Skilled Workers Will Get Benefit With New UK Immigration Changes
The United Kingdom Immigration department has introduced changes to the existing rules which affect prospects of professionals likely to be sponsored by the UK companies. The new rules apply to prospective migrants who applied for skilled visas after November 24.
The Tier 2 and Tier 4 visa categories which help the United Kingdom firms to import foreign nationals with specialized skills underwent broad range of changes which include, tier 2 sponsorship licenses, English Language requirements. This year UK received overwhelming population influx despite the United Kingdom’s separation from the European Union in the popular ‘Brexit’ vote.
Tier 2 visa changes
Changes in the salary threshold of the UK Tier 2 visa include:
The Tier 2 (General) salary threshold was £25,000, with some exemptions, further increased to £30,000 in April 2017.
Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) salary thresholds increased £30,000 from earlier £20,800.
The Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) for graduate trainee salary threshold is £23,000. The numbers have been increased by 20 per company per year.
The Tier 4 visa rules demand English requirement. The landscape of immigrants in each country changed in past few years. The ‘Brexit’ was also raised highlighting the issue of migration.
There was opposition but, not for the hard working immigrants who bring new skills, language, and culture to the United Kingdom. The Engineering sector largely depends on the foreign workforce. However, the dearth of qualified individuals would compel the respective governments to take bold initiative of welcoming those individuals who wish to settle in the mainland of the Great Britain.