UK’s new Post-Brexit visa system opens
The UK’s new post-brexit points based visa and immigration system, described by the government as simple, effective and flexible, opened for applications from Tuesday.
The UK Home Office said applicants for the new Skilled Worker Visa can now apply to work and live in the United Kingdom from January 1, 2021, when the Brexit transition period ends to bring European Union (EU) migrants in line with non-EU countries, such as India.
Under the new points based immigration system unveiled earlier, points will be awarded for a job offer at the appropriate skill level, knowledge of English and being paid a minimum salary.
People will normally need to be paid at least 25,600 pounds per year unless the going rate for that job in the wider economy is higher.
The Skilled Worker visa lasts for up to five years before it needs to be extended Alongside the work visa, a number of other routes are also now open for applications, including Global Talent Visa, for people who can show they have exceptional talent or exceptional promise in the fields of science, engineering, humanities, medicine, digital technology or arts and culture.
An Innovator Visa will be open to those seeking to establish a business in the UK based on an innovative, viable and scalable business idea.
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