University to reimburse immigration expenses

July 27th, 2021

The university will reimburse staff for immigration expenses, including visas and the health surcharge from Sunday 1 August 2021.

Newly recruited staff and existing colleagues will have their expenses reimbursed when applying for or renewing visas under the Skilled Worker, Global Talent or Indefinite Leave to Remain routes. Other immigration-related expenses, such as the costs associated with dependants, will continue to be supported by the current interest free loan scheme.

The move comes in response to challenges to the higher education sector’s ability to attract and retain international talent by the UK’s departure from the European Union, the introduction of a points-based immigration system and restrictions on movement caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Andy Long said:

“With campuses in three countries and operations and partnerships in a further 40 nations, the University of Nottingham is a truly global institution and we must maintain our position as the destination of choice for the brightest minds.

“Maintaining the ability to attract and retain the best talent from across the world is vital to our success and removing these critical financial barriers will support our efforts to attract talented individuals to the university regardless of where they are from.”

This applies for staff commencing employment with the university on or after Sunday 1 August 2021 and existing colleagues who need to extend or renew their visa on or after 1 August 2021. For further information, please visit our ‘Moving to Nottingham’ webpages.

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