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Extending Freedom of Movement Bill 2015

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A bill to introduce a tiered immigration system, impose fair visa qualification and minimum boundary specifications for people seeking indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom, and people applying for certain current visas the United Kingdom offers.
BE IT ENACTED by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Basic Qualifications

1) All applicants must be under 50 years old.
2) Score 6 or above in all categories on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
a. Applicants citizens of a country where English is the official language do not need to score on the IELTS but do need to demonstrate proficiency in English by possessing local qualification equal to Grade B at GCSE level or equivalent.
3) Possess post-secondary education qualifications or certified trade skills in an occupation on the British Immigration Skilled Occupation List (BISOL).
4) Must be employed in an occupation on the skilled occupation list for at least 24 months in the last 36 months.
5) Unless a job offer is confirmed for an occupation listed on the BISOL, all applicants must;
a. Have sufficient funds to cover 12 months’ healthcare for themselves and all individuals listed on the visa applications.
b. Have sufficient funds to cover the cost of living in the United Kingdom.

2 Points Qualification

1) If the applicant is;a. 18 – 24 years old the applicant will receive 25 points.
b. 25 – 32 years old the applicant will receive 30 points.
c. 33 – 39 years old the applicant will receive 25 points.
d. 44 – 44 years old the applicant will receive 15 points.
e. 45 – 50 years old the applicant will receive 0 points.
2) If the applicant scored;
a. 8 on the majority of the four IELTS components the candidate will receive 20 points.
b.7 on the majority of the four IELTS components the candidate will receive 10 points.
c. 6 on the majority of the four IELTS components the candidate will receive 0 points.
3) If the applicant has worked in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation for;
a. 3 years to 5 years the applicant will receive 10 points.
b. 5 years to 8 years the applicants will
receive 15 points.
c. 8 years or more the applicant will receive
20 points.
d. If the applicant possesses a skill listed on;
i. The vital BISOL the applicant will receive 5 points in addition to points received in 2(3)a/b/c.
ii. The extended BISOL the applicant will receive 0 points in addition to points received in 2(3)a/b/c.
4) If the applicant holds;
a. One or more British diplomas or trade qualifications the applicant will receive 10 points.
b. An award or qualification recognised by the assessing authority in assessment of my nominated skilled occupation, the applicant will receive 10 points.c. An undergraduate degree the applicant will receive 15 points.
d. A doctorate degree the graduate will receive 20 points.
e. None of the above the applicant will receive 0 points.
5) If the applicant;
a. Has studied in the United Kingdom within the last 10 years for more than three years the applicant will receive 10 points
b. Has completed a professional study or working exchange programme in the United Kingdom within the last 5 years the applicant will receive 5 points.
6) If the applicant is fluent to the level of professional translator/interpreter as set out by the British Institute of Translation and Interpreting, as demonstrated by successful completion of the Qualified Translator Exam, in; Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic (including Lebanese), Armenian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese-Cantonese,Chinese-Mandarin, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Fijian, Filipino(Tagalog), Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian,Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian,Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi,Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish,Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Yiddish. The applicant will;a. Receive 10 points for qualified ability inFrench, Spanish Chinese-Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, or Japanese.b. Receive 5 points for qualified ability in anyother language.
7) If the applicant has served in the British Armed forces for;
a. 3 years to 5 years the applicant will receive 10 points.
b. 5 years to 8 years the applicant will receive 15 points.
c. 8 years or more the applicant will receive 20 points.
8) If the applicant has funds to invest;
a. £10,000,000 in the United Kingdom the applicant will receive 15 points.
b. £5,000,000 in the United Kingdom the applicant will receive 10 points.
c. £1,000,000 in the United Kingdom the applicant will receive 5 points.
d. Below £1,000,000 in the United Kingdom the applicant will receive 0 points.

3 Requirements for Qualification

1) All applicants must qualify under section '1 Basic Qualifications' to qualify for a current UK visa listed in 3(2)
2) All applicants must achieve a minimum total of 75 points under section 2 Points Qualification to apply for;
a. Indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom visa.
b. All current Tier 1 visas.
c. All current Tier 2 visas except Sportsperson visa, and Priority Service.
d. A Turkish Businessperson visa.
e. A Turkish Worker visa.
f. British citizenship.
3) Applicants from the following EU and EEA member state countries do not need to meet the qualification in 3(2) due to European Union Freedom of Movement. Eligible countries:-
a. Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands,Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Ireland, Germany, France, Finland, Denmark, Belgium,Austria, Iceland.
4) Applicants from the following non-EU and non-EEA member state countries do not need to meet the qualification in 3(2).Eligible countries:-
a. USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada.
b. Applicants from these countries will be treated the same as nationals from countries in 3(3)a.
5) All other nationals from EU, EEA countries not listed in 3(3)a will need to meet the qualifications in '3 Requirements for Qualification', but will be granted a visa if the individual passes.
6) All national from non-EU and non-EEA countries in 3(4)a will need to meet the qualifications in '3 Requirements for Qualification' before going through the current visa application process.

4 British Immigration Skilled Occupation List (BISOL)

1) The extended BISOL will include;
a. Construction Project Manager, Project Builder, Engineering Manager, Production Manager(Mining), Child Care Centre Manager, Medical Administrator, Nursing Clinical Director, Primary Health Organisation Manager, Welfare Centre Manager,Accountant (General), Management Accountant, Taxation Accountant, External Auditor, Internal Auditor, Actuary, Land Economist, Valuer, Ship's Engineer,Ship's Master, Ship's Officer, Architect, Landscape Architect, Cartographer,Other Spatial Scientist, Surveyor, Urban and Regional Planner, Chemical Engineer, Materials Engineer, Civil Engineer, Geo technical Engineer, Quantity Surveyor, Structural Engineer, Transport Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Production or Plant Engineer, Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum), Petroleum Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Agricultural Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Engineering Technologist, Environmental Engineer, Naval Architect, Agricultural Consultant,Agricultural Scientist, Forester, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Veterinarian,Metallurgist, Physicist (Medical Physicist only), Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher, Secondary School Teacher, Special Needs Teacher, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired, Teacher of the Sight Impaired, Special Education Teachers, Medical Diagnostic Radiographer, Medical Radiation Therapist, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Sonographer, Environmental Health Officer, Occupational Health and Safety Advisor, Optometrist, Hospital Pharmacist, Retail Pharmacist,Chiropractor, Osteopath, Dental Specialist, Dentist, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist,Podiatrist, Speech Pathologist, General Medical Practitioner, Anaesthetist, Specialist Physician (General Medicine), Cardiologist, Clinical Haematologist, Medical Oncologist, Endocrinologist, Gastroenterologist, Intensive Care Specialist, Neurologist,Paediatrician, Renal Medicine Specialist, Rheumatologist, Thoracic Medicine Specialist, Specialist Physicians, Psychiatrist, Surgeon (General), Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Neurosurgeon, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Otorhinolaryngologist, Paediatric Surgeon, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Urologist, Vascular Surgeon, Dermatologist,Emergency Medicine Specialist, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Ophthalmologist,Pathologist, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist, Radiation Oncologist,Medical Practitioners, Midwife, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse (AgedCare), Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health), Registered Nurse (CommunityHealth), Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency), Registered Nurse(Development Disability), Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation), RegisteredNurse (Medical), Registered Nurse (Medical Practice), Registered Nurse (Mental Health), Registered Nurse (Perioperative), Registered Nurse (Surgical),Registered Nurse, ICT business Analyst, Systems Analyst, Analyst Programmer, Developer Programmer, Software Engineer, Computer Network and Systems Engineer, Telecommunications Engineer, Telecommunications Network Engineer, Barrister, Solicitor, Clinical Psychologist, Educational Psychologist, Organisational Psychologist, Psychotherapist Psychologists, Social Worker, Civil Engineering Draftsperson, Civil Engineering Technician, Electrical Engineering Draftsperson, Electrical Engineering Technician, Radio Communications Technician, Telecommunications Field Engineer, Telecommunications Network Planner, Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist, Automotive Electrician, Motor Mechanic (General), Diesel Motor Mechanic, Motorcycle Mechanic, Small Engine Mechanic, Sheetmetal Trades Worker, Metal Fabricator, Pressure Welder, Welder (First Class), Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics), Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical), Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures), Fitter(General), Fitter and Turner, Fitter-Welder, Metal Machinist (First Class), Locksmith,Stonemason, Carpenter and Joiner, Carpenter, Joiner, Painting trades workers, Glazier,Fibrous Plasterer, Solid Plasterer, Plumber (General), Airconditioning and Mechanical Services, Plumber, Drainer, Gasfitter, Roof plumber, Electrician(General), Electrician (Special Class), Lift Mechanic, Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic, Electrical Linesworker, Technical Cable Jointer, Electronic Equipment Trades Worker, Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General), Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class), Boat Builder and Repairer, Shipwright,Dental Hygienist, Dental Prosthetist, Dental Technician and Dental Therapist.
b. The vital BISOL will be drawn up annually by the Home Office to include the skills where Britain has a shortage.
c. Both BISOLs will be annually review by the Home Office to add or remove skills listed.

5 Interpretations

1) In this bill nominated occupation refers to the occupation listed on the visa application for one of the current visas this act extends to as in 3(2).2) In this bill closely related occupation refers to an occupation in the same field as the nominated occupation which the applicant could work in without any necessary retraining or re-qualification.

6 Commencement, Short Title, and Extent

1) This Act shall be effective from the 1st April 2016.
2) This Act shall extend to the whole of the United Kingdom.
3) This Act may be referred to as the Visa Qualification Act 2015.

Notes

Things this bill does not do:

1. End freedom of movement. There is a net increase in the number of individuals who qualify for freedom of movement.

2. Affect student visas or people already in the UK. This bill only introduces an initial check on people wanting to apply for a visas. All current visas will remain, and this act only extends to certain visas, not student visas.

Things this bill does do:

1. This bill introduces a points system for nationals of selected countries who are looking to apply for existing work visas and long-stay visas in the United Kingdom.

2. This bill does not end Freedom of Movement in the EU. This bill introduces a tiered approach to EU an non-EU immigration in where nationals from the wealthiest EU countries and the wealthiest non-EU countries in the Anglosphere have freedom of movement in the UK after demonstrating efficiency in English.

3. Immigrants from other EU that do not fall in the above group must demonstrate they have skills and English language proficiency before being allowed into the UK under freedom of movement rules.

4. All remaining nationals not in one of the above two groups must pass both 1 and 2 of this bill before going on to apply for one of the current visas.
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Title is somewhat misleading.

Is this another case of making it really long and having a misleading title in the hopes that people won't read it all and just vote in favour?
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That's a lot of bill, I'll read properly in the morning; but if it is indeed what I expect it'll be a nay

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Why is the bill name different on the enactment?
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That's a lot of bill, I'll read properly in the morning; but if it is indeed what I expect it'll be a nay

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Same here I've very briefly read through it and it looks like a Nay From me ATM
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(Original post by Jammy Duel)
Title is somewhat misleading.

Is this another case of making it really long and having a misleading title in the hopes that people won't read it all and just vote in favour?
The title is not misleading: there is a net increase in the number of people granted freedom of movement in Britain as the USA is now included, there is a change of definition to what freedom of movement is, but I think have a few basic requirements still classifies as freedom of movement.

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Why is the bill name different on the enactment?
It is common for bills to have a shortened enactment title.
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Likewise I suspect this will be a nay from me, but will give this a more detailed read later or in the morning
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It's an abstain for now, Surprisingly, I can't actually see an immediate problem this would cause, however, I've got a problem with the bits about having enough funding to cover healthcare and cost of living. Why are sufficient funds for healthcare required given that we have an NHS? And how do you define the cost of living? Also, why are languages such as Yiddish included in the section relating to translators? Is a Yiddish translator really someone invaluable in the UK?
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The title is not misleading: there is a net increase in the number of people granted freedom of movement in Britain as the USA is now included, there is a change of definition to what freedom of movement is, but I think have a few basic requirements still classifies as freedom of movement.

It is common for bills to have a shortened enactment title.
And Why is the " BE IT ENACTED" Passage different from other bills ?
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The title is not misleading: there is a net increase in the number of people granted freedom of movement in Britain as the USA is now included, there is a change of definition to what freedom of movement is, but I think have a few basic requirements still classifies as freedom of movement.

It is common for bills to have a shortened enactment title.
But the title is misleading, you are not extending Freedom of movement, it's being massively restricted.
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Having read a little more thoroughly, it's definitely a nay. I wouldn't even meet most of those requirements

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Having read a little more thoroughly, it's definitely a nay. I wouldn't even meet most of those requirements

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Boo hoo, clearly because you're British you have the rights to go wherever you want whenever you want, right?
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The title is not misleading: there is a net increase in the number of people granted freedom of movement in Britain as the USA is now included, there is a change of definition to what freedom of movement is, but I think have a few basic requirements still classifies as freedom of movement.

It is common for bills to have a shortened enactment title.
You like to make it complicated bills.

Why haven't you copy-pasted what I proposed on the other thread? It's infinitely shorter and easier to understand.
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You like to make it complicated bills.

Why haven't you copy-pasted what I proposed on the other thread? It's infinitely shorter and easier to understand.
Because that's the point... trick people into abstaining because they don't understand it rather than voting against it because they do.
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Boo hoo, clearly because you're British you have the rights to go wherever you want whenever you want, right?
I think it's more a point by Andy that they wouldn't qualify to get a visa to move to Britain under these conditions, nor would I having had a more detailed read. Not that he, or any of us, have a right to go wherever we like due to our nationality.
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I think it's more a point by Andy that they wouldn't qualify to get a visa to move to Britain under these conditions, nor would I having had a more detailed read. Not that he, or any of us, have a right to go wherever we like due to our nationality.
Which without having read it in detail, suggests that you do not have the skills that UKIP believes that we need from abroad.
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Which without having read it in detail, suggests that you do not have the skills that UKIP believes that we need from abroad.
The skills, wealth, or correct age, among one or two other things I believe from what I've read so far
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Boo hoo, clearly because you're British you have the rights to go wherever you want whenever you want, right?
My point was more highlighting the issue that the requirements are too high. If the majority of the British public doesn't meet them and the majority of immigrants seem to come here an attempt at a better life I'm under the impression that this would severely decrease immigration

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My point was more highlighting the issue that the requirements are too high. If the majority of the British public doesn't meet them and the majority of immigrants seem to come here an attempt at a better life I'm under the impression that this would severely decrease immigration

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Which is a bad thing because? Oh, I forgot about how increased demand doesn't put strain on services and push up house prices.
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Working out what I would get, what is the maximum number of points, because even after getting my degree next year I will still be a bit short and that's without missing much.

Seems to basically say " be a white man from western Europe or one of the particularly white former colonies, or be a millionaire ".

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