Visa Scheme for Young Professionals – UK & India

By woop. / 6th June 2023
Visa for young professionals

The UK & India Governments have announced the introduction of the Young Professionals Scheme (YPS) which will allow eligible nationals of each country to work and study in the other country for up to two years. 

For Indian students that wish to travel to the UK, the eligibility criteria includes:

  • be an Indian citizen
  • the applicant must be  aged between 18 and 30 years old
  • have an eligible qualification such as a Bachelor's degree 
  • have savings of at least £2,530.00. 

The applicant must also not have any children. Indian nationals will need to enter a lottery system where 2,400 applicants can be selected per ballot.

Indian nationals who are successful in the ballot will only have 30 days from the date of selection to file their visa application online and pay their application fee. They will also need to make a contribution towards the UK National Health Service by paying the Home Office’s Immigration Health Surcharge. The payment required will be £940.00.

Further details can be found on the GOV.UK website.

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