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UK Announces to start a new points based Immigration System

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 24, Feb 2020

visas default image The United Kingdom has finally made it official that it is soon moving to a point based system of Immigration. This is an important announcement for the UK Visa aspirant in India and in all over the world, especially, after the chaos and confusion post Brexit. It will also be a welcome shift for the higher education and subsequent work opportunities in United Kingdom. Let's find out more about this announcement and what's ahead in context of the same.

New Point based Immigration System for UK

Priti Patel- the British Indian home secretary of United Kingdom has announced that UK to start a points-based immigration system soon to lure the best and the brightest from across the globe.

The new system starting from next year, i.e. 1st January 2021 is likely to help the students of STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as well the skilled professionals from India and china to get PR visa in UIK.

Point System Similar to Canada &Australia

The new point system for immigration will be similar to the immigration systems already in practice in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, etc. which allocate points to the candidates for the specific factors, i.e. age, education, work experience, language skills, etc. The point based immigration is expected to guide the students to enrol for the courses related to the shortage occupations in UK. It will also help the foreign students to get an employment faster and earn good while waiting for their PR status.
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New System is likely to ensure Easier PR pathway

The Canadian, Australian or NZ based system will be a lot easier compared to US system, in which offers relatively challenging way to get permanent residence. In US, the students after completion of their education in America, are eligible for non-immigrant H1B visas, if they are able to secure a job. However, after this, obtaining a green card or a permanent residence can take time from five years to many decades, depending on your employment type.

On the contrary, the average time for PR visa under the points based system in countries like, Australia, Canada and New Zealand (having point based immigration)is less than a year. The seven per cent country quota, also remains a concern for the Indians waiting for green card in the US.

The organized point system that focuses on Skilled and talented professionals also benefits the host country as skilled people always be an asset for the economy as well as for the society.

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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