Changes to legal migration rules for family and work visas in 2024 in UK

 Social care workers are no longer allowed to bring dependants (that is, partners and children) on their visa.

The baseline minimum salary to be sponsored for a Skilled Worker visa has increased from £26,200 to £38,700, while the ‘going rate’ minimum salary specific to each job has also gone up significantly.

A list of jobs for which it is possible to sponsor someone for a Skilled Worker visa at a reduced minimum salary has been made shorter and renamed the Immigration Salary List.

 The minimum income normally required to sponsor someone for a spouse/partner visa has risen from £18,600 to to £29,000.

 The Graduate visa, a two-year unsponsored work permit for overseas graduates of British universities, is being reviewed.