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United Kingdom (UK) consists of Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland)and Northern Ireland. UK, a topmost trading power and financial pivot, is among the trillion dollar economies of Western Europe. UK has given the world it's most popular language, and has contributed a lot in literature, culture, science, medicine, legal and democratic values having special bondage to India. It continues to have a strong currency and is an attractive destination for immigrants, students and investors from South Asia because of economic stability and historic bonds. It has a people friendly social welfare programs. There are a number of options available if you have the right skills, experience and wish to live and work in UK.

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  1. UK Tier System
  2. UK Talent Program

UK Tier System

The UK Visa is classified on a tier System- Tier1 and Tier 2

Tier 1:

In April 2011, the new UK ‘Highly Skilled’ Tier was introduced. This new type of visa has replaced the Tier 1 General Visa, which was known as the Highly Skilled Migrant Program (HSMP). The UK Border Agency has stopped accepting Tier 1 (General) applications made from overseas since 23 December 2010.

Under the new Highly Skilled Tier Visa, entry in the UK would be open for entrepreneurs, investors and limited people under exceptional talent category. The new Tier 1 immigration system will concentrate on businessmen and people such as top scientists, artists and sportspersons

From April 2011, only the limited few Entrepreneurs and Investors and people with Skilled Talents would only qualify under the new Highly Skilled Tier Visa and would make it to the UK.

Tier 2:

The Classes under this visa:

  • General: There is a sealing for applications for migrants will salaries under £150,000 while there is no such sealing for migrants with salaries above £150,000.
  • Priests: Ministers and priests of different faiths and communities
  • Sportsmen: For internationally acclaimed sportsmen/coaches with significant achievements in their respective fields

Intra company transfer: applicable for short or long tenure postings of staff trainees and training staff of a multinational organization having office in the country.

UK Talent Program

The category is limited to providing 1000 placements. The UK Talent Program category is meant for talented people with high professional performance in fields of science, arts and humanities with intention to work /settle in the UK.

Such applicants should have the potential of international recognition in their respective fields of work. Filing applications under this category needs expert guidance. The pre-requisites to qualify under the New Exceptional Talent Program for UK are mentioned below:

Entry requirement

  • Endorsement by a designated Competent Body.
  • No minimum English level requirement.

Extension

  • It is mandatory for the applicant to be economically active in their field
  • Intermediate English level.

Grants of leave

  • Initial grant of 3 years and 4 months
  • 2 years extension.

Settlement

  • It is mandatory for the applicant to be economically active in their field
  • Knowledge of live test is applicable
  • May qualify for ILR after a span of 5 years.

Dependents

  • Granted leave as per main applicant


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