Immigrating to a new country is adventurous but it is also challenging, especially if you wish to immigrate to a country like the UK. To immigrate, aspirants may have to learn new language, be ready to deal with new environment and culture. Just to avoid cultural shock, an immigrant needs to do his homework well.
In a not-too-positive development–from the perspectives of the Indian migrants settled in the UK—a large number of Indians in the nation could get hit by a new regulation from next month even as under which they may be extradited from the nation, in case they do not take home at least 35,000 British Pounds per annum.
The improvements will impact the specialists residing and doing a job in the UK on a Tier-2 Visa who get less than 35,000 Pounds per annum, at the close of 5 years of their stay in the nation. Allegedly, London changed the settlement laws in 2012 to smash the connection between arriving to do a job in the country and staying there on a permanent basis.
Over the years Indian experts have formed the biggest class of people given such visas. As per the UK’s Office of National Statistics (ONS), out of the 55,589 Tier-2 Sponsored Visa petitions cleared during 2014-2015, close-to 78% were for the Indian professionals (31,058).
Despite the fact that the precise number of those affected by the salary threshold conditions continues to be pretty uncertain, it is likely to be anywhere from 30,000 to 40,000 employees.
Sharing his thoughts over the issue, an Indian marketing assistant–who reportedly shifted to the country in the month of November 2011 on a Tier-2 Visa–reportedly stated that London is his home, and he has worked pretty hard, and made a life in the nation with his family. He added that he feels exceptionally discouraged by the system even while throwing out tax-paying individuals is anything but an answer to the immigration catastrophe.
Significantly, the visa is given on the basis of a “certificate of sponsorship” given to the Britain- based groups to appoint such professionals from outside the European Union (EU), and enables them an utmost of six years’ stay.
At the close of 5 years, these employees were in a position to submit an application for the prized Permanent Residency (PR) or “Indefinite Leave to Remain” (ILR) in the nation. However, from the next month onwards, it becomes mandatory that those making the cut for the ILR under the 5-year class also show they take home not less than 35,000 Pounds per annum or be subjected to the prospect of a denial which denotes they would have no option except to go back to their home nation or eventually be exiled, in case they refuse to depart willingly.
The other chief groups hired under the class include the nationals of the US, Australia, Japan, and China. But, the administration continues to be unbending that the amendments are vital to deal with the nation’s immigration difficulties.
Allegedly, earlier it has been very easy for some firms to usher-in employees from abroad rather than to take the long-term resolution to train the needed personnel in the country itself.
The UK does not need an introduction. It consists of four popular states–Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, and Wales. Among the four regions, England is the largest country followed by Scotland.
These days, immigrating to developed countries is one of the most challenging pursuits, the reason being the bars are raised for the immigrants coming from developing countries.
Most people from the developing nations–like India, China and Philippines, for instance–want to associate with the west to improve them financially and socially. At the same time, the developed West is also looking for brighter and younger minds from the East whom they can fruitfully employ in their respective sector.
The most important reason that western nations are looking for eastern talent is the cost proposition that they offer. Some specific nations–like the UK, France, Germany, the US, Brazil–are in need of smart labor; and the eastern countries–like India, China and Korea—are able to provide them the right talent that they are looking for.
The best part about the immigration is the niche that it takes into consideration. Immigration is not just confined to employment sector only. Many entrepreneurs, businessmen/women have decided to invest due to the opportunities back there.
The immigration programmes that different countries– like the US, UK, Canada, Germany and France–are following have been helping them rather dramatically.
In this piece, you will come to know about some of the well-known and widely used immigration programmes that have been followed by the UK.
Now, if you are thinking that why only Britain is considered among all other names mentioned above, well, since our focus is on Europe, the best economies would be considered.
And the UK has fared the best among its peer, in terms of job generation, unemployment reduction, better working conditions, pay packages, educational quality rendered. These are some of the major leverages attracting the immigrants to think for the UK for overseas movement.
Top UK Immigration Programmes
Let’s take a quick look at some of the immigration programmes through which you can move to your dream destination.
UK Tier 1 Immigration Programme
Among all other immigration programmes up-for-grabs, the Tier 1 Immigration Visa proposed by the UK immigration department has been perhaps the best to reckon. This visa is quickly processed even as d it is made for successful entrepreneurs and immigrants. The best immigrants and entrepreneurs with an innovative business idea can take the route to the nation through the visa.
For an immigrant from outside the European Union (EU) Economic Zone, they can take the immigration to the famous overseas destination through this programme by investing between 50,000 and 2, 00,000 Pounds. You will have secure 95 points under the programme to streamline the movement.
Allocation of the points
|Having access to at least £200,000 of disposable capital||25 points|
|Having at least £50,000 fromone or more registered venture capital firms or one or more UK entrepreneurial seed funding competitions
One or more UK government departments
|Having access to at least £50,000 and also a Tier 1 (Graduate entrepreneur)visa||25 points|
|The funds are held in a regulated financial institution||25 points|
|The funds are disposable||25 points|
|You can speak English to the required standard||10 points|
|You have sufficient funds to support yourself in the UK||10 points|
UK Tier Immigration Programme
It is meant for the skilled workers outside the European Economic Zone. They can be duly sponsored through the employer who is based in the nation of the immigrant with their main offices situated in Britain.
The employer can sponsor the immigrants to move to the main office for a stipulated period of time and serve there. There are some 20,700 applications that are accepted against this visa.
You will have to qualify some requirements to make sure that you can move under this visa programme.
- Have a job offer from a licensed British employer and a valid Certificate of Employment from that employer.
- Meet the UKBA maintenance requirements.
- Meet the UKBA English requirements.
- Score 70 points or more in the Tier 2 points test.
There are more immigration programmes that are available and you can use them to move to the famous and widely visited immigration hotspot.