Bishop of Southwark asks Government about visas for ministers of religion

On 23rd March 2020 the Bishop of Southwark, Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, received a written answer to a question on visas for ministers of religion:
The Lord Bishop of Southwark: HL2370 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.

 Baroness Williams of Trafford: 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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