Immigrating to the UK

I remember commenting a couple of years ago that rules were only going to get tougher.


Spot on re: the care worker visa. Apparently something like 70k have been handed out but only 11k positions have been filled. It’s a massive loophole that needs to be closed ASAP.

Majority of the almost 1mil people that came in last year were just dependents.

There’s also massive abuse of the student visas because if you’re studying to be a nurse, for example, you can bring your spouse and kids over. This guy takes the cake, eats it, and keeps asking for more:


May have left the EU, but now we’re just replacing those migrants with ones from the 3rd World.
 
Spot on re: the care worker visa. Apparently something like 70k have been handed out but only 11k positions have been filled. It’s a massive loophole that needs to be closed ASAP.

Majority of the almost 1mil people that came in last year were just dependents.

There’s also massive abuse of the student visas because if you’re studying to be a nurse, for example, you can bring your spouse and kids over. This guy takes the cake, eats it, and keeps asking for more:


May have left the EU, but now we’re just replacing those migrants with ones from the 3rd World.

The lady I stayed at before moving in told me how one of the carers of a family member was an asian nurse that had her passport taken by her employer...practically a slave. There's definitely some abuse going on but not sure if these measures will help
 
Spot on re: the care worker visa. Apparently something like 70k have been handed out but only 11k positions have been filled. It’s a massive loophole that needs to be closed ASAP.

Majority of the almost 1mil people that came in last year were just dependents.

There’s also massive abuse of the student visas because if you’re studying to be a nurse, for example, you can bring your spouse and kids over. This guy takes the cake, eats it, and keeps asking for more:


May have left the EU, but now we’re just replacing those migrants with ones from the 3rd World.

Thanks, Nigel…


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don’t take it personally, I’m not being serious
 
I doubt anyone on here would be moving for less.

But there might be legit skilled workers from other places that might earn slightly less than that...they are screwed now if they planned on brining a spouse over. Kind of a weird change, I wonder how it will work

£38,700 is well above the average pay afaik.

Edit: I might be wrong, not sure what the immediate difference is between family and dependant visa...but I was thinking of the latter
 
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I doubt anyone on here would be moving for less.
As a family that “funded” our move on savings rather than jobs that would have made things a lot more difficult. Now that we are here and employed, “make it double” :) I joke.
 
The lady I stayed at before moving in told me how one of the carers of a family member was an asian nurse that had her passport taken by her employer...practically a slave. There's definitely some abuse going on but not sure if these measures will help

Kwerre-kwerre friend of mine from Zim is trying to get over on a carer visa so he can bring his daughter over with him. Warned him already that there are a lot of dodgy people trying to scam applicants.
 
I remember commenting a couple of years ago that rules were only going to get tougher.


Agree that they need to tighten control.

It will affect me in the sense that my wife would need to find a job that pays more the £38k a year.

That’s a little concerning. I expect her to find a job at around £40k a year. But still.

Have they given any indication on when they plan to introduce these changes?
 
As a family that “funded” our move on savings rather than jobs that would have made things a lot more difficult. Now that we are here and employed, “make it double” :) I joke.
I get you, but I can’t even begin to imagine how £37k a year gross can be enough, rent alone would be 70% of that. You will have to be a dual income household to get even close to surviving.
 
I get you, but I can’t even begin to imagine how £37k a year gross can be enough, rent alone would be 70% of that. You will have to be a dual income household to get even close to surviving.

You know that the UK isn’t just London?
 
This is true, but I only know how to make money in London unfortunately, I won’t have the same options on location if I do move.

Almost all the users on here who now live in the UK don’t live in London. I think @The Voice is closest and even he isn’t actually in London iirc.
 
Almost all the users on here who now live in the UK don’t live in London. I think @The Voice is closest and even he isn’t actually in London iirc.

Sadly, I am now. Kingston was gobbled up by Greater London after previously having been in Surrey.
 
I would suspect maybe in the new budget, so sometime in late March.

Perhaps I need to tell the wife to start actually looking for jobs now to see what sort of salary we can expect her to be on. She hasn’t worked in the UK for 8yrs and has gained a lot of experience since. Just no idea if it will be enough.

I’d easily earn more with a work visa - bottom end is £65k a year. But finding a sponsorship is insanely difficult.
 
This is true, but I only know how to make money in London unfortunately, I won’t have the same options on location if I do move.
You can make money in London and NOT live in London.
I live in Buckinghamshire and go to my London office once a week. Means I earn London money but pay Bucks costs. Win Win for me.
Will move to Chesham if my GF ends up studying in London, just so I don't have to drive her 30min to the station each day.
 
Perhaps I need to tell the wife to start actually looking for jobs now to see what sort of salary we can expect her to be on. She hasn’t worked in the UK for 8yrs and has gained a lot of experience since. Just no idea if it will be enough.

Worth trying, can’t hurt.
I’d easily earn more with a work visa - bottom end is £65k a year. But finding a sponsorship is insanely difficult.

Couldn’t you get your application in just before the increase?
 
You can make money in London and NOT live in London.
I live in Buckinghamshire and go to my London office once a week. Means I earn London money but pay Bucks costs. Win Win for me.
Will move to Chesham if my GF ends up studying in London, just so I don't have to drive her 30min to the station each day.
Yeah this works. I live in Manchester, my boss is on the south coast, his boss is in Nottingham and his boss is in Chicago. The UK people all work in the London office once or so a week.
Very par for the course these days.
 
I don't think that earning threshold is unreasonable. I have no idea how anyone can expect to come here and establish themselves on less than 20k a year with no recourse to public funds for their family.

The carer thing is a bit **** though!
 
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