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India Young Professionals Scheme: UK Opens New Ballot for Applicants

Feb 21, 2024

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The United Kingdom has announced the launch of a new ballot for the highly coveted India Young Professionals Scheme visa. This prestigious initiative offers an exciting opportunity for young Indian citizens to live, study and work in the UK for up to 2 years. 

So, brace yourselves for an extraordinary opportunity as the United Kingdom rolls out the details of this scheme and its upcoming ballot opening dates. Here's a glimpse of what's new this year and the prerequisites of the application. 

The India Young Professionals Scheme ballot is only for Indian citizens aged between 18 and 30. This ballot already commenced at 2:30 pm IST on February 20, 2024, and presents a limited window of opportunity as it will be closing on February 22, 2024, at the same time. 

With a total of 3,000 seats available for the India Young Professionals Scheme visa in 2024, the majority of these slots will be allocated during the February ballot, while the remaining positions will be released in the July ballot. Since the number of slots is more at present, applicants have a wider chance of acceptance. 

To be eligible for the India Young Professionals Scheme visa, applicants must meet stringent criteria. This includes holding Indian citizenship, being within the age bracket of 18 to 30, possessing an eligible qualification, and demonstrating financial stability with £2,530 in savings. 

The application process is entirely online, and you will have to upload the required documents as specified on the official website. Furthermore, for each ballot, you can submit only one entry. 

The selection process for this scheme is conducted through a randomized ballot, ensuring fairness and equal opportunity for all applicants. Successful entrants will receive notification of their results via email within 2 weeks of the ballot's closure. For successful applicants, the next step is to apply for a visa and provide biometrics. This needs to be done within 90 days of receiving the confirmation email. While the ballot entry is free, applicants will have to pay the visa application fee which will cost around £298. 

This is everything that you must know about the UK’s India Young Professionals Scheme visa. So, what are you waiting for? Dust off those thoughts, polish up your CV and get ready to initiate your application. This scheme is your chance to shine bright, to push boundaries, and to write your own success story in the land of opportunities.

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