Home Office >> No More Visa Extensions: The Alarming Trends for British Immigrants

If we want to achieve something in life, there is a need to appreciate the urgency and seriousness of tasks we need to undergo. It is equally important to understand that there are high stakes going on regarding the different trends for British immigrants so that we can have a justified fear of making the wrong decisions.

Let us take a closer look at some of these alarming trends:

First, there are work-related visas. Some of the highest figures are those of Indian, Australian and Americans. These were among the top 10 nationalities in 2012 and these may be accounted for timing. Another factor for these admissions may relate to those who are in the creative or sports industry (i.e. Tier 5). These do not need a visa and this may explain the elevated number of admissions for United States nationals. The point is, you need to realize that you are among those who need to walk “in line” and follow through amongst a line of red-tape if you want to be granted admission.

Second, your application may be work-sponsored, by this you need to at least be a Tier 2 skilled working or a mobile or youth who is at Tier 5. You need to get a certificate of sponsorship from the organisation that is employing you. Among these data are the industry-specifics and information related to your nationality –which may have a bearing on whether you will be given an extension or not.

Among the certificates issued, were those that went to Information and Communication, Professional Scientific and Technical, and Financial and Insurance. There were significant declines for the Entertainment industry and an 11% decrease in the Mining sector.

With regards to staying in Britain, it is reported that 40% of the migrants who have been given skilled work visas have stayed legally in the country after a five-year period. After those years are up, some 11% of individuals were required to have a valid leave so that they can stay, and 29% were granted permission for settlement. In essence, this is a significant decline (47%) of migrants who were issued visas for some 9 – 10 years now.

Third, there are visas that are study related that have significantly continued to decline. 5% of study visas have declined as of June 2013 compared to a year prior. Compared to 2011, 23% of long-term immigration for non-European candidates has also declined.

For Pakistani and Indian nationals, there has been a noted 5% – 35% decline in these grants and there has been a noted two-percent fall as of June 2013 compared to years prior. Even so, there has been an increase in the university sector and other institutions of higher learning. Particularly, these apply to English language schools and private institutions.

There you have it, these are just some of the trends in the fall of the permission for visa extensions and we have outlined the different factors that come into play. Wherever you are at, – may it be the industry sector – or the education sector, you have to understand that you are affected by these things. Understand the trends and be rightfully alarmed by them, only then will you know how to take appropriate action to remedy any deficiencies in your application for permanency.