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Posted on April 15 2024

How much will it cost for you to move to the UK in 2024?

By  Editor
Updated April 16 2024

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Highlights: UK updates the salary requirements for various visas!


  • The UK government increased the salary requirements for all types of visas.
  • The new changes in the requirements were implemented in an effort to manage the immigration inflow to the country.
  • Individuals looking to work in the UK under the PBS must have £38,700 as their minimum salary.  
  • Visa applicants are required to pay an annual healthcare surcharge of £1,035 as the standard fee.


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Cost of moving to the UK

The government increased the salary requirements for various visa types to curb migration to the country.

Some of the changes made to the UK visas are listed below:


Skilled Worker Visas

The UK maintains a points-based system for immigrants who wish to migrate to the country to study, work, or invest. Individuals looking to work in the UK via the points-based system must now have a job offer with £38,700 as the minimum salary requirement.


Applicants are required to score a minimum of 70 points, 50 of which are from a job offer and 20 from high salaries in sectors with a job shortage.


Exemptions for the UK skilled worker visa:

  • The increase in salary threshold is not applicable for certain occupations with national pay scales, like teachers, healthcare workers, and social care workers.
  • Overseas care workers can no longer have their families accompany them.


*Looking to apply for a UK Skilled Worker Visa? Let Y-Axis assist you with the steps.


Family Visas

The minimum income threshold for individuals who wish to live with a relative in the UK for more than six months is set to increase. The revised threshold will increase to £34,500 and then £38,700 in the near future.


Exemptions for Family visas

  • Candidates must have English language proficiency.
  • Candidates are required to meet the income requirements.   


*Willing to apply for UK Dependent Visa? Let Y-Axis assist you with the procedure.


Student Visas

The UK recently announced changes in some of its policies for international students who wish to bring their families to the country.


  • Students not involved in a research program are no longer allowed to bring their dependents to the country.
  • Students who have completed their degree to reside in the country for 2-3 years under a graduate visa may be eligible to bring dependents.


*Looking to apply for a UK Student visa? Talk to experts at Y-Axis for complete assistance.


Changes in visa fees and Shortage Occupation List

Some of the changes made to the Shortage Occupation List are as follows:


  • The list of occupations in the Shortage Occupation List will now be reduced.
  • The rule where employers are required to pay 80% of the rate to foreign workers is now abolished.
  • Visa applicants must now pay an annual health surcharge and £1,035 standard fees.  


*Are you looking for step-by-step assistance with UK Immigration? Talk to Y-Axis, the world’s no. 1 overseas immigration company.

For more updates on UK Immigration news, follow the Y-Axis UK news page!

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