Additional categories under Tier 1

New Tier 1 Products!

The UKBA seems set to announce a new range of products under its Tier 1 umbrella. However, a new condition that the UKBA is unveiling for Tier 1 (General) migrants is that in future applicants who want to use the route will need to demonstrate that they have a job offer of at least £40,000 a year with a minimum contractual term of at least 12 months.

This measure is designed to place the large majority of Tier 1 (General) migrants into the 40% tax bracket. The same measure has also been reported to be suggested for the Tier 2 (ICT) route.

Moreover, it has been reported that the Agency is planning on introducing new Tier 1 immigration categories including a revised “investor” category, a “major businessman” category and a “special talent” category.

The government’s policies on immigration are just a repetition of the extreme xenophobia which the UK exhibited as a society in the 1970s but the difference today is that since EU nationals enjoy free movements within the Community the UK is powerless to control unchecked European immigration. The result is that European nationals can compete with British workers for unskilled jobs in the UK and in London alone there are some 700,000 Polish immigrants.

So to feel better the UKBA and the government felt it necessary to release their frustration on the Chinese, Nigerians, Pakistanis and Indians instead by further restricting their entry clearance requirements.

About Asad Ali Khan, BA, MSc, MA, LL.B (Hons), LL.M

Senior Partner, Khan & Co, Barristers-at-Law
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