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UK-India Young Professionals Scheme

UK-India Young Professionals Scheme:

The British Government recently announced the opening of the second ballot of the Young Professional Scheme for Indian citizens.

  • Young Professionals Scheme was conceived as part of an India-U.K. Migration and Mobility MoU signed in May 2021 and was announced in November at the G20 summit in Bali.
  • It was formally launched in February 2023.
  • It will permit up to 3,000 of their degree-holding citizens aged between 18 and 30 to live and work in each other’s countries for two years.
  • This scheme makes India the first visa-national country to benefit from the scheme.
  • It allows Indian citizens between 18 and 30 years old to live and work in the UK for up to 2 years.
  • It will enable candidates to enter the UK at any time while their visa is valid and leave and return anytime during their stay.
  • A person must be selected in the India Young Professionals Scheme ballot before they can apply for a Young Professionals Scheme visa.
  • To be eligible for the India Young Professionals Scheme visa,
    • You have to be an Indian national aged between 18 and 30 years.
    • You must have a bachelor’s degree or above.
    • You must have 2,530 pounds in savings.
    • You must not have any children under the age of 18 who live with you or whom you are financially supporting.