on a work visa, what happens if I lose my job?

on a work visa, what happens if I lose my job?
on a work visa, what happens if I lose my job?

OUR ADVICES – In the new post-Brexit landscape, French citizens must not play with immigration rules, otherwise they will face further difficulties.

1er January 2021 sounded the death knell for the free movement of European workers. From this date, immigration rules made French people who came to settle in the United Kingdom subject to the visa requirement. In the case of a visa linked to work for a sponsoring company, (in particular the skilled worked visa where the senior specialist worker), loss of employment has direct consequences on the worker’s right to remain in the United Kingdom.

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A supervised process

First of all, note that this only concerns people whose visa is attached to their employer. “ If the visa is not sponsored by the employer, losing or leaving your job will not have any implicationsspecifies Emma Dauriac, lawyer specializing in immigration at Kingsley Napley. For example, a French person, with a family visa due to their marriage to a British person, may not work, change jobs, be made redundant, without impact on their visa. “.

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