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The Ultimate Guide For Immigration In 2024

Get all the information you need to immigrate to Canada, Australia, and other countries in this detailed guide.

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Immigration is the process by which you can relocate to a foreign country and settle down permanently. With time, you may also acquire the citizenship of that country.

Every country has its own requirements for immigration. However, the common among all is the need to overcome the shortage of skills supply.

Top 5 Countries to migrate from India in 2020-2024

Top 5 Countries to Migrate

The top rated countries by foreign-nationals to settle in!

Based upon immigration rule changes and the ease of migration, preferences of Indians keep changing each year. This year, these are top countries Indians are choosing to immigrate to upon meeting the required criteria.

Canada is among the top countries for migration primarily because of its straight-forward immigration system. Migration to Canada has been made simple with the introduction of the "Express Entry" program since 2015. This country is the first in the world to follow a points-based system and issue visas to candidates based on his skills and points.

After being on the sidelines for a decade, the UK has emerged as a new go-to destination for the purpose of work or for settling down. The new UK immigration programs target skilled workers from different sectors, more specifically IT, Engineers, Health care, and other professionals. 

Australia immigration has been a hot favorite of professionals for many years.  Similar to Canada, Australia also follows a point-based system. This country uses a list of occupations to invite skilled talent. Each year based upon the occupational demand, candidates are invited on high or low priority.

Germany is an unsung hero for many professionals from India and more especially from the STEM background. German job seeker visa is one of the most applied visas. It easier and quicker process without the IELTS exam attracts many skilled workers in its fold.

Known as West in the East, Hong Kong's strong economy draws professionals from the finance, logistics, shipping, IT, and healthcare sectors. The QMAS visa is created to fast track the visa process of highly skilled professionals.

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What does the World Migration Report say about Immigration in 2024?

Highlights from World Migration Report 2024 on migration and migrants:

  • The number of international migrants globally in 2019: 272 million (3.5% of the world’s population)
  • 52 per cent of international migrants were male; 48 per cent were female.
  • 74 per cent of all international migrants were of working age (20–64 years).
  • India continued to be the largest country of origin of international migrants. India had the largest number of migrants living abroad (17.5 million), followed by Mexico and China (11.8 million and 10.7 million respectively).
  • The top destination country remained the United States (50.7 million international migrants). The number of migrant workers declined slightly in high income countries while increasing elsewhere
  • The top 3 remittance recipients were India (USD 78.6 billion), China (USD 67.4 billion) and Mexico (USD 35.7 billion).
  • In 2019, 74% of international migrants were of working age (20 to 64 years of age).
  • In 2019, the United States had the largest foreign-born population in the world, while Canada had the eighth largest.

International Migrants 1970–2019

Year   Number of migrants         Percentage of Migration
1970  84,460,125      2.3%
1975     90,368,010    2.2%
1980 101,983,149      2.3%
1985 113,206,691          2.3%
1990 153,011,473   2.9%
1995 161,316,895        2.8%
2000 173,588,441               2.8%
2005 191,615,574         2.9%
2010 220,781,909      3.2%
2015 248,861,296                  3.4%
2019 271,642,105 3.5%

Why do people migrate?

As per the statistics of the UN report, nearly 17 million Indians have chosen migration, marking India at number 1 position on the list of migrants living abroad.

When surveyed with our international clients, here are a few reasons they stated why they wanted to immigrate.

  • Better standard of living
  • Improved salaries and better prospects
  • The more stable political environment
  • Better future of children
  • Superior and free healthcare for family
  • Free education for children
  • Attracted by business opportunities
  • International citizenship
  • Global recognition of skills
  • Enjoy living in various cultures

How do immigrants contribute to the countries they migrate to?

  • While we often think of international migrants as primarily a source of labour, they are more than just workers, playing diverse economic roles in origin and destination countries, including:
  • As workers, migrants are part of, but also have an impact on, the labour market; they also alter the country’s income distribution and influence domestic investment priorities.
  • As students, migrants – or their children – contribute to increasing the stock of human capital and diffusing knowledge.
  • As entrepreneurs and investors, they create job opportunities and promote innovation and technological change.
  • As consumers, they contribute to increasing the demand for domestic – and foreign – goods and services, thus affecting the price and production levels, as well as the trade balance.
  • As savers, they not only send remittances to their countries of origin but also contribute indirectly, through the bank system, to foster investment in their host countries.
  • As taxpayers, they contribute to the public budget and benefit from public services.
  • As family members, they support others, including those who need care and support.

What are the minimum requirements to immigrate?

The minimum requirements to immigrate depend on the country you want to immigrate to. But, there are some requirements that every country looks for. These are :

01 | Education
02 | Age
03 | Work Experience
04 | Financial requirement
05 | Language Proficiency
06 | Health & Character


  • Education: Most of the countries require at least a high school or equivalent degree.
  • Age: The younger you are, the more are your chances of being immigrated. But, you must be above the legal age.
  • Work experience: Most nations prefer candidates that have relevant work experience.
  • Health: You must be of good health.
  • Funds: You must have sufficient funds to support yourself.
  • Language proficiency: Most countries require you to have a certain level of language proficiency.
  • Character: The applicants must have no criminal record.

Along with meeting these requirements, immigrants are also required to meet score criteria (if applicable), application submission criteria, and health insurance criteria and submit all required documents accordingly.

You can contact us for more information about the requirements.

What documentation is usually required for immigration?

The documents needed for immigration vary. It depends on the country and the type of immigration stream.

But, there are some basic documents that are needed. These are :

  • Valid passport
  • Identity proof
  • Proof of funds
  • Settlement plan
  • Proof of character
  • Medical test results
  • Job offer
  • Proof of previous work experience
  • Educational qualification certificates
  • Language proficiency results
  • Marriage certificate
  • Documents of your children

Application Process for Different Countries

You can apply for immigration to a foreign country via different procedures. Every country has a distinct application process that you must follow.

Immigration Costs

There is no specific cost for immigration as it depends on various factors like purpose, duration and mainly the country.

How can Kansas help you with immigration?

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  • Visit Visa: Travel for leisure or business to any part of the world with Kansas.
  • Study Visa: Kansas will ensure that you qualify. And look forward to studying abroad.
  • Work Visa: We will help you obtain qualified employment. That is legally issued to you by the concerned authorities.
  • Immigration: We are experts in arranging everything that is needed for your international movement.
  • Permanent Residence: We’ll help you obtain permanent residency in your dream country.

Customized services:

  • Profile Evaluation: Based on your unique profile history, we make matches with the visa eligibility requirements, and advise you with the visas you must apply for.
  • Resume Writing: We guide you to create a resume that stands out as desired by the concerned immigration authority.
  • Procuring documents: Help you arrange documents needed before applying for a visa.
  • Professional guidance: Be it providing you interview training, French/English courses or working samples for resumes, cover letters or assisting with application forms, medical or police clearance certificates - we will always be there for you. 
  • Dedicated Case Officer: We offer personal assistance and a single point of contact between the company and you, throughout the process
  • Post-Landing Services: We help you settle down in the country after you’ve received your visa. These services are specifically customized as per your requirements. You can expect a one-stop solution for all your visa needs from profile evaluation, documentation, application drafting to post-visa services with Kansas. Don’t wait. Begin working on your visa application today.

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