95% of visa applications by non-EU architects rejected

Immigration control

Just six applications approved in seven months

Just six non-EU architects were granted visas to work for UK practices in a seven-month period this year.

Figures on the success rate for architects from beyond the EU seeking UK work visas reveal a shockingly low success rate for the seven months to April.

Data obtained from the Home Office by law firm Eversheds Sutherland showed that between November last year and April this year six architects were granted work visas under the government’s restricted certificates of sponsorship scheme. In that period 111 applications were made by architects.

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