New grandparent ‘super visa ‘ likely to be introduced, enabling ageing relatives come to UK

The Liberal Democrats have proposed to introduce a new grandparent ‘super visa’ which would enable immigrants bring their extended families to the UK more easily.

The details which are likely to be unveiled during spring conference in York would aim in watering down immigration rules. The rules are to be changed so that it is less difficult for the spouses and elderly grandparents of migrants to move to Britain.

Proposals inclue allowing ageing relatives to join their migrant children in the UK for upto two years through a new grand parent ‘super visa’. This policy could benefit wealthier immigrants, who would pay a health levy before their parents join them to cover the increase health and social costs to Britain.

New grandparent ‘super visa ‘ likely to be introduced, enabling ageing relatives come to UK

New grandparent ‘super visa ‘ likely to be introduced, enabling ageing relatives come to UK

The Lib Dems’ policy paper on migration says: ‘Our current system does not allow foreign grandparents to visit their families for an extended period. Countries such as Canada have introduced an extended tourist visa for these circumstances.

‘Allowing elderly relatives who can be adequately supported to visit enables them to spend time with their families, and makes Britain a more attractive place to settle for those highly skilled and wealthy migrants who benefit our economy.’

Also Asylum seekers will be given the right to work if they had been in Britain for more than 6 months.

And foreign students would also be allowed to stay and work for three years once they complete their course. This includes graduates in Science, maths, engineering or technology.

The Government had recently increased the the earning threshold from £18,600 to £22,400 before a migrant can bring their husband or wife to the UK – activists have criticised saying nearly half the population would not meet this criteria.
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Sharanya Bharathwaj

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