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Types Of Immigration Programs And How You Can Benefit From Them

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In this article, we will explore the different types of immigration programs and how you can benefit from them. There are many options available to those who want to live in Europe but not all of them are eligible for every country. For example, if you have family members living in EU countries or other countries that participate in the Family Reunion Program then it may be easier for you to obtain a visa.

There are many types of immigration programs available. Here are the main types of visas that different countries have to offer.

1) The Blue Card Program

This is an immigration program for EU countries aimed toward highly skilled workers in professions such as mathematics, science, high tech, etc. There are some requirements that you must fulfill such as proving that you have higher qualifications, such as a university degree or by having at least five years of relevant professional experience, you must work as a paid employee (you cannot be self-employed), your average salary has to be 1.5 times bigger than national salary, you must have the necessary travel documents, and you must prove that you fulfill the legal requirements to practice your profession. In order to have all the information, you should check what a specific country asks for.

2) Immigration By Investment

This is an immigration program that reviews your potential for becoming a positive contributing member of society. Each country has its own criteria, but to get a CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT, you will have to prove that you are financially stable and able to invest large sums of money into the country’s economy. Some countries accept donations or contributions to cultural institutions while others accept real estate investments. Some of the countries that accept this type of immigration program include Portugal, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, etc. Make sure you check some specific requirements that a country might have.

3) The Family Reunion Program

This is a program for those who have close relatives living in EU countries as citizens or residents of those countries. Your family member must also meet the strict criteria before an application will be accepted such as proving that he/ she earns enough money to provide basic living expenses for you or prove that your family member has the necessary space and accommodations for you. Also, you must prove that you have no criminal record. This is a great way to obtain a visa because it’s easier than many other types of immigration programs. This program covers family reunification visas and also includes spouse visas, unmarried partner visas, children’s visas, parents’ visas, and other dependent relatives.

4) Student Visa

To obtain this visa, you must be accepted into a school that has been recognized by the immigration department. If you’re an international student and want to go to school in Europe, USA, or Canada for example, then you should look into universities that have an agreement with the immigration department. If you are accepted then the school will help you apply for your visa. Some of the criteria might include things like a clear statement of financial support for the first year of schooling. Some countries might require a higher level of education before you can apply for this type of visas, such as having an undergraduate or graduate degree.

5) Work Visa

A work visa is one of the most difficult visas to get because there are many requirements that you must fulfill. This type of visa includes both sponsored and non-sponsored visas. If you want a non-sponsored work visa then you must have a job offer from a company abroad and the employer will have to prove that no national citizen can do the same job as you. You must also communicate your skills in the language of that country either through an exam or interview, if not then you might have to provide proof of higher qualifications, like a university degree. The second type of work visa is sponsored and this means that you will need your employer to show the immigration department why they prefer to hire a foreigner rather than a national citizen.

6) Visa For Unpaid Trainees, Exchange Pupils, And Volunteers

This visa is open for those who would like to participate in a program where they will not be paid. To get this visa, you must prove that you have no other opportunities to earn money and that you’re doing it out of your own interest and willingness to learn something new. This type of immigration also includes those who want to volunteer or who are retiring abroad. A lot of high school students and graduates go abroad as unpaid trainees for a period of six months to a year because it’s an opportunity to work and live in Europe or America, but also because it can be a great resume booster. Keep in mind that if you go under this visa then your employer cannot pay you, but they should provide free food and board and any other necessities like clothes.

7) Other Immigration Programs

There are many other types of programs you can apply for, such as a researcher’s visa, seasonal worker’s visa, diversity visa, and visa for returning residents. The immigration program for researchers is open for those who have higher education degrees and are looking to do independent research or work in a university. Seasonal worker’s visas are for those who want to work on a seasonal basis for less than six months in countries where there is an excess of labor. The diversity visa program is also referred to as the green card lottery and it’s open for those living in countries that do not have many immigrants who come to the USA. Finally, there’s the visa for returning residents and this is open to those who already lived in America or Europe and now they want to return.

There are many different types of immigration programs and each program has specific requirements that you must meet. If you’re interested in finding out more, visit official websites of embassies from the country you want to live in as well as the immigration department of your country.

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Written by Dakota Murphey

Dakota Murphey is a full-time Mother and independent writer. She has spent the past 5 years writing and advising other families on wealth management strategies. Find out what Dakota's been up to on Twitter: @Dakota_Murphey.

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