There are lots of implications which makes getting a UK visa seem difficult for those trying to immigrate down to United Kingdom. However, if you fully understand how the system really works, it will help you save a lot of stress and energy.
The first step towards getting to UK is working out the type of visa you will be needing. Please have it in mind that any foreigner trying to move down to UK for a period of time longer than 6 months will be needing a visa even if you are from a common country like that of Australia and new Zealand. If you happen to be from European economic area you won’t be needing a visa to get to UK.
During the last six years visa types have been removed and there is currently a points system for UK visas.
The Points System:
In every level a candidate needs to score an adequate number of points to pick up entry clearance, or to stretch out their leave to stay in the UK.
The levels are evaluated in an unexpected way: Tiers 1 and 2 are reviewed on a point system for their capacity, age and experience, and there’s the chance to pick up points by having the option to work in a category where workers are hard to find.
Tier 4 is evaluated on three zones: having a legitimate confirmation of acceptance for studies at a UK college or school, having a worthy degree of English capacity and having enough cash to cover both fees and everyday living costs.
Tier 5 is partitioned into six categories: creative and sporting, religious worker, charity worker, strict specialists, government approved exchange, international agreement, and youth portability scheme. In case you’re applying under the initial 5 classes, you’re granted points for having a support and a substantial authentication of sponsorship. A certificate of sponsorship is a one of a unique number demonstrating that an approved body has consented to support you, not a physical ‘certificate.’ Sportspeople likewise must have an authentication from their game’s administering body which affirms that they are globally settled at a high level. For those applying under the youth versatility scheme, points are granted on the off chance that you originate from certain specified country: Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand (this is what number of youthful New Zealanders get their ‘OE,’ or abroad experience), Republic of Korea, and Taiwan; they additionally should be somewhere in the range of 18 and 30 years of age and have at any rate £1, 800 accessible to them in cleared fund reserves.
For a manual for the points system in more detail and to make sense of what number of points you will get, go here.
Tier 1 Visas
The tier 1 visas are issued to people or foreigners with exceptional talent. People that are expected to add significant value to the country either as entrepreneurs or as investors
The tier 1 visa include:
- Entrepreneur visa – issued to entrepreneurs, those interested in starting up a business in united kingdom
- The exceptional visa – given to people seen as experts in a particular field.
- General visas – issued to people who are present on the high skilled migrant program
- Graduate entrepreneur visa – given to people that have been endorsed to have a business idea
- Investor visas – Given to investors. Those interested in making reasonable investment in the country
Tier 2 Visas
The tier 2 visa is issued to skilled workers that have a job offer currently in UK. The tier 2 visas include:
The general visa which is only for people offered a job in the United Kingdom. There are only some eligibility requirement for this visa and also some fees attached to it. The tier two visa is capped annually at 21,700 which does not include people that have to switch to this visa program from the United Kingdom.
Tier 3 Visas
Tier three was developed to be used effectively for low-skilled foreign workers to fill specific UK labor areas having shortage of workers, but it was never used and it is currently suspended by the UK government.
Tier 4 Visas
Tier four visas is variable-duration visa for student: to qualify for this visa you must have been offered a residence with a United Kingdom university or college, which means that most tier four applicants will be taken through the required process by their educational institution.
Tier 5 Visas
Tier five applicants are limited to only twelve months, except for those with youth mobility and international agreement schemes will get 24 months. You only need at least thirty valid points to qualify: again, see the points system calculator here to find out more.
Getting a UK visa is the first step towards building your life in Britain, but it is never the last: many visas are time based and have to be renewed or extended periodically, and ones it gets between 6 and 15 years you might not be allowed to extend further. If you want to live permanently in the British land, applying for citizenship will be the final legal step towards building a permanent life in the united kingdom.