It has been discovered that migration could be due to different reasons and this varies from an individual to the other. However, migration could be influenced by economical, political, environmental and social factors. Migration to a new country can sometimes be challenging, especially for individuals who find it difficult to adapt to a new environment and as well learning a new culture and could also be quite challenging if an individual does not have a sustainable financial means.
Migration falls into different categories which include temporary, skilled, irregular, forced immigrants and return immigrants however migration to Europe has been recorded to have increased substantially.
There are different ways or route in migrating to Europe of which include Migration via the military path, marriage to an European citizen, migration via investments, migration via Religion but there are faster ways of migration to Europe which is stated below
- Migration via work permit: Under this category there are of different sections which are:
- Migration of highly qualified workers: to migrate using the work permit, you would have to decide on what European country you would like to work in, look at the website of the country to find out which type of work permit is granted to your country and which of this could be applicable. However as an applicant, you are highly qualified if you have a job contract or a job binding offer of at least one year and any of the following: that you have an higher professional qualification, you must work as a paid employee, your annual gross salary should at least meet the national salary limit, must have the necessary travel documents and you must have proof that you fulfil all the legal requirements to practice your profession. However, the Eu Blu card gives highly qualified workers migrating to Europe the opportunity to live and work provided they have higher professional qualification and a binding job offer.
- Migration of intra-cooperate transferees: in this section individuals can be transferred from another country, however in this case you must prove that the branches in the country you are migrating from and into belong to the same company, that you have been employed for three to twelve months prior to the transfer, that you have a work contract, that you have the professional qualifications needed, confirmation of your position, that you have valid travel document and the duration of your transfer.
- Migration as a researcher: to migrate as a researcher, you must have signed an agreement with a research organization such as a university, then have a travel passport or any other travel document, a proof that you have enough fund to cover your stay and also funds to bring you back, you must also possess an health insurance document.
- Migration as a Student: immigrants from another country via the student mode must have been accepted by a higher institution to follow a full time course and must have a financial resource to cover living and study cost.
It is important to note that anyone who meets up to any of the above criteria can migrate. However, to apply for a work visa it is advisable to apply two months before because the European embassies make take up to 6 weeks to process an employment visa application.