Visas: Migrant Workers

Home Office written question – answered on 12th February 2019.

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Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control)

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.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

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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