The UK may not be anymore a haven for many skilled workers or so it seems. As per a report, a large number of the workers from India working in Britain on the Tier 2 Visas not taking home 35,000 Pounds per annum will face exile under the latest UK immigration laws. According to the rules, the foreigners residing and doing a job in the nation on these visas and getting less than 35,000 Pounds yearly will be influenced at the close of their 5 year residence in the country.
London amended the settlement rules in the year 2012 for allegedly destroying the connection between arriving to work in the nation and residing there without end. Against this backdrop, the latest UK immigration laws will be applicable to the aliens having gained admission into the nation on the Tier 2 Visas from April 6, 2011. Reportedly, the UK Home Office disclosed the same in a recent statement.
Significantly, the UK Tier 2 Visa is given on the ground of a ‘Certificate of sponsorship’ proffered to Britain based firms for signing-up experts from outside the territorial limits of the European Union (EU), and permits them to live in the nation for a highest time-frame of 5 years. Such employees from abroad were given the permission to submit an application for an Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) or Permanent Residency (PR) in the nation at the close end of 5 years.
But, as per latest regulations that come into force from the next month, April 2016, it will be compulsory for those making the cut under the 5-year class for the ILR to illustrate that they are taking home not less than 35,000 Pounds per annum, or face the likelihood of banishment from Britain. The same denotes they shall either have to go back to their respective home nation or get eventually exiled in case they don’t depart of their own free will. Aside from Indians, the new UK immigration regulations will also affect the overseas persons hailing from the nations of Japan, Australia, China, and the US.
London has reportedly reiterated its position declaring the latest immigration rules are required to check and control the nation’s increasing immigration difficulties. According to an official spokesperson for the UK Home Office, it was rather easy for firms/organizations to usher-in employees from out-of-the-country earlier instead of taking the long-term decision to provide the needed training to the local personnel in the nation. But, the need of the hour is to change this though by cutting-down the requirement for migrant labor force.
Hence, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) was duly hired to provide recommendation on reining-in economic immigration from outside the limits of the EU, the spokesperson further asserted.