UK Points-Based Program for Skilled Professionals? 

The UK’s points-based immigration system aims to invite the best and brightest minds worldwide to the UK. This program empowers science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students, professionals, and workers in other occupations to get a pathway to UK permanent residence permit, called indefinite leave to remain (ILR). The newly introduced graduate route for overseas students will choose to reside in the UK for three years post their students and simultaneously seek employment.
This point-based immigration system is per that of Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, that similarly grant points based on the factors of particular skills, professions, salaries, qualifications, and age profiles of highly skilled overseas professionals.

What more, this system of points-based immigrants will equally treat both EU and non-EU citizens. A minimum of 70 points will be required to be eligible for permanent residence in the UK.

This UK points-based immigration system is a welcome respite for students who have gone to the UK for higher studies and are further looking for employment opportunities.

Here is what you must know about the new point-based UK visa as a skilled worker –
  • Almost everyone – irrespective of the occupational background - meeting the points criteria, is eligible to apply for the UK skilled worker class program,
  • Indians have an advantage here as they will be equally considered as that of the EU citizens. This system is beneficial for Indian skilled workers and international students
  • There is no limit on the number of applicants who can apply under this new UK Immigration system
  • Those applicants whose salary is below the required amount (25,000 pounds) can also apply if they have an advanced qualification in their respective fields
  • The applicants must ensure that they have enough funds to apply. The application fee would be between £610 to £1,408 and a £624 health surcharge. Additionally, they must be able to support themselves in the UK
  • The Skilled Worker Visa is valid for up to five years, after which it can be extended
  • The applicant must have a skilled job offer by an approved sponsor and must be able to speak English
  • A minimum of 70 points is required to be eligible to apply for the UK visa, which can be quickly gained if the above conditions are met.
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