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Visas: Migrant Workers

Question for Home Office

UIN 218323, tabled on 7 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria his Department uses to define low risk countries for participation in the 12 month short-term work visa proposed in the immigration White Paper published on 19th December 2018, The UK's Future Skills-Based Immigration System; and when his Department plans to publish a list of those countries.

Answered on

12 February 2019

To determine low-risk countries as set out in the UK’s Future Skills-Based Immigration System White Paper, the Home Office will consider a range of relevant factors such as returns agreements, reciprocal mobility agree-ments, cooperation on border security and prosperity. These measures and the countries concerned will be reviewed regularly, and further information will be provided in due course.

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