Immigration in future in the world and as an example – The UK

The global immigration is rising across the world as nations deal with aging populations and impending labour shortages. As we can se, as a result, many governments are implementing major changes to their immigration policies or they are drawing up plans to do so in the near future.

The United Kingdom have “five-tier” points based system. The five tiers consist of:

  • Tier 1: Highly Skilled Migrants (replaces the Highly Skilled Migrant Program (HSMP), the Innovators scheme, and other long-term business visas)
  • Tier 2: Skilled Workers with a job offer (replaces the UK Work Permits scheme)
  • Tier 3: Low-skilled workers (this tier has been suspended indefinitely in favor of EU migrant workers)
  • Tier 4: Students
  • Tier 5: Youth mobility workers (encompasses Working Holiday agreements, etc)

The UK will phase the system in over the course of the next year or so, and has already begun by implementing part of the first tier: Tier 1 for General Highly Skilled Migrants. This tier, which is replacing the HSMP, is currently in effect for non-EU citizens already legally residing in the UK who are not permanent residents. It is also in effect for General Highly Skilled Migrant applicants based in India.

Migrants applying to come to the UK under this sub-category of Tier 1 are scored points based on their age, past earnings, experience studying or working in the UK, and educational qualifications — a system very similar to the HSMP it will replace.

So at the begging when you will choose to work in The UK you need to give information about yourself. If this 5 – tier system will stop immigrants to come? If this is good solution for illegal immigrants?

For more information on the United Kingdom’s new five-tier points based system, please see the UK immigration tiers section of 

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