Many countries have adopted immigration policies in order to attract highly-educated foreign talent as international migration recovers from the COVID crisis. For countries seeking to improve their workforces, a new model from the United Kingdom might be useful.
The U.K. will launch a new visa route to help attract highly-skilled international university graduates on May 30. The High Potential Individual (HPI visa) will allow graduates from top universities to apply. Work and StayYou can work in the U.K. up to two years depending on your degree. No application is required SecuritateEmployer sponsorship, or an offer of employment before you arrive in the U.K. Although the HPI visa is not required, it does allow for employment. permitPermanent residency recipients can apply to settle-based pathways prior to their status ending.
This visa is part of the U.K.’s post-COVID investment plan in infrastructure and competition. In the 2021 “Build Back Better” plan—not to be confused with President Joe Biden’s bill of the same name—the British government announced that it would “introduce an elite points-based route to attract the brightest and best to the UK to maintain our status as a leading international hub for emerging and disruptive technologies.”
For the HPI visa, applicants must hold a degree from one of the 50 top universities worldwide. The two-year minimum requirement for qualifying overseas institutions is that they appear on at least one of the following university campuses: Systeme de classementThe British government will select the applicants. The British government may offer a selection of applicants. HoldA degree can be in any field, however it has to at least equal a U.K. bachelor’s degree. A bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree is acceptable. Send an emailThe visa lasts for two years. Ph.D. holders or other doctoral-level candidates are allowed to apply for a 3-year visa. British university graduates who are foreign born may be eligible for similar visas. Student Visa.
In the United States, legal immigration was not allowed. The HPI visa may help to inform US migration policies collapseThe COVID-19 pandemic and Trump’s administration. Exacerbating the problem is low migration rates to the U.S. Labor shortages. High-skilled immigrants and workers from abroad are an asset to other nations, which is why the American immigration system has failed to attract enough. This will benefit the American economy. sufferAs these people consider land, Other.
While much of current immigration dialog centers around refugees and U.S.-Mexico’s border situation, American policymakers must make it a top priority to attract high-skilled talent from abroad. Many politicians recognize this—the America COMPETES Act of 2022, IntroducedThe Senate introduced new nonimmigrant Visas for Entrepreneurs and Startup Employees in January. It would also exempt from country-based numerical restrictions on immigrant permits foreigners holding doctoral degrees. The Senate is currently working with the House to resolve differences and discuss changes to the massive bill. This leaves the future immigration provisions in doubt (though some Republican senators are open to consideration of high-skilled visa routes).
While these measures might not get much attention as hot-button immigration topics dominate the news, they are crucial to America’s competitiveness.