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UK said that its visa changes would not impact majority of Indians

April 2016, 09
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UK said that its visa changes would not impact majority of Indians
Immigration Minister of the UK, James Broken shire told that the regulation reform would not impact huge majority of Indian professionals who work or who are seeking to do job in India. Previous year, around 895 of all the job visas were issued to citizens from India were for path that are not impacted by the revenue threshold.Calming the concerns from India over the fresh visa rules reform, UK government told that the income threshold need for Tier 2 work visa would not impact huge majority of Indian professionals.

The changes in Tier 2 visa of the UK  is to ensure that businesses attracts skilled individuals they need.

The income threshold would not apply to those professionals who are working in the occupations at the PhD level or who are working in the occupations that are listed on the shortage occupations list like nurses.

As per the data gathered from the National Statistics Office of the UK, around 55,589 Tier 2 visas were issued last year, out of which 78% which makes around 31,058 went to Indians.

The officials from the UK has also pointed that many Indians come to work in the UK through Tier 2 Intra firm Transfer(ICT) path, that do not lead to ILR and that is why they are not affected by the changes that are enforced.

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