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Migrate to UK - Benefits, Application Process, Documents & More

United Kingdom is the first hot-spot for the skilled workers and entrepreneurs from all parts of the world. All the migration aspirants one or another way thought of settling down in the United Kingdom because of its massive employment opportunities, high standard of living and many beneficiaries. Apart from these, the United Kingdom is known for its astounding history, culture and of course the Queen.

Along with the world’s famous universities like Oxford and Cambridge, UK is also famous for many tourist destinations which attracts millions of travelers every year.

Here are some of the Major Benefits of Immigrating to United Kingdom.

    • With London as the capital and an economic influential center for the Great Britain, the United Kingdom has become the main target for international students and immigrants as there is no shortage of employment opportunities for the graduates in London.
    • Excellent health care benefits through National Health Scheme. People can opt to the free Health care facilities through this scheme.
    • The strong economy with a great value for a pound, UK is resilient even while the world is facing the financial crisis.

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  • UK has many tourist destinations like Big Benn, Buckingham palace, London Bridge, Natural history museum, The British museum, The London Tower, and many more.
  • From Mahatma Gandhi to our former Prime Minister Mr. Manmohan Singh, there are many famous Dubain personalities who have chosen UK as the best study abroad destination and became the alumni of the UK Universities.

There are multiple ways to immigrate to UK for skilled workers from Dubai. Basically the visa categories are divided into Tier 1 and Tier 2.

  • Tier 1- UK Entrepreneur Visa

    The UK Entrepreneur visa is for the aspiring entrepreneurs who are interested in investing in UK with a high net-worth. You can either start a business or buy an old one. It is sub divided in two visas.

  • Start up visa and Innovator Visa.

    The start-up visa is also called an innovator visa for UK, for which only candidates who are willing to set up a new business or buy an old one with at least £50,000 of investment.

  • Tier -2 – General Work Visa

    This is a skilled worker visa category for UK which is suitable for candidates who wish to settle in UK permanently with the jobs that are under skill shortage in UK. The candidates who apply through Tier -2 will be selected through the Point-Based Immigration system. Visa will be awarded who is highly skilled and have job offer from an UK Organization.

  • Indefinite Leave to Remain – UK ILR

    If you have indefinite leave to remain in the UK, you can stay indefinitely. ‘Settlement’ is another name for it. It allows you to live, work, and study here for as long as you choose, as well as claim benefits if you qualify. It is possible to utilize it to apply for British citizenship.

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There are numerous ways to apply for indefinite permission to remain, depending on your circumstances.

Top FAQs Asked by Students Travelling to UK

  • The applicant must be over the age of 18.
  • He must be able to demonstrate knowledge in English.
  • Have documentation that the applicant has adequate money to support himself in the country during his first few days.
  • The applicant must secure a minimum of 70 points in point based immigration system

The points-based visa system is the major UK immigration route, and it distinguishes applicants into five “tiers.” It allows migrants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) to come to the UK to work, study, invest, or training.

To be eligible for a visa in any of the five tiers, you must pass a points-based examination. Each tier has different standards, privileges, and admission criteria for people who want to live and work in the UK and each tier will require you to allocate a certain number of points in order to be granted entry clearance or leave to remain in the UK. Age, credentials, wages, language, and money are all allocated points, with a varied number of points required for each.

The factors in Points based immigration are,

  • Age – 5 to 10 points
  • English Language – up to 10 points
  • Qualification – 30 to 50 points or 5 to 15 points
  • Earnings – 15 to 45 points or 5 to 20 points.
  • Experience in UK – 5 points
  • Sponsorship Certificates – 30 to 50 points

To apply for a UK skilled worker visa, here are the approximate funds required.

Application Fee varied from £610 to £1,408 [£610 person only if you are planning to stay up to 3 years, and its more than 3 years, it would be £1,220 per person]

The application fees would be less if your job is listed in shortage occupation list.

Health Care Surcharge – £624 / year

Bank Balance – £1,270 minimum

United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI) is responsible for the UK visa processing and they have a standard time period for each visa for processing. Below is the visa processing times for different visas.

  • Non Settlement Visa from outside UK– 3-12 Weeks
  • Settlement visa from outside UK – 12- 24 weeks
  • Temporary resident visa – Within 8 weeks
  • PR – 6 months
  • ILR from inside UK – 6 months

There are many ways to migrate to UK as mentioned above like

  • Tier 1- UK Entrepreneur Visa.
  • Start up visa and Innovator Visa.
  • Tier -2 – General Work Visa.
  • Indefinite Leave to Remain – UK ILR.

And the other ways to immigrate to UK are,

  • UK Family Visa
  • UK Business Visa
  • UK Visitor Visa

The time it takes to process immigration applications varies depending on the type of visa you are applying for, your profile, and the consulate from which you are applying. To avoid unnecessary delays, it is critical to provide all necessary information and documents.

Check out the list of documents required to get UK Visa.

  • The English Language Proficiency Exam score is required. It can be the IELTS and TOEFL.
  • You must be a citizen of a country that is not a member of the European Union (EEA).
  • To look for work in the UK, you need have all of the appropriate papers, such as work experience certificates, education certificates, etc.
  • You should have enough money to support yourself for the first few years of your student or work visa stay in the UK.
  • In order to be eligible for the appropriate visa, you must additionally produce police and health certificates.

Post-pandemic, the opportunities are about to see the spike with a great demand for Skilled immigrants in UK. Here are the most in-demand jobs in UK for 2022.

  • Project Manager – £33,350 to £135,200 / annum
  • Operations Manager – £31K to £72K / annum
  • Teacher – £23K to £50K / annum
  • Game Designer/Developer – £22K to £60K / annum
  • Accountant – £23K to £50K / annum

The UK visa application costs vary based on the purpose of visit, duration of stay and many other factors. Here are the estimated costs of UK visa for 2022.

  • Tier 1 – UK Entrepreneur visa – Rs.1, 08,710
  • Tier 1 – Investor Visa – Rs.1, 72,808
  • Tier 1 Graduate entrepreneur Visa – Rs.38, 650
  • Tier 1 CESC Entrepreneur – Rs.1, 02,854
  • Tier 2 – Points Based System – Rs.1, 29,898
  • Tier 2 – Points Based System – CESC main applicant – Rs.1,24,042

With Tier-1 and Tier-2 visas, applicants are eligible to apply for permanent residency only after staying in UK for 5 years. Check out the eligibility and apply for the UK PR with the required documents.

Here are the simple steps to apply for a UK visa.

  • Choose the visa based on your travel requirements
  • Check the eligibility
  • Gather the documents required
  • Fill out the application for the UK Visa
  • Submit all the documents
  • Finish the fee payment
  • Schedule the Visa interview appointment
  • Complete the biometrics and wait for the approval
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