Young Professionals Scheme: UK opens second ballot for Indian visa programme

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By Education Today

Posted on July 26, 2023


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The British government said on Tuesday that the second round of the Young Professional Scheme, which grants UK visas to Indian nationals between the ages of 18 and 30, is now open. The ballot will be open until 1:30 pm on July 27 according to a tweet from the British High Commission in New Delhi on Tuesday. 

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Consider applying for the India Young Professionals Scheme visa if you are an Indian national between the ages of 18 and 30 and have a graduate or postgraduate degree. This year’s joint UK-Indian programme, which was officially introduced in February, enables Indian individuals with graduate or postgraduate degrees to live and work in the UK for up to two years. Candidates will be free to enter the UK whenever they want while their visa is still valid and leave and return whenever they want while they are there. 

For the year 2023, there are 3,000 vacant spots, and according to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), the majority of those spots were awarded in the first ballot, which took place in February. The remaining positions will be drawn at random from the July ballot in the meantime. Within six months of applying for their visa, candidates are required to visit the UK. The application price is 259 pounds (about 27,000 rupees), and there are additional charges for a healthcare surcharge of 940 pounds (roughly 98,000 rupees) and documentation proving the applicant’s personal savings of 2,530 pounds (roughly 2,60,000 rupees).

Consider registering for the India Young Professionals Scheme ballot if you meet all the requirements. If you are chosen, you will get an invitation to submit an application for the visa. Have all the required paperwork on hand when applying. The next step is to submit a visa application for the India Young Professionals Scheme. According to the reciprocal agreement signed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart, Rishi Sunak, during the G20 summit in Indonesia last November, British nationals would also be granted the same licenses to live and work in India.