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UK Skilled Work Visas Granted To Zimbabweans Up 424%

UK Skilled Work Visas Granted To Zimbabweans Up 424%

Zimbabwe is fast-losing skilled people to the United Kingdom after more than 8 000 people were granted skilled work visas by the British government from the year 2020 to 2022.

According to UK government data, Zimbabwe is in the Top Five of skilled visas to the UK, despite having a relatively smaller population.

Visas increased by 424% since 2020, with the health sector the most affected as health professionals continue to leave the country over poor pay. A report by the UK government says:

In the year ending March 2022, Skilled work visa grants increased by 66% (+72,208) to 182,153, compared with the year ending March 2020.

There were 73,400 grants of Skilled worker visas and 75,963 grants of Skilled worker Health & Care visas.

Intra-company transfer (ICTs) grants increased by 17,009 (+125%) to 30,617 compared with the year ending March 2021, however, ICTs are still 35% lower compared with the year ending March 2020. This continues the decline since 2016 for the ICT visa route.

Indian nationals continue to be the top nationality in the Skilled work category, accounting for over two-fifths (44%) of visas granted.

They also saw the greatest increase in skilled work visa grants compared to the year ending March 2020, increasing by 25,209 (+46%). In contrast, grants to nationals of the United States reduced, compared to the year ending March 2020, falling by 1,152 (-14%).

There has been a particularly large proportional increase in visa grants to both Nigerian nationals (+214%, +8,771) and Zimbabwean nationals (+424%, +4,490) since the year ending March 2020.

During the year ending March 2020, 1 059 Zimbabweans were granted skilled work visas by the UK government.

The number rose to 1 735 during the year ending March 2021 and rose sharply to 5 549 during the year ending March 2022.

See the table below for more:

Nationality Year ending March 2020 Year ending March 2021 Year ending March 2022 Percentage change 2020/2022
India 55,212 31,471 80,421 + -46%
Nigeria 4,091 5,546 12,862 + -214%
Philippines 6,646 6,212 10,782 +62%
United States 8,512 4,434 7,360 -14%
Zimbabwe 1,059 1,735 5,549 + 424%
Other nationalities² 34,425 26,711 65,179 +89%
109,945 76,109 182,153 +66%

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7 Comments

ūüėĀ 3¬†weeks ago

let the Zimbabweans go for greener pastures coz la siyapika sigqoke ezethu


Gwedu 3 weeks ago

we are coming soon


Chinese zodiac 3 weeks ago

Ummm it looks lyk british are very rich in term of there economy coz their children goes for erecting companies while us be their workers


Tswetswe 3 weeks ago

Chinese zodiac wadii kungonyora nemutauro wako chirungu ichi ndecha Queen iwe hausi Queen

parasite 3 weeks ago

vhoti ccc your English ino improver

Chinese zodiac 3 weeks ago

Kkkkkk Hapana hapo ataura ndaita foul english ,chirungu chondinetsaaaa motojaira

Sca 3 weeks ago

The more you want CCC, the better.



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