Details of UK Immigration and Work Visas during 2005-15

A Total of 1.98m Work Related UK Visas Granted during 2005-15

0.206m Immigration Visas under PBS Tier 1 and pre-PBS equivalent

This post explains the details of the 1.98m work and immigration related UK Visas issued to applicants from outside the UK during 2005-15.

According to the official statistics of the Home Office UK, during the eleven years period from 2005 to 2015, a total of 24.36 million (i.e. 24,368,475) visas in all categories. Therefore, the work-related visas accounted for 8.13% of the total 24.36m visas issued during 2005-15 from outside the UK for entry clearance.

 

1.98m Work and UK Immigration Visas Issued under Five Categories

The total work and immigration-related 1,982,292 UK Visas were granted to applicants from outside of UK during 2005-15 in the following Five Broad Categories:

0.2m UK Immigration Visas Issued under PBS Tier 1 & Pre-PBS Equivalent Visas

A Total of 206,315 immigration visas, approx. 10.41% of the Total 1.98 m work-related visas) were granted during 2005-15 Tier 1 & Pre-PBS UK immigration visas under nine sub-categories. For details of UK Immigration Visas issued during 2005-15 under the nine sub-categories, please visit UK Tier 1 and Pre-PBS Immigration Visa Granted during 2005-15.

Work Permit UK: PBS Tier 2 & Pre-PBS Equivalent Visas

A Total of 936,434 work visas, approx. 47.24% of the Total 1.98 m work-related visas, were issued under PBS Tier 2 & Pre-PBS Equivalent Visas during 2005-15 under nine sub-categories. For details relating to UK Work visas issued during 2005-15 under the nine sub-categories, please visit UK Tier 2 and Pre-PBS Work Visa during 2005-15.

Temporary Work Visa UK: PBS Tier 5 & Pre-PBS Equivalent Visas

A Total of 485,120, approx. 24.47% of the Total 1.98 m work-related visas were granted under PBS Tier 5 and Pre-PBS Equivalent to temporary and seasonal workers under eleven sub-categories. For details of UK Temporary/Seasonal Work Visas issued during 2005-15 under the eleven sub-categories, please visit UK Tier 5 and Pre-PBS Temporary Work Issued during 2005-15.

Non-PBS Work Visa Issued During 2005-15

A Total of 255,407, approx. 12.89% of the Total 1.98 m work-related visas, were issued as Non-PBS during 2005-15 under three categories. For details of relating to Non-PBS Work Visa during 2005-15 under the three sub-categories, please visit Non-PBS Domestic Worker, UK Ancestry, Permit Free Employment Issued during 2005-15.

Other Permit Free Employment Not Allocated | Main 99,016

A total of 99,016 visas (5.00% of the total work visas) were granted to the Main Applicants under Other Permit Free Employment Not Allocated during 2005-15 with the following yearly break-up:

In 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 a total of 27,895, 28,748, 21,859, 15,669, 956, and 839 visas, respectively, were issued under Other Permit Free Employment Not Allocated.

During 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 a total of 665, 459, 584, 630, and 712 visas, respectively, were issued under Other Permit Free Employment Not Allocated. Please note: with the advent of PBS in 2008, the number of visas issued under this category drastically reduced from end 2008 onwards.

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