United Kingdom, 18th December: New tougher UK immigration rules will be scrutinizing job role of skilled immigrants.
As per the details, all applications for skilled workers’ entry into the UK going to be forwarded by Indian firms to their UK-based subsidiaries will get scrutinized by the UK Home Office.
Scrutiny of UK skilled worker visa applications—Applications by skilled workers for coming to the UK will be scrutinized by UK Home Office. And the UK Home Office will also be scrutinizing UK Tier-2 skilled worker applications. This will be done for knowing about the descriptions of jobs and the income thresholds so that such details are not been falsified for fulfilling the requirements of UK immigration .
Priority to UK residents for UK jobs--In addition, the UK Home Office will be looking into such UK visa applications including UK Tier 2 skilled worker visa applications for making sure that the UK residents do get the first opportunity for doing UK jobs rather than allowing migrants to come and work in the UK on a priority.
<blockquote> The UK has toughened its immigration rules by putting applications of skilled migrant workers under tightened scrutiny for knowing the exact details about their income, job descriptions etc. </blockquote>
Indian skilled migrants will need to be aware that the top priority of the UK government now is to make sure that UK people get an edge over the migrants when the issue of UK jobs comes.
Nonetheless, it needs to be worth mentioned that nearly 19 billion pounds is generated by nearly 41 Indian-owned firms in the UK economy as revenue. And such firms cover various sectors including technology, automotive, manufacturing, chemical, pharmaceuticals etc.
Requirements for UK Tier 2 visa—So, any aspiring applicants for UK Tier 2 visas need to know that they must have either PhD(biochemists, biological scientists) or an NQF Level 6. Also, an annual income of not less than 20,500 pounds annually is required for qualifying for UK Tier 2-General visa.
UK’s ECO –ECO or Entry Clearance Officer is now empowered to give refusal to any applicant if any reasonable reason is found to believe pertaining to the job description being exaggerated for fulfilling the eligibility criteria for UK Tier 2 visa.
Also, if its found that job description is not appropriate for the UK job on offer, then the ECO can refuse the application for UK Tier 2 visa.