Article published by Ameera Nosheen and Asya Chaudhry of Fountain Solicitors in Walsall 10.4.16
The new Home Office policy, which came into force on April 6, applies to all overseas workers who have been in the UK for five years on a Tier 2 visa.
If they can’t prove that they’re earning more than £35,000, they will be denied settlement and will face deportation.
Teachers, IT professionals and journalists could all be badly affected.
So what’s actually changing?
To settle in the UK as a skilled worker, non-EU migrants need to have a Tier 2 visa.
After five years on this visa, skilled workers are able to apply for ‘indefinite leave to remain’ – and this is what is about to change.
From April, anyone applying for indefinite leave to remain will need to earn at least £35,000.
Fountain Solicitors have written to the Home Secretary to abolish this discriminatory policy.
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