Two new elements are included in regards to overseas domestic workers’ visa categories, both in private and diplomatic households:
– Allowing domestic workers to change their employers within six months since the issue of leave to enter regardless whether they have or have not been a victim of abuse;
– To make those with “conclusive grounds’’ decision, victims of trafficking and slavery to apply for leave to remain as a domestic worker up to two years;
From this year, entry clearance applicants will be issued a Biometric Residence Permit, which must usually be collected within 10 days of arrival in the United Kingdom.
Individuals applying for Naturalisation as a British Citizen, an EEA Residence Card and EEA Permanent Residence must also now have their biometrics taken. The biometrics will be used to issue a biometric card as a form of UK visa.