The United Kingdom on Wednesday approved a scheme that will offer 3,000 visas to young Indian professionals to live and work in the country each year.
Under the UK-India Young Professionals Scheme, the Britain will offer 3,000 visas to 18 to 30-year-old degree-educated Indian nationals to live and work for up to two years in the United Kingdom. The reciprocal scheme is slated to come into effect from next year.
The announcement came shortly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his British counterpart Rishi Sunak on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Bali on Wednesday.
“I know first-hand the incredible value of the deep cultural and historic ties we have with India,” Sunak said. “I am pleased that even more of India’s brightest young people will now have the opportunity to experience all that life in the UK has to offer – and vice-versa – making our economies and societies richer.”
India is the first visa-national country to benefit from such a scheme, a press release from the British government said.
Today the UK-India Young Professionals Scheme was confirmed, offering 3,000 places to 18–30 year-old degree educated Indian nationals to come to the UK to live and work for up to two years. pic.twitter.com/K6LlSDLne4
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