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Is the minimum salary requirement for ILR on Tier 2 (General) based on a certain number of working hours per week? Is there a minimum length of time that an applicant has to be earning at that level prior to applying for ILR?

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Produced in partnership with Gary McIndoe of Latitude Law
Published on LexisPSL on 26/05/2017

The following Immigration Q&A produced in partnership with Gary McIndoe of Latitude Law provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Is the minimum salary requirement for ILR on Tier 2 (General) based on a certain number of working hours per week? Is there a minimum length of time that an applicant has to be earning at that level prior to applying for ILR?

The rules in respect of the minimum salary requirement for Tier 2 (General) migrants applying for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) can be found at paragraph 245HF(d)–(g) of the Immigration Rules (Immigration Rules, Part 6A, para 245HF(d)–245HF(g)).

In April 2016, the Home Office introduced a minimum salary requirement for Tier 2 (General) migrants wishing to apply for ILR. The Immigration Rules state that a Tier 2 (General) migrant’s gross annual salary must be (i) at least the appropriate rate for the job as stated in the Codes of Practice in Appendix J of the Rules, and (ii) at least the minimum salary threshold, which is:

  1. £35,000 if the date of application is on or after 6 April 2016

  2. £35,500 if the date of application is on or after 6 April 2018

  3. £35,800 if the date of application is on or after 6 April 2019

  4. £36,200 if the date of application is on or after 6 April 2020

  5. £36,900 if the date of application is on or after 6 April 2021

  6. £37,900 if the date of application is on or after 6 April 2022

In relation to the minimum salary

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