United Kingdom, 11th November: Let us see the new UK visa rules and effect on Indian IT professionals in detail here.
So, here we go.
New UK visa rules and effect on Indian IT professionals—New UK visa rules and effect on Indian IT professionals is being discussed here in detail. So, here we go.
New tougher UK visa rules have been announced recently. And the anxiety is how will these rules affect Indian IT professionals. Well, it has created a panic among Indian IT professionals, at least, of now.
“ New UK visa rules and effect on Indian IT professionals is being discussed in detail here. “
Under the new UK visa rules, anyone applying after 24th November under ICT(Intra-company transfer) category shall fulfill a higher salary threshold of 30,000 pounds. It was earlier only 20,800 pounds. The UK government states that the new tougher UK visa rules are aimed to curb rising immigration levels. These new UK visa rules shall affect non-EU nationals.
Its being feared that an increased number of IT professionals from India shall feel the pinch. Indian IT professionals comprise nearly 90 percent of UK work visas issued under this UK visa category.
May rejects calls to relax UK visa rules—Meanwhile, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected all pleas of relaxing UK visa rules. Recently, India has asked May to relax UK visa rules for Indians as part of a future trade deal between the UK and India. But, she has rejected all such pleas saying the UK already has a best immigration system in process.
However, to attract high net worth individuals from Indian business community, the UK PM vowed to simplify repeat trips for them to the UK. It needs to be worth notable that the Registered Travellers Scheme shall be initially open to those on a UK Work visa. Nearly ten thousand Indians are going to take benefit of this scheme in first two years.
No effect on Indian IT professionals—It is being stated that Indian IT professionals will not be affected by new salary threshold announced by the UK recently. That’s because Indian IT professionals get paid more than the current basic stipulated by the UK government. So, Indian IT professionals shall not be affected by these new UK visa rules.