The United Kingdom has set a limit on the number of immigrants coming in each year. Making it much harder to get approved to move there. Immigrants fall into a few different categories such as students, visitors, asylum, to stay with family and so on. Each reason for immigrating to the UK has a different set of rules and guidelines on how to have permission to come. For workers that are part of the European Economic Area then they are free to work and bid on jobs without needing a visa. If you come from any other area you have to follow the Points Based System (PBS) and work the system to get your visa. The PBS awards points based on the skills, education, and value of the person, for instance if they were a doctorate they would earn higher points than a non-working artist. There are a few tiers to go by. Tiers one and two cover skilled workers, tier three unskilled workers, but has never been used, and tier for is students, tier five is for temporary workers and special categories.
The UK parliament is wanting to eliminate the over population of immigrants moving into the UK, this doesn’t necessarily mean the ones that stayed. So they are devising a cap on transfers in. In 2009, 196,000 people came into than left the UK. Making immigration to the UK very large. Each year that figure rises. The differences between the 80’s and 90’s is that in the 80’s it started with more people leaving the UK than coming and then the transition happened and now more people are coming instead of leaving. The population is getting over run by non-European and European settlers moving into the UK. About 15% of the statistics include returning UK citizens, who are included in the statistics ratings.
So the UK parliament set a cap for skilled workers at 21,700 for the year, meaning that they’re only allowing 21, 700 skilled workers that are non-European to come into the UK in a given year. This does not include the ones coming in from a company transfer. The new minimum salary requirement for company transfer is £40,000 and staff for £25,000 for 12 months only. Restrictions are being lifted for earners in the £150,000 range and scientist are given special privileges.
Many people are using student visas, with less restrictions to come into the UK to obtain work, so there will be some sort of regulations placed on the student’s visas as well but the details are still being worked out. But they will add in a stipulation that students can stay to obtain work after completing their degree program. Parliament is also looking to boost the numbers leaving the UK by restriction settling rights or extension rights. When applying for a visa, even investor visas you should follow these directions.
· To obtain an Investors Visa simply log in to the official UK Border Agency Website to see if you will need a visa for your particular traveling needs.
· You can file online for your specific visa, but if your country of residence doesn’t allow online filling then visit a visa application Centre to do the application.
· Pay by credit card for your application.
· Make an appointment to submit your biometric information
· Arrive on time, dressed, and prepared
· Once you have completed these steps post your application and all necessary paperwork to the closest British Consulate for approval.
It’s that simple. It may take some time to hear back but you will eventually get a letter back with the details.