Global Mobility Visa: Service Suppliers
This will be a route for people travelling to the UK to deliver a service in line with GATS or other UK trade commitments. With Visas often forming part of post-Brexit trade agreement discussions, this area may grow in significance.
The visa will replace the current Temporary Work – International Agreement visa, which was previously one of the Tier 5 visa routes. For existing agreements, the visa is essentially just a re-branding. Future trade agreements may include different terms, so this visa could evolve into one with different criteria for different countries.
The visa will not be used where a trade agreement provides for full freedom of movement of workers (as is being discussed for CANZUK : see https://www.canzukinternational.com/ , and as would occur should the UK (re) join EFTA).
If you are a service provider that wants to come to the UK on a Global Mobility visa, or if you are a business wanting to send staff to the UK on this basis, please get in touch.