Britain announces new immigration rules
Press Trust Of India
STAFF WRITER 20:17 HRS IST
New Delhi, Mar 18 (PTI)
Britain today announced new immigration rules for skilled and highly skilled migrants, including those from India, under which the criteria of earnings has been increased.
Under the new rules, which will be applicable from April 6, the minimum previous earnings for those applying under Tier 1 has been increased from the current 20,000 pounds to 25,000 pounds.
For Tier-II, the minimum prospective earnings has been increased from 17,000 pounds to 20,000 pounds, while the highest earnings threshold has been set at 32,000 pounds, increased from 24,000 pounds, a release from the British High Commission said.
India continues to be an important source country of highly skilled and skilled migrants and Indian migrants continue to do well under Tier 1 and 2 of the points based system, with New Delhi accounting for the highest number of Tier 2 applications worldwide.