The Tier 2 salary threshold requirement ILR is coming in to force. If you are ready to apply for settlement and have spent 5 years of continuous leave in the United Kingdom under Tier 2 Skilled Worker you will be required to demonstrate that you have held a salary equal or more than the salary your Certificate of Sponsorship was assigned for. However your salary must meet the new threshold requirement set out in the Immigration rules Part 6A: the points based system in order for your application for Indefinite Leave to Remain to be valid.
Currently the rules state that the threshold should be at least £35,000 per annum for applications made on or after 6th April 2016. Therefore applications made prior to 6th April 2016 will be considered under the old rules.
If you aren’t due to apply for another couple of years please bear in mind the salary threshold is expected to rise again from 6th April 2018 and annually thereafter up until 6th April 2020. Please refer to the below table.
Indefinite Leave to Remain salary requirement:
|Salary Threshold||Date new threshold commences|
|£35,000||6th April 2016|
|£35,500||6th April 2018|
|£35,800||6th April 2019|
|£36,200||6th April 2020|
If your application for Indefinite Leave to Remain is imminent and you need advice and representation regarding any aspect of the Immigration rules please contact us.