How to apply to the temporary visa scheme for poultry workers and heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers to transport food.

These measures are short-term, until a wider set of medium to long term measures can take effect. 

These measures include arrangements for the following (subject to immigration checks) to come to the UK, to work, on a temporary basis: 

  • 4,700 food haulage drivers who will arrive from late October and leave by 28 February 2022 
  • 5,500 poultry workers who will arrive from late October and be able stay up to 31 December 2021 

Information for food drivers and poultry workers can be found here.

HGV food drivers allocated through the scheme must have an EU, EEA (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) or Swiss HGV (category C or C+E) licence (further details). 

Read all information here.