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Visas: Ministers of Religion

Home Office written question – answered on 23rd March 2020.

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Photo of The Bishop of Southwark The Bishop of Southwark Bishop

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the UK's points-based immigration system: policy statement, published on 19 February, what changes, if any, they plan to make to the existing Tier 2 Minister of Religion Category.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

Under the current Immigration Rules, there are a range of routes for specialist occupations, including Ministers of Religion and temporary religious workers.

There are no current plans to change these routes, though from January 2021, these routes will be opened to EEA citizens.

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