Moving to UK can mean so many things to many people but in most cases it could mean a new beginning and more opportunities to get into jobs, better education or soar high in a career. As each and every year passes, more and more people are moving into UK. If you are one of the many people who are interested in immigrating to the UK, then you must be aware of the new immigration rules in UK that was proposed in the year 2011 but will take place on the year 2012. These new rules in immigration is said to affect people who are from various places outside Europe.
Basically, immigration for UK is based on a point system where there are “tiers” and people are grouped according to their skill, educational level and other aspects mostly that has something to do with the possible occupancy they will end up with when in UK.
In the point based system, Tier 1 comes first where highly skilled workers belong. People who fall into this category are investors, exceptionally talented individuals and entrepreneurs. Tier 2 is for skilled workers who have job offers. In this category, people who have graduate level education belong to such as doctors, nurses, teachers and so forth. Tier 3 is for low-skilled workers who are usually people who are certain types of labor jobs that are currently in shortage of manpower. Tier 4 is for students who wish to study in UK and Tier 5 is for temporary workers. It is said that if you happen to belong to higher tiers, applying for immigration to the UK will be much harder because back then 13,000 individuals were granted to stay in the UK but will now be restricted to 1,000 only.
According to statistics, in 2009 alone over 50,000 visas were granted to people whole belonged to Tiers 1 and 2.