applicants must have completed an engineering degree at a recognised institution within the last two years.
    (4) Whilst in the United Kingdom, graduate may enrol in further professional studies, work, and travel, and to improve English speaking skills.
    (5) Applicants must demonstrate efficiency in conversational English language during an interview to be conducted at the embassy or consulate in the applicant’s home country.
    (6) Applicants must also pass an English language test to be sat at their own expense.

    2: Degree Qualification

    (1) In the two years before you apply, applicants must have completed one of the following qualifications in engineering:
    (a) Bachelor’s degree
    (b) Master’s degree
    (c) Doctoral degree
    (d) Postgraduate diploma
    (2) The qualification must contain a major sequence of study or specialisation in engineering, such as:
    (a) Civil engineering
    (b) Structural engineering
    (c) Chemical engineering
    (d) Environmental engineering
    (e) Electrical and electronics engineering
    (f) Mechanical, manufacturing and plant engineering
    (g) Mining and material engineering.

    3: English Language Requirements

    (1) If you are a citizen of Australia, A British Overseas Territory, Canada, New Zealand, the United States of America or the Republic of Ireland or you hold a valid passport from one of those countries, you are considered to meet the English language requirement for this visa.
    (2) Otherwise, applicants must achieve a score of at least 6 in each of the four components of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or another language test and score specified by the Home Office. Applicants must complete the test before applying.

    4: Financial Support

    (1) All applicants must meet the requirements laid out in Article 13 section 2.

    5: Health Insurance

    (1) All applicants must meet the requirements laid out in Article 13 section 3.

    6: Character Test

    (1) All applicants are required to undergo a character test as laid out in Article 13 section 1.
    Article 8 – Crew Travel Authority Visa

    1: Clarifications and Allowances

    (1) A Crew Travel Authority is an electronic immigration record against which the legal authority of international airline crew members to enter the United Kingdom can be checked electronically through the Advance Passenger Processing system before their flight to the United Kingdom. Crew members travel to and enter the United Kingdom on their Special Purpose visas.
    (2) International airline flights include commercial passenger flights, chartered passenger flights, and freight or cargo flights.

    2: Eligibility

    (1) Airline crew members are taken to hold a Special Purpose visa for 30 days beginning when they disembark from the aircraft provided they hold:
    (a) A valid passport
    (b) An airline identity card
    (c) They must also be included in a list of crew members provided to the Home Office by or for the carrier that operates the aircraft.
    (2) Airline positioning crew must have:
    (a) A valid passport
    (b) A letter from their employer certifying that they are an aircrew member, setting out the purpose of their travel and the arrangements for them to leave the United Kingdom.
    (3) Aircraft safety inspectors are taken to hold a Special Purpose visa for 30 days beginning when they disembark from the aircraft provided they hold:
    (a) A valid passport
    (b) And either;
    (i) A valid government identity document showing that they are employed by a foreign government, or;
    (ii) An International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Safety Inspector Certificate.

    3: Registration

    (1) The airline carrier must register all crew operating routes into the United Kingdom for a Crew Travel Authority visa.

    Article 9 – Transit Visa

    1: Clarifications and Allowances

    (1) This visa lets the applicant and the applicant’s dependent children transit through the United Kingdom for no longer than 72 hours.
    (2) All applicants must have a valid passport.

    2: Financial Support

    (1) All applicants must meet the requirements laid out in Article 13 section 2.

    3: Health Insurance

    (1) All applicants must meet the requirements laid out in Article 13 section 3.

    4: Exceptions

    (1) People remaining in the airport without passing immigration to enter the United Kingdom do not need any visa. These people may remain in the airport waiting for an outbound flight for up to 7 days.
    (2) Any stay over 7 days will require a visitor visa to be applied for.
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    Article 10 – Visitor Visa

    1: Clarifications and Allowances

    (1) This visa lets the applicant to visit the United Kingdom for up to 3, 6, 9 or 12 months.
    (2) Each visa is applied for a set period in multiple of 3 months for a maximum of 12 months.
    (3) To be eligible the applicant must;
    (a) Be a visitor
    (b) Be visiting for business activities
    (c) Be visiting family
    (d) On tour with a registered travel agent
    (4) Visitors using this visa must not take part in work.

    2: Financial Support

    (1) All applicants must meet the requirements laid out in Article 13 section 2.

    3: Health Insurance

    (1) All applicants must meet the requirements laid out in Article 13 section 3.

    4: Character Test

    (1) All applicants are required to undergo a character test as laid out in Article 13 section 1.

    5: State Welfare

    (1) The applicant or the applicant’s family will not be entitled to state welfare for the duration of their stay.

    6: Exemptions

    (1) Visitors who are citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to enter the United Kingdom as a visitor. They may take part in the Visa Waiver Programme.
    Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Malta, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States of America.
    (2) Citizens of British Overseas Territories do no need a visa or electronic approval to enter the United Kingdom.

    7: Visa Waiver Programme

    (1) People from eligible countries (see section 6) may apply for electronic approval up to 150 days before their travel to the United Kingdom.
    (2) Approval will allow entry into the United Kingdom for up to 100 days.
    (3) All applicants will need machine readable passports.
    (Applicants without a machine readable passport will need to apply for approval via the British Embassy or Commission in their country

    Article 11 – Education & Higher Education Visa

    1: Clarifications and Allowances

    (1) This visa allows applicants to stay in the United Kingdom to study a full-time higher education course.
    (2) To be eligible applicants must be studying for and enrolled on a course for;
    (a) A bachelor or associate degree
    (b) A graduate certificate or graduate diploma
    (c) A master’s degree by coursework
    (d) A higher education diploma or advanced diploma.
    (e) Be conducting post-graduate research
    (3) This visa will allow students to work and travel freely in the United Kingdom.
    (4) The visa will allow multiple re-entries into the United Kingdom.
    (5) Each student will need to check in with the Home Office every 12 months to reaffirm their study in the United Kingdom.
    (6) Following completion of the course or withdrawal from the course, the student has 2 months to leave the United Kingdom.
    (7) Students looking to complete post-secondary education (16-18) in the United Kingdom may also use this visa.

    2: Financial Support

    (1) All applicants must meet the requirements laid out in Article 13 section 2.

    3: Health Insurance

    (1) All applicants must meet the requirements laid out in Article 13 section 3.

    4: Character Test

    (1) All applicants are required to undergo a character test as laid out in Article 13 section 1.

    5: State Welfare

    (1) The applicant will not be entitled to state welfare for the duration of their stay.

    Article 12 – Marriage Visa

    1: Clarifications and Allowances

    (1) The Marriage Visa is a temporary visa allowing the applicant to enter the United Kingdom to:
    (a) Marry his or her British citizen spouse.
    (b) Bring dependent children with them to the United Kingdom if included in visa application.
    (c) Remain in the United Kingdom on a visitor basis whilst application for a Permanent Resident visa is underway.
    (d) An alien wishing to marry another alien or wishing to marry a British citizen but not abode in the United Kingdom after may use the Visitor Visa.
    (2) The participant will be able to travel to and from the United Kingdom as many times as wished whilst the visa is valid. The visa will only be valid during the period of stay that has been granted, and this will commence from the date of first entry into the United Kingdom under the visa. Re-entering the United Kingdom does not start a new period of stay.
    (3) The visa is only valid for 12 months.
    (4) This visa does not entitle the holder to work in the United Kingdom.

    2: Financial Support

    (1) When in the United Kingdom the holders of Marriage Visas are required to support themselves and any dependent children who enter with them.
    (2) Evidence of the following is required to provide evidence of funds for self-support. Evidence includes the following;
    (i) Employment Contract
    (ii) Bank Statement
    (ii) Letter from a financial institution confirming the financial position of the applicant.
    (2) Allowances, accommodation and other assistance from the spouse can also be considered when looking at the financial ability to support the applicant.
    (3) The applicant may provide financial information proving his or her spouse will assist in financial support.

    3: Health Insurance

    (1) All applicants must meet the requirements laid out in Article 13 section 3.

    4: Character Test

    (1) All applicants are required to undergo a character test as laid out in Article 13 section 1.

    5: Including Family

    (1) The applicant may include the following people in your visa application;
    (a) Dependent children.
    (2) All family members must pass the requirements for the health examination and character examination.
    (3) All family members must be sponsored and able to demonstrate financial support and health insurance.

    Article 13: Extra Conditions for Entry

    1: Character Test

    (1) Applicants of applicable visas may be required to undergo a Character Test. Details of requirements needed will be given for the individual visa.
    (2) All applicants are required to undergo a character test. A character test will not be passed if;
    (a) Applicant has a criminal record for a crime which, if carried out in the United Kingdom, would result in longer than 1 year’s jail time.
    (b) Applicant has been convicted of any offence that was committed while in immigration detention, during an escape from immigration detention, during a period where the applicant had escaped from immigration detention, or if the applicant has been convicted of the offence of escaping from immigration detention.
    (c) The applicant is or has been in association with an individual, group or organisation suspected of carrying out criminal activity.
    (d) There is a significant risk the applicant will engage in criminal conduct in the United Kingdom; or harass, molest, intimidate or stalk another person in the United Kingdom; or vilify a segment of the community in the United Kingdom; or incite discord in the community of the United Kingdom or in a segment of that community; or represent a danger to the community of the United Kingdom or to a segment of that community.
    (e) The applicant has any outstanding debt to the government of the United Kingdom or national governments of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, or local authorities in the United Kingdom. All debts must be repaid before application.

    2: Financial Support

    (1) When in the United Kingdom the holders of applicable visas are required to support themselves and – when applicable - any family members who enter with them.
    (2) Evidence of the following is required to provide evidence of funds for self-support. Evidence includes the following;
    (i) Employment Contract (when applicable)
    (ii) Bank Statement
    (ii) Letter from a financial institution confirming the financial position of the applicant.
    (2) Allowances, accommodation and other assistance from the employer can also be considered when looking at the financial ability to support the applicant.

    3: Health Insurance

    (1) Applicants and holders of certain visas are responsible for their own medical costs for the duration of their stay.
    (2) Applicants will not be covered by the National Health Service unless a reciprocal agreement exists between the two countries.
    (3) Emergency treatment in National Health Service hospitals will be free on the point of receiving but billing will take place before discharge.
    (4) The health insurer may be based in either the home country of the applicant or the United Kingdom.
    (5) Health insurance must be arranged before arrival into the United Kingdom.
    (6) Failure to have health insurance cover will result in entry into the United Kingdom being refused.

    4: Health Examination

    (1) Most visas require applicants to undergo a health examination during the visa application process.
    (2) The level of examination is as follows;
    (a) Applicants from a lower risk country (see section 11) do not need to undergo any medical examinations
    (b) Applicants from medium risk countries (see section 11) staying for a period greater than 12 months must undergo a full medical examination and a chest x-ray by an approved doctor of the British Embassy or Consulate in applicant’s country.
    (c) Applicants from high risk countries (see section 11) staying for a period greater than 3 months must undergo a full medical examination and a chest x-ray by an approved doctor of the British Embassy or Consulate in applicant’s country. The cost will be met by the applicant.

    5: Risk Ratings

    (1) LOWER RISK
    Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, British West Indies, Canada, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Grenada, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jan Mayen, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique, Monaco, Montserrat, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pitcairn Islands, Puerto Rico, Saint Helena, Saint Barthélémy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, Svalbard, Sweden, Switzerland, Tokelau, United States of America, United States Virgin Islands, Vatican City.
    (2) Medium Risk
    Albania, American Samoa, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominica, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Honduras, Hungary, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia (the former Yugoslav Republic of), Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, New Caledonia, Niue, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Spain, Suriname, Tahiti, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caico Islands, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Wallis and Futuna Islands, West Bank and Gaza Strip.
    (3) High Risk
    Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China (People's Republic of), Comoros, Congo (Republic of the), Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Croatia, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor (Timor Leste), Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Hong Kong SAR of the PRC, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Macau SAR of the PRC, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mayotte, Mauritania, Melanesia, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Mariana Islands, Pakistan, Palau (Republic of), Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pleasant Island, Qatar, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Reunion Islands, Romania Russian Federation, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

    (4) Any country not listed above in this section will be considered high risk.


    (Original post by adam9317)
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    Is this a party Bill or a Private Members Bill? You weren't clear in your PM so I've labelled it as a TSR UKIP Bill for now, but if it's a PMB, please let me know and I'll alter the details accordingly.

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    Sorry it is a party bill!
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    (Original post by adam9317)
    Sorry it is a party bill!
    That's ok - thanks for letting me know.
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    Wow! It's a no though, I'm happy with the current system.
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    Its a fantastic bill but not only can I not support protectionism on this scale but its ridiculously complicated, we don't need this many visas.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Its a fantastic bill but not only can I not support protectionism on this scale but its ridiculously complicated, we don't need this many visas.
    We currently have 135 visas. This bill legislates for 12.

    In short, it's the Australian immigration system. I disagree with you; it's not protectionism. It doesn't prevent business or anything, it just makes sure people looking to live and work in Britain are financially self-sufficient and have skills.
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    I know it's a drag but please read every word of the Bill before jumping to conclusions.
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    (Original post by The Politisphere)
    We currently have 135 visas. This bill legislates for 12.

    In short, it's the Australian immigration system. I disagree with you; it's not protectionism. It doesn't prevent business or anything, it just makes sure people looking to live and work in Britain are financially self-sufficient and have skills.
    Wow, who the heck came up with 135.

    Not a massive fan of such a system myself and certainly not the 50,000 cap in your bill somewhere.

    Also get the parliament logo on it.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Wow, who the heck came up with 135.

    Not a massive fan of such a system myself and certainly not the 50,000 cap in your bill somewhere.

    Also get the parliament logo on it.
    Over the years Parliament just adds a new visa without replacing any. This bill aims to bring them all together and make it simpler to navigate. The 50,000 was taken from a Home Office select committee recommendation. Believe it or not this is the short version, the original has the logo and everything.
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    Now that's how you do a bill.

    May I ask how you determined the risk rating of the countries listed?
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    (Original post by The Politisphere)
    I know it's a drag but please read every word of the Bill before jumping to conclusions.
    For your next reading your going to need some serious notes.

    Also consider sticking each section in a spoiler to save space.

    Well done anyway.
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    (Original post by The Financier)
    May I ask how you determined the risk rating of the countries listed?
    Strange to see Oman as a low-risk country but Poland and Andorra as medium-risk (to name a few countries that stood out).
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    (Original post by The Financier)
    Now that's how you do a bill.

    May I ask how you determined the risk rating of the countries listed?
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    Strange to see Oman as a low-risk country but Poland and Andorra as medium-risk (to name a few countries that stood out).
    The risk countries were taken directly from the Australian classification system. They are based upon number of diseases with the number of cases above a threshold. E.g. if Oman had 5 diseases with over 50,000 cases present it would be safer than Poland with 10 diseases over 50,000 cases. The treatment available in both countries with the prevalence and rate of spread is also taken into account. The figures in my example are simple but the principle is the same.

    Rabies, mad cow diseases, Foot and Mouth, animal-human and treatment of outbreaks is a large part in the initial designations of the prevalence which go to overall risk ratings.
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    (Original post by The Politisphere)
    The risk countries were taken directly from the Australian classification system. They are based upon number of diseases with the number of cases above a threshold. E.g. if Oman had 5 diseases with over 50,000 cases present it would be safer than Poland with 10 diseases over 50,000 cases. The treatment available in both countries with the prevalence and rate of spread is also taken into account. The figures in my example are simple but the principle is the same.
    How Andorra has that many diseases with over 50000 cases in a population of 78000 in a developed country I don't know.
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    How Andorra has that many diseases with over 50000 cases in a population of 78000 in a developed country I don't know.
    As I said, the 50,000 limit was an example to hopefully make it clearer. It's actually number of diseases with cases per 1,000 people over the last 10 years.
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      No. This seems a very long and restrictive bill, which is of itself draconian. A step towards Australian controls is a step too far; however, I do accept the need to take measures to reduce immigration due to growing racial tensions in communities and unwillingness to build on the green belt where other countries are sufficiently large to not do this under similar pressures.
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      (Original post by PhysicsKid)
      No. This seems a very long and restrictive bill, which is of itself draconian. A step towards Australian controls is a step too far; however, I do accept the need to take measures to reduce immigration due to growing racial tensions in communities and unwillingness to build on the green belt where other countries are sufficiently large to not do this under similar pressures.
      Could you please lay out what parts are overly-restrictive or draconian? The numbers of visas can be changed (we had internal disagreements over the exact number so chose the lower ones), otherwise we though requiring health insurance and finances to support yourself is all very reasonable.
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      (Original post by tehFrance)
      Oh thank the lord, I can stay as I qualify under 1.1.a as a halfie

      Nay.
      To see how UKIP could further improve this bill, could I ask why you had the opinion of nay
     
     
     
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