Settle In The UK With Your Family
The UK is still one of the world’s greatest countries. It’s incredible quality of life and multicultural cities make it one of the most attractive destinations for professionals seeking a better life for themselves and their families. Despite the upheaval of Brexit, it retains a strong economic position due to its established institutions and deep involvement in global trade. The best cities in the Uk for immigrants to settle down include London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Manchester and Reading.
Y-Axis can help you navigate the intricacies of UK immigration law to help you settle in the world’s premier English speaking destination.
Why Settle In The UK?
- Strong economy with established industries
- Huge demand for skilled talent to power its advanced economy
- Vibrant, entrenched Indian community
- Exceptional and free healthcare via NHS
- Home to some of the world’s best universities
- Powerful passport to facilitate global travel
Documents required for migrating to the UK
- You need to take English Language Proficiency Test. This mainly includes IELTS and TOEFL.
- You should belong from a country which is not being included in the European Economic Area or the EEA.
- You should have all the required documents, work experience certificates and others needed to enroll in a college or apply for a job to enter in UK.
- You should have the required amount of funds needed to support yourself during your stay on a student or work visa for initial years in UK.
- You are also required to submit character and health certificates that will further prove your qualification for the required visa.
UK Immigration Process
The United Kingdom comprises of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Being one of the world’s most sought after migration destinations, the UK offers an array of options for individuals seeking to settle down. Typically, individuals need to first move to the UK temporarily and then apply for an ILR (Indefinite Leave to Remain). Some of the ways to move to the UK include:
- Migrating to the UK with a job offer on hand
- Settling down in the UK through the student route
- Settling down in the UK if you are married or engaged to a UK citizen or permanent resident
- Migrating to the UK as an entrepreneur setting up a business
- Migrating to the UK as an investor
In order to migrate to the UK, candidates will need a good IELTS score and must meet all professional, legal and financial criteria. These criteria depend on your chosen migration path. Y-Axis helps individuals identify the correct immigration route and then assists them at every step of their migration journey. Our two decades of immigration experience make us your best option to increase your chances of settling down in the UK.
Roadmap to the UK
- Highly qualified foreigners
- Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Visa
- Tier 1 (Investor) Visa
- Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa
- Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa
- Skilled foreign workers with a job offer in a shortage area
- Skilled worker visa has replaced the Tier 2 (General) Visa
- Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) Visa
- Tier 2 (Sportsperson) Visa
- Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) Visa
- Youth mobility and temporary foreign workers
- Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Visa
- Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) Visa
Top Occupation & Salaries
IT & Software
£55,000 – £85,000
Marketing & Sales
£53,000 – £70,778
£48,000 – £65,000
Accounting & Finance
£65,000 – £84,000
£55,000 – £75,000
£50,000 – £65,000
Professional and Scientific Services
£63,000 – £95,100
- In 2020, the UK government announced a points-based immigration system. The main features of the points-based migration are:
- Candidates for immigration to the EU and non-EU countries shall be considered equally.
- The points-based system must be followed by highly skilled workers, skilled workers, and students who wish to come to the UK.
- For skilled workers, a job offer is required.
- The salary level has been cut from 30,000 pounds to 26,000 pounds per year.
- Applicants must demonstrate their ability to communicate in English (A-level or equivalent).
- Highly skilled professionals must be endorsed by a UK authority, but they are not required to have a job offer.
- Students who wish to study in the UK will be subject to a points-based system and will be required to present verification of an admission letter from an educational institution, as well as English competence and financial resources.
- 70 points is the minimum score required to be eligible for a visa
How to score 70 points
The applicant will receive 50 points if they have a work offer in the United Kingdom and are able to communicate in English. Any of the following qualifications can be used to earn the additional 20 points needed to qualify for the visa:
- Applicant will receive 20 points if you have a job offer worth at least 26,000 pounds per year.
- A relevant PhD is worth 10 points, while a PhD in a STEM field is worth 20 points.
- An offer for a position with a skill shortage is worth 20 points.
Job at appropriate skill level
English speaking skills
Salary of 26,000 and above or relevant PhD in a STEM subject
10 + 10 = 20 points
Check the UK eligibility points calculator to check if you qualify for a visa to migrate to the UK.
HOW Y-AXIS CAN HELP YOU?
- Identifying the best strategy to get your UK visa
- Advising you on finances to be shown
- Advising you on papers to be presented
- Help in filling of forms
Review of all your papers before their submission
How much is UK Visa fee?
The UK Visa fee will vary depending on the Visa category that you have applied for. The UK Visa fees have increased from 18th March 2019. It includes a 2% increase for Study Visa, Work Visa, and Short-term Visitor Visa applications. Apart from this, there is also a 25% hike in the fee for Nationality and Settlement Visa applications.
How long does it take to get a UK Visa?
99% of the normal UK Visa applications are adjudicated within ten working days. The maximum time will be 15 working days.
Priority UK Visa applications are adjudicated within 3 to 5 working days. The Super Priority applications are adjudicated within 24 hours.
What are the documents required for a UK Visa?
The documents required for a UK Visa are as follows:
- A valid passport that has a page blank on twin sides
- The completed form for Visa application
- 1 Passport size photograph as per the specifications
- Visa fee
- Evidence of finances like original bank statements not earlier than 3 months
- The confirmation of flight bookings and accommodation
- An invitation letter if you are being sponsored by a family member or a friend
- Original marriage certificate if you are being accompanied by your spouse
- Birth certificates of your kids if they are accompanying you
- Latest utility bills
You may also have to include the following if you are travelling for business:
- A letter of confirmation of conference/ confirmation of training/ invitation
- Complete details of an approved representative in your firm along with their contact details
How can I immigrate to the UK?
If you are a non-EU citizen it is advisable that you seek legal advice from UK Immigration Experts as your immigration can be slightly complex. There are diverse pathways for non-EU nationals to immigrate to the UK:
- Tier 1 Visa for highly skilled immigrants through a points-based system
- Tier 2 Visa
- Skilled worker visa for individuals who are sponsored by an employer in the UK
- Tier 5 Provisional Work Visa through the Youth Mobility Scheme
How can I apply for UK immigration?
You must go through the below process for applying for a UK Visa:
- Find out if you need the UK Visa
- Select the appropriate type of Visa
- Complete the Visa application form online
- Gather the required documents for the UK Visa application
- Schedule an interview appointment for the Visa
- Attend the interview for the UK Visa
What are the eligibility requirements to migrate to the UK?
- Applicant must be of 18 years and above
- He must meet the English language requirements
- Have proof that applicant has enough finances to support his initial days of stay in the country
Is the UK accepting immigration applications?
Yes, the UK is accepting online applications from immigration candidates.
Is the UK Skill Assessment body conducting assessments?
Yes, the UK’s skill assessment body, UK NARIC which is the United Kingdom’s national agency for the recognition and comparison of international qualifications and skills from visa applicants who wish to study or work in the UK.
UK NARIC is accepting applications for assessment from visa applicants but in the online form. The assessment report will also be sent online.
What is the UK Skilled Worker visa?
A UK Skilled Worker visa – formerly the Tier 2 [General] work visa for the UK – allows an individual to come to or stay in the UK for working for a UK employer approved by the Home Office.
I am already in the UK. Can I switch to the Skilled Worker visa?
An individual might be able to apply for switching or converting to a Skilled Worker visa if they are already in the UK on a different UK visa. In order to switch, their job must meet the eligibility requirements for the Skilled Worker visa and they must also be able to speak, read, write and understand the English language.
Certain categories of individuals – such as those in UK on a visit visa, short-term student visa etc. – cannot apply for a switch to the Skilled Worker visa.
How do I know if my job is eligible for the Skilled Worker visa?
To establish eligibility, your job’s 4-digit occupation code will be required. Do keep in mind that the job description should be a precise match. Similar jobs might have different codes.
What is meant by a “shortage occupation”?
By a “shortage occupation” is meant a skilled job in the UK wherein there is a shortage of workers.
What if my job is on the Shortage Occupation List for the UK?
If an individual has a job on the Shortage Occupation List [SOL], they can be paid 80% of the usual going rate for their job in order to be eligible for the UK Skilled Worker visa.
Is IELTS mandatory?
IELTS is not mandatory. For visa or citizenship applications for the UK, you might be required to prove a knowledge of the English language by passing a secure English language test [SELT]. There are 2 different types of tests as different UK immigration routes involve a different level of English language ability.
The level of test needed – referred to as the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages [CEFR] – will be as per the immigration route applying for.
What are the visa alternatives for working in the United Kingdom?
The Tier 2 visa scheme allows skilled professionals to come to the UK. They can come to the UK on a long-term basis if their occupation is on the Tier 2 shortage occupation list. IT, finance, and engineering are among the most popular occupations on the list.
For foreign job searchers looking to work in the UK, there are two primary options:
Visa for Skilled Workers.
Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) is for highly skilled employees of international corporations who are being relocated to a UK branch.
Skilled workers from other countries can be selected for this visa based on a shortage occupation list, and they will be eligible for an offer letter without the labor market test and stay in the UK for up to 5 years.
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