UK Government Introduces Points-Based Immigration Visa For Skilled Workers to live and work

The British Government has introduce applications for skilled workers visas to live and work in the country in a bid to attract the brightest and the best from around the world.

The new immigration rules will ensure that businesses can recruit the most highly qualified from across the globe to drive the economy forwards and keep the UK at the frontier of innovation, People will normally need to be paid at least £25,600 per year unless the ‘going rate’ for that job is higher

The new points-based immigration system opened on December 1, 2020, and skilled workers can apply to work in the UK from January 1, 2021.

Points would be given to applicants “awarded for a job offer at the appropriate skill level, knowledge of English, and being paid a minimum salary. Skilled worker visas will be awarded to those who gain enough points.”

Those who have an exceptional talent or show exceptional promise in the fields of engineering, science, tech or culture” have a greater chance in the points-based immigration system.

Applications are made online, and as part of this, people will need to prove their identity and provide their documents.Once someone outside the UK has gone through all these steps, they will usually get a decision within 3 weeks after all necessary documents are provided.

Applicants will need to prove their identities and provide documents. They will need to have enough money to pay the application fee (ranging from £610 to £1,408), the healthcare surcharge (usually £624 per year) and be able to support themselves (usually by having at least £1,270 available)

How to qualify to work in the UK?

To qualify for a visa, migrant workers who want to move to the UK will have to qualify for 70 points. skilled job will earn 40 points,Being able to speak English will give another 10 points.

10 points for a relevant PhD, or 20 points for a PhD in science, technology, engineering or maths) or an offer of a job in which the UK has a shortage (20 points), even if it doesn’t pay as much money.

The applicant can achieve the remaining 20 points if they are due to be paid at least £25,600 a year.

Certain jobs in health or education still merit 20 points even if the salary is less than £25,600.

How do you apply to work in the UK?

Applicant can copy the link {www.gov.uk/skilled-worker-visa/apply-from-outside-the-uk} documents include a certificate of sponsorship from a proposed UK employer, and proof of knowledge of English.

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