United Kingdom is the first hot-spot for the skilled workers and entrepreneurs from all parts of the world. All the migration aspirants one or another way thought of settling down in the United Kingdom because of its massive employment opportunities, high standard of living and many beneficiaries. Apart from these, the United Kingdom is known for its astounding history, culture and of course the Queen.
Along with the world’s famous universities like Oxford and Cambridge, UK is also famous for many tourist destinations which attracts millions of travelers every year.
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There are multiple ways to immigrate to UK for skilled workers from India. Basically the visa categories are divided into Tier 1 and Tier 2.
The UK Entrepreneur visa is for the aspiring entrepreneurs who are interested in investing in UK with a high net-worth. You can either start a business or buy an old one. It is sub divided in two visas.
The start-up visa is also called an innovator visa for UK, for which only candidates who are willing to set up a new business or buy an old one with at least £50,000 of investment.
This is a skilled worker visa category for UK which is suitable for candidates who wish to settle in UK permanently with the jobs that are under skill shortage in UK. The candidates who apply through Tier -2 will be selected through the Point-Based Immigration system. Visa will be awarded who is highly skilled and have job offer from an UK Organization.
If you have indefinite leave to remain in the UK, you can stay indefinitely. 'Settlement' is another name for it. It allows you to live, work, and study here for as long as you choose, as well as claim benefits if you qualify. It is possible to utilize it to apply for British citizenship.
There are numerous ways to apply for indefinite permission to remain, depending on your circumstances.
The points-based visa system is the major UK immigration route, and it distinguishes applicants into five "tiers." It allows migrants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) to come to the UK to work, study, invest, or training.
To be eligible for a visa in any of the five tiers, you must pass a points-based examination. Each tier has different standards, privileges, and admission criteria for people who want to live and work in the UK and each tier will require you to allocate a certain number of points in order to be granted entry clearance or leave to remain in the UK. Age, credentials, wages, language, and money are all allocated points, with a varied number of points required for each.
The factors in Points based immigration are,
To apply for a UK skilled worker visa, here are the approximate funds required.
Application Fee varied from £610 to £1,408 [£610 person only if you are planning to stay up to 3 years, and its more than 3 years, it would be £1,220 per person]
The application fees would be less if your job is listed in shortage occupation list.
Health Care Surcharge - £624 / year
Bank Balance - £1,270 minimum
United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI) is responsible for the UK visa processing and they have a standard time period for each visa for processing. Below is the visa processing times for different visas.
There are many ways to migrate to UK as mentioned above like
And the other ways to immigrate to UK are,
The time it takes to process immigration applications varies depending on the type of visa you are applying for, your profile, and the consulate from which you are applying. To avoid unnecessary delays, it is critical to provide all necessary information and documents.
Check out the list of documents required to get UK Visa.
Post-pandemic, the opportunities are about to see the spike with a great demand for Skilled immigrants in UK. Here are the most in-demand jobs in UK for 2022.
The UK visa application costs vary based on the purpose of visit, duration of stay and many other factors. Here are the estimated costs of UK visa for 2022.
With Tier-1 and Tier-2 visas, applicants are eligible to apply for permanent residency only after staying in UK for 5 years. Check out the eligibility and apply for the UK PR with the required documents.
Here are the simple steps to apply for a UK visa.
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