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December 4, 2022

UK Creative Worker Visa (Temporary Work): Overview

New Changes Announced For Creative Worker Visa

Today we’ll look at the latest changes added to the creative worker’s category in the immigration rules.

According to the recently published statement of changes in the Immigration rules, a few amendments for the Creative worker visa category have also been included.

This visa will temporarily allow permission to stay and work in the UK for up to 12 months. They include actors, dancers, musicians, and film crew members in the creative worker category working in the creative industries.

The following changes have been made to the statement of changes in the category of creative worker visa:

Switching from The Visitor Visa

Standard visitors who had entered the UK for the permitted paid engagements will no longer be allowed to switch themselves towards the creative worker category. This change will be implemented in the Immigration rules from 9 November 2022.

New Variations in Code of Practice

Various changes have also been included in the Code of Practice of the Creative worker visa category. Both the performances of the theatre and opera are divided into two separate categories in order to highlight the difference in the talent of overseas people.

Furthermore, references to advertising in the media posts in theatre and opera have been updated to showcase the change in the industry practice.

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