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United Kingdom announces new points-based visa system

Prime News, International, National, London, February 19:- The United Kingdom Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced the launch of Britain’s new points-based visa system. It aims at attracting the “brightest and the best” from the world, including from India.

Patel, the senior-most Indian-origin Cabinet Minister said, the new system will cut down numbers of cheap, low-skilled migrating workers coming to the country. The new system will come into force from January 1, 2021, at the end of the transition period after UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) last month.

The new post-Brexit system, which will apply equally to the EU and non-EU countries like India, is based on assigning points for specific skills, qualifications, salaries and professions, with visas only awarded to those who gain enough points. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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