Immigration has always been a part of human history. Africans have taken center stage in the twenty-first century, safeguarding this history. According to Statista, about 40 million people will depart the continent alone in 2020. The majority of these African immigrants, according to the study, came from Eastern and Northern Africa.
And it’s difficult to blame them; most people emigrate in search of better economic opportunities and a higher standard of living. Economic inequality, political instability, and climate change are among the causes encouraging more Africans to migrate, according to a study done by the United Nations University.
Below are the 5 proven ways Africans can easily immigrate to Canada, US, UK, Australia, etc.
1. The Academic
This is an excellent choice for young Africans seeking to immigrate to the United Kingdom. According to information available on the UK’s Home Office website, “the Graduate route allows the UK to retain the brightest and the best international students to contribute to society and the economy post-study under the points-based immigration system.”
There are various approaches to this. For starters, you can self-fund your education in the UK or obtain a fully-funded scholarship that does not force you to return to your native country after finishing your studies. And after you receive your visa and go over to the other side, you should study hard and earn good grades so you can be attractive to companies.
2. Work/Skilled Labour
Another simple option for many Africans to go to other regions of the world is through skilled labor. As the name implies, this option necessitates that you be skilled and capable of working in order to make meaningful contributions to the economies of the country to which you wish to come.
Countries such as the UK, Canada, Australia and others are continuously on the look-out for doctors, nurses, radiologists, IT professionals and other talented people. And this opens up enormous prospects for Africans. But, before you may immigrate, you must pass specific tests and complete other requirements.
3. The Permanent Residency
You’ve probably heard of the Canada Permanent Residency Program. With this technique, many people from all over the world, including Africans, have been able to readily move to the North American country.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, or IRCC, is the Canadian government department in charge of the Canadian PR program.
The IRCC “facilitates the entry of permanent residents in a way that maximizes their economic, social, and cultural contribution to Canada while at the same time protecting the health, safety, and security of Canadians.”
You must pass the eligibility test to immigrate to Canada through the Permanent Residency option. To learn more, go to the Canadian Immigration Office’s website.
It’s worth noting that Australia has a permanent residency program. Visit the Australian Immigration Department’s website to learn more about the requirements.
4. Spousal Visa
This is possibly the simplest route for some Africans to come to Europe, America, Asia, and other locations. The most basic requirement is that you fall in love with and marry someone who is already a resident of another country. And there you have it! You’re almost there…
Ah then, maybe it’s not as simple as it appears. Many nations have varied spousal visa requirements. Thus, do the needful first by falling in love and marrying the love of your life. After that, research the spousal visa criteria for the nation in which he or she resides.
5. Citizenship by investment
This method is mainly preferred by wealthy Africans. As the name implies, it requires acquiring citizenship/passport of another country through investment in that country. Again, most Africans do not have access to this method.