By | January 12, 2021

Do you want to migrate to the UK from Nigeria, the Philippines, UAE, or India in 2021? In this article, we have summarised the UK’s new immigration system in 2021.

Those who have been to the UK will be attracted by the living atmosphere and some people have even nurtured the idea of settling down once they get to the UK.

For many, only a British green card is needed to achieve their goals, so today, we will take stock of the ways to obtain a British green card.

How to Migrate to the UK after Brexit

On January 31, Britain officially left the European Union and entered the “transitional period” of Brexit. Prime Minister Boris Johnson also stated that he would announce a series of reforms and new policies to lead Britain to a “new era and new dawn”.

In addition, in the context of the still severe situation of the new crown epidemic, the UK has also introduced many immigration-related policies.

Here are 5 of the best methods to migrate to the UK in 2021:

  1. Skilled work visa
  2. Innovator visa
  3. PSW graduate visa
  4. Student Visa
  5. 90- day entry visa

1. Skilled work visa

Starting from December 2020, the newly implemented Skilled Worker Visa adopts the UK point based immigration system 2021, replacing the previous “Tier 2 General Work Visa” (Tier 2 General Work Visa).

This new work permit has the lowest financial requirements.

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After meeting the three mandatory requirements of “guarantee providing work, reaching a certain level of skills, and speaking English”, the visa can be obtained, and the threshold is greatly reduced.

  • Foreigners (now including EU citizens) can get a work visa to work and live in the UK as long as they get 70 points.
  • Visa holders can apply for an Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR, Indefinite Leave to Remain), which is often referred to as “permanent residence”.

2. Innovator visa

Since March 2019, the Innovator visa (Tier 1 Innovator) has replaced the original entrepreneur visa (Tier 1 Entrepreneur), which aims to help talents from all over the world who intend to start businesses and live in the UK.

A minimum capital injection of 50,000 pounds is required to establish a new entity in the UK in an innovative industry, and obtain the endorsement of the applicant and its entrepreneurial project by a third-party professional organization designated by the Immigration Bureau.

After the application is approved, you will get a three-year valid visa, and then you can apply for permanent residency status in the UK.

3. PSW graduate visa

According to information published on the British government website, the British Graduate Route, formerly known as the PSW (Post-study Work) visa, has been officially opened to international students on July 1, 2021.

If you are a one-year graduate student who has just enrolled or is about to enter in January 2021 and you are facing global travel restrictions, you are still eligible as long as you arrived in the UK before September 27, 2021, and complete the final semester of study in the UK Apply for a graduate work visa.

4. Student Visa

Student visa uk

After the UK officially left the European Union, EU students will be regarded as international students just like non-EU students, and they must apply for a student visa before they can study in the UK.

Regarding the increase in deposit certificates for international students studying in the UK, the number of deposit certificates for students in the UK must not be less than the sum of tuition fees plus 9 months of estimated living expenses.

5. 90- day entry visa

Due to the impact of the new crown epidemic, the British Immigration Service has extended the student visa, which was originally valid for 30 days, to 90 days.

Although many students have obtained 90-day temporary entry visas, there are still many students who cannot enter the UK within the validity period due to various reasons.

In response, the UK Home Office has further updated the guidelines for applying for an alternative visa after the 90-day entry visa expires.