Tks for the reply. The problem is when my 5-year work permit visa was granted in 2008, the codes of practice did not even exist and there was no minimum salary requirement. So at that time, I was offered a fair salary.
The code of practice was introduced in 2009 so do you think that it's still relevant to use the information on the link that you provided?Many thanks.
Yes, it was a 5-year work permit and I stayed in the same job since.
Also on the UKBA website, under settlement section, it says: "If you are considering applying for settlement in the future, please note that the Immigration Rules are subject to change. You must meet all the requirements of the Immigration Rules at the time when you make your application." That means that you can follow the rules from 6th April. However, I am very concerned about the salary requirements. Should it be at least £33,000 or more in my case? Thanks.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX don't think those 75 points apply to my case as they are for Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent).
I have been working continuously for 5 years under a 5-year work permit visa, therefore I am eligible to apply for a settlement visa using form SET(O).
As stated in the code of practice:
"This document is aimed at employers who are looking to sponsor a migrant through the Points-Based System. It mainly applies to Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) categories. However, it also applies to some parts of Tier 5, to post-study workers switching to Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) and to work permit holders applying for settlement."
What I was wondering is my salary requirement.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX we're getting to nowhere now because both tier 1 & tier 2 are not relevant to me. Points system does not apply to me, I'm afraid.
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