Work Permits for Scotland
First Permit Limited is one of the few
specialist immigration advisers active in Scotland. Although
the immigration rules and procedures for Scotland are broadly
the same as for the rest of the UK, there are differences and
changes are to be made to make the system different to the rest
of the UK.
The Scottish Executive (which is the devolved
government for Scotland) has identified that Scotland is likely
to suffer a greater loss of skilled workers in the next few
years as a result of the anticipated decline in population and
an increase in the age profile of the population.
The Scottish Executive has launched a
Fresh Talent initiative to encourage skilled individuals from
elsewhere in the UK or from abroad to come to work and live
Extended Stay for All Overseas
Scottish Students after Graduation without Need for a Separate
First Minister in a statement to the Scottish Parliament on
25 February 2004 announced that, from summer 2005, all overseas
students who graduate from Scottish Universities will be able
to stay in Scotland for an additional two years after graduation
without requiring a work permit or similar clearance.
Contact us if you require
further information on the rules related to Work
Permits for Scotland.