UK Changes to Care Worker Route

On February 19, 2024, the UK government published a new statement of changes to the immigration rules which makes significant amendments to the Skilled Worker route for care workers.

  • On January 30, 2024, the immigration minister confirmed that the Home Office intended to use this statement of changes to make previously-announced changes to the route for care workers.
  • Effective March 11, 2024, the government has removed the right for care workers to bring dependents to the UK, and now required that a sponsor be registered with the Care Quality Commission and is performing regulated activity.
    • The Care Quality Commission requirement does not apply to care workers who have applied on the route and are sponsored in these occupations before these changes come into effect, and who wish to extend their permission with the same sponsor or to settle.
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