UK's India Young Professionals Scheme: 3,000 Visas for Indian Talent

Written by  Prerit Chauhan   |  February 22nd 2024 03:58 PM  |  Updated: February 22nd 2024 03:58 PM

UK's India Young Professionals Scheme: 3,000 Visas for Indian Talent

PTC Web Desk: The United Kingdom has introduced the India Young Professionals Scheme, offering 3,000 visas for Indian citizens aged 18-30 to live, work, or study in the UK for up to two years. This innovative initiative utilizes a ballot system, allowing eligible applicants to enter for free, with only the visa fee of £298.

Ballot System Details

The UK government has specified that the majority of the 3,000 visa places will be available in the February ballot, with any remaining spots offered in the July ballot. The ballot window is open from February 20 (Tuesday) at 2:30 pm India Standard Time and will close on February 22.

Application Process and Criteria

Aspiring Indian professionals can enter the ballot by providing specific information according to the UK government's rules. It's crucial to ensure meeting financial, educational, and other requirements before applying for the visa.

Selection Process

Successful entries will be randomly selected through the ballot. Applicants will receive email results within two weeks after the ballot closes. Once selected, individuals have 90 days from the email date to apply online, pay the visa application fee (including the immigration health surcharge), and provide biometrics.

UK-India Collaboration

The India Young Professionals Scheme underscores the UK's commitment to strengthening bilateral relations with India and providing opportunities for young professionals to gain valuable experience. This initiative aligns with the UK government's broader efforts to enhance cultural and economic ties between the two nations.

Anticipated Interest and Benefits

With 3,000 visas on offer, the scheme is expected to attract significant interest from young Indian professionals eager to broaden their horizons and contribute to the dynamic work and study environment in the UK.


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