2,400 Indians to get visas by UK under Young Professionals Scheme
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New Delhi, India: The UK government announced a call for 2,400 Indians to apply for visas through the UK-India Young Professional Initiative, on Tuesday. An update provided by the British High Commission in India states that Indian citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 who meet other pertinent requirements are eligible to vote.

The British High Commission in New Delhi announced the specific eligibility requirements for the new programme and declared that it was “a great chance for brightest young people from India between the ages of 18 and 30 to experience the best of the UK.”


Also, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or higher in the relevant field and have funds totalling Pound 2,530 (about Rs 2.6 lakhs). Also, they must be childless and without dependents.

If you win the ballot, you must submit your visa application by the time specified in your invitation to apply. Typically, this happens 30 days after receiving the invitation. According to an update on the official website, you must visit the UK within six months of requesting your visa.

The voting period will begin on February 28 at 2:30 pm (IST) and end on March 2 at 2:29 pm (IST).

British nationals will also be given comparable permits to live and work in India under the reciprocal agreement agreed to by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his UK counterpart, Rishi Sunak, during the G20 conference in Bali last November.

Before applying for this visa, you must be chosen in the India Young Professionals Scheme vote. You must indicate that you are qualified for the visa in order to participate in the poll; be sure you are before you arrive, said the British government.

The application price for this visa is Pound 259 (about Rs 26,000), and there is a Pound 940 healthcare premium (approx Rs 94,000). Additionally, they must demonstrate that they have 2,530 pounds in personal savings.


“The funds must have been accessible for at least 28 consecutive days. Day 28 must occur no later than 31 days after this visa application. When you apply, you’ll have to provide evidence of this, according to the British government.

The chosen applicant must visit the UK within six months of requesting a visa.

The visa will allow you to stay and work in the country for up to 24 months. The eligibility requirements stated that “you may visit the United Kingdom at any time while your visa is valid and may depart and return at any point during your stay.”

By providing their information online, eligible candidates can participate in the India Young Professionals Scheme poll. Details like their name, phone number, email address, and birthdate will be required. They will also need to send a scanned copy of their passport and information about it.

“The winning submissions will be chosen at random. Within two weeks of the election’s conclusion, you will receive the results by email. Voting is open to everyone. According to the UK government website, you should only enter if you intend to apply for the visa, which costs Pound 259.

The chosen applicants will then receive an invitation to submit a visa application. They have 30 days from when they receive the email to submit an online application, pay the visa application fee, and the immigration health insurance subscription.

Indians will be able to live and work in the United Kingdom for up to 24 months with the Young Professionals Visa. While the visa is still in effect, they are free to leave and reenter at any moment.

Candidates who don’t make the cut can apply for subsequent elections; the next is slated to take place in July. For British citizens eager to take advantage of the new option to apply for a two-year Indian visa, the High Commission of India in London will be handling the ballots and visas on the UK end of the scheme.

An “important moment” for the bilateral relationship and the UK’s broader aim to build greater ties with the Indo-Pacific region to improve both the Indian and British economies was the launch of the UK-India Young Professionals Initiative.

The continuing free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations, which will begin their eighth round of negotiations next month, were also seen as an attempt to advance them.