The government of the UK has unveiled the new points-based immigration system, which will control the flow of the immigrants. Thousands of foreigners, including Indians, are likely to be benefitted from it. The new system is a unified and comprehensive UK-wide system that applies to all the UK visa applicants, including students, and will take effect from 1 January 2021.
UK’s new Point based immigration policy has put an end to discrimination between the EU and non-EU workers, and it will consider factors like skills, job offer, and language when issuing visas which would allow foreigners to work in the UK.
UK Secretary of State for the Home Department, Priti Patel of Indian origin, introduced the new policy in the House of Commons on 24 February 2020. She said, "Today is a historic moment for the whole country. We're ending free movement, taking back control of our borders and delivering on the people's priorities by introducing a new UK points-based immigration system," She signified the benefits of the new policy and said "We will attract the brightest and the best from around the globe, boosting the economy and our communities, and unleash this country's full potential,"
Further, she added, "We will continue to welcome international students who want to study in our world-class universities across the United Kingdom, and there will be no cap on their numbers. … When they have finished their studies, our new graduate route will allow them to stay in the UK and work at any skill level for up to a further two years."
Mr. Jan Thompson, Acting British High Commissioner to India, said, "the new Points-Based Immigration System is great news for Indian nationals looking to work in the UK. It puts Indian applicants on a level playing field, and prioritises those with the greatest skills and talent – something which India has in abundance."
|The 70 points thresholds|
|Offer of job by approved sponsor||No||20|
|Job at appropriate skill level||No||20|
|Speaks English at required level||No||10|
|Salary of £20,480 (minimum) - £23,039||Yes||0|
|Salary of £20,480 - £25,599||Yes||10|
|Salary of £25,600 or above||Yes||20|
|Job in a shortage occupation (designated by migration advisory Committee)||Yes||20|
|Education qualification: PhD in subject relevant to the job||Yes||10|
|Education qualification: PhD in a STEM subject relevant to the job||Yes||10|
Points allocated for a Visa in the Tier 4 category
Most of the students apply under the Tier 4 category. They will now need to score 40 points consisting of
Requirements for studying in the UK
Here are some of the essential criteria that the students applying under the tire 4 must meet
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