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The UK - India Young Professionals Scheme - Latest Updates

Jan 28, 2023

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Since the previous announcement of the UK-India Young Professionals Scheme, several Indian professionals have been waiting for further information pertaining to this scheme. 

The latest update has been given by the Diplomats at the Indian high commission. According to this, the date of implementation, eligibility criteria, the application process, and other necessary details for the Indian youth will be shared shortly. 

For those of you who are wondering what exactly the UK-India Young Professionals Scheme is, well, in May 2021 a “Migration and Mobility Partnership” agreement was signed between India’s Minister for External Affairs S. Jaishankar, and the then UK Home Secretary Priti Patel. This agreement has started a new visa regime between these two eminent countries. 

According to the Young Professionals Scheme (YPS), young professionals between the ages of 18-30 can live in the UK for up to two years. Moreover, they would not require any sponsor or job to apply for a UK visa under this scheme.

The list of countries that come under the Young Professionals Scheme (YPS) are Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Monaco, San Marino, Iceland, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. 

A recent update has been made on this scheme on the 9th of January 2023. India’s high commissioner to the UK, Vikram Doraiswami, and UK Home Office Permanent Secretary Matthew Rycroft have signed the Young Professionals Scheme and embarked on the beginning of this scheme. 

This Scheme works through a two-tier system where applicants from countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Monaco, San Marino, and Iceland can directly apply for Young Professionals Scheme. The remaining countries like India, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan will be selected by ballot. 

Recently, the first ballot of the 2023 Youth Mobility Scheme was opened on Tuesday 17 January and closed on Thursday 19 January. However, the ballot for the India Young Professionals Scheme for Indian nationals is not yet open. Nonetheless, it is expected that the ballot will open shortly. 

Indians between the ages of 18 – 30 will be eligible for this scheme. They will also be expected to have a minimum of £2,530 in their bank account to sustain themselves in the UK. 

Aiming to enhance the mobility of young professionals, this scheme will be beneficial for both countries. To know more about such country updates, stay tuned for our next news update for the Young Professionals Scheme. 

One of India’s best study abroad consultants, KC Overseas will keep you updated with such international schemes. Stay Tuned for it.

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