UK Introduces New Visa Rules: Check List of Big Changes Before Filing UK Visa Application

UK Introduces New Visa Rules: Check List of Big Changes Before Filing UK Visa Application

The Rishi Sunak government in the UK has announced a new set of tough rules for the immigrants in order to reduce the traffic from other countries. James Cleverly, the home secretary says that lower the level of authorized immigration, this robust action is much required. In 2022, 7,50,000 people immigrated to UK.

UK Introduces New Visa Rules: Check List of Big Changes Before Filing UK Visa Application
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As per the new visa policy, the immigrants will have to earn more to obtain a work visa. James mentioned that from the spring of 2024, the immigrants will need an offer of a minimum salary package of 38,700 pounds for a skilled work visa. Earlier it was 26,200 pounds.

If a British worker wants to bring their foreign spouse to UK, they will also have to work the same. 

However this rule does not apply to all the sectors. The healthcare and social care sector are totally exempted from this condition since they are entirely dependent on immigrant workers. But these care workers are no longer permitted to bring their dependent family members with them to the Britain. 

The government will also scrape off the rule allowing employers in sectors on “shortage occupation list”. The graduate students will also not be able to bring their relatives to the UK, the rule starts from January. These new measures will significantly reduce the number of immigrants by 3,00,000  who are eligible to move in future years 

UK Introduces New Visa Rules: Check List of Big Changes Before Filing UK Visa Application
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Christina McAnea, the general secretary of the Unison Trade said “Migrant workers were encouraged to come here because both sectors are critically short of staff. Hospitals and care homes simply couldn’t function without them.” She further added, “Migrants will now head to more welcoming countries, rather than be forced to live without their families.”

Yvette Cooper, the immigration spokesperson of the Opposition Labour Party blamed the UK government in training the UK workers to fill the essential vacancies. 

She also said “Where is the workforce plan on social care, on engineering, on bricklaying, on all shortage occupations that their total economic failure has left us with?”

The UK government is also under a significant pressure for achieving its own goal of halting unauthorized asylum seekers who arrive in the country on small boats through the English Channel.

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