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Visas: Arts

Home Office written question – answered on 16th June 2020.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Chair, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union, Chair, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) extending the three month concession for non-visa nationals using the Tier 5 Temporary Worker – Creative or Sporting route to six months and (b) allowing the Tier 5 route for multiple entries to the UK.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Overseas musicians and performers make an important contribution to the UK's creative sector. We have set out plans to introduce a future points-based immigration system which will enable these creative workers to come to the UK to perform and take part in events.

There are a range of provisions for visiting artists, entertainers and musicians, each offering various lengths of leave suited to their individual needs.

The Immigration Rules for creative workers already make provisions for multiple entries to the United Kingdom.

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