It looks like the UK has found a way: a minimum income level. The problem is, it’s going to have some collateral damage, such as bludging Kiwis on their OE.
Some expat New Zealanders earning a lower income in the United Kingdom could be caught by a rule change that will lead to deportation for people earning below an income threshold.
Beginning in April, non-EU migrants will be kicked out of the country after five years if they cannot show they are earning more than £35,000 ($77,400).
The rule change was expected to affect 40,000 people, and would have the greatest impact on teachers, nurses, charity workers and students.
Yes, but it will also have a huge impact on unemployed and those who are “externally sponsored” to be in the country for shady reasons. Read more »