On Wednesday, Home Secretary Priti Patel launched UK’s new points-based immigration system. This new system aims to restrict the inflow of low skilled workers in the UK. Points will be based on proficiency in English, valid job offer, appropriate skill level and a minimum salary threshold. An immigrant will require 70 points to be able to work in the UK after graduating. If you are an international student or even a domestic student in the United Kingdom, you must have considered taking up a part-time job to cover your basic expenses. Keep reading The New & Latest United Kingdom Immigration Process.
United Kingdom Immigration Process Key Points To Note:
- 10 points for speaking English.
- 10 points for a PhD in a subject relevant to the job.
- 10 points for a salary of £23,040 or more; 20 points for a salary of £25,600 or more.
- 20 points for a job at appropriate skill level.
- 20 points for each PhD in science, technology, engineering and maths or a job in a designated shortage occupation.
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Here are 10 points you should know about UK’s new immigration system:
1) The new Australia-inspired points-based immigration system will take effect from 1st January 2021.
2) The new system will replace the Tier 1 and Tier 2 schemes.
3) Points will be assigned based on specific skills, qualifications, salaries and professions. 70 points will be needed by an immigrant to be able to work in the UK.
4)The new system brings down the minimum salary threshold from £30,000 to £25,600.
5) Immigrants will require a job offer with an employer, the ability to speak proficient English, an A-level qualification and a minimum salary of £25,600.
6) EU and Non-EU citizens will be treated equally under the new system.
7) There is no route for general low-skilled work, temporary work or self-employed people. However, self-employed people may be able to obtain an innovator visa or enter under the global talent scheme.
8) The home office has estimated that almost 70% of the existing EU workforce would not meet the requirements of the new system.
9) The new points-based system aims to reduce the overall migration numbers by replacing the “free movement” that existed between the UK and the EU.
10) Those who don’t meet the £25,600 salary criteria will be able to ‘trade’ characteristics such as having a job offer in a shortage occupation or having a PhD relevant to the job. This can be set off against a lower salary, provided then earn above £20,480.
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