Britain approves three thousand work visas for young Indian professionals

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Britain approves three thousand work visas

On November 16, 2022, the United Kingdom government approved three thousand visas for young professionals from India to work in the country every year.

Important facts

  • This visa is done under the UK-India Migration and Mobility Partnership Agreement which was signed in 2021.

  • India is the first country to benefit from such a scheme.

  • The UK government has approved the UK-India Young Professionals Scheme which offers 3,000 visas to Indian graduates aged 18-30 years to live and work in the UK for up to two years.

  • The announcement was made hours after British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the 17th edition of the G20 Summit in Bali.

UK-India Migration and Mobility Partnership Agreement 

  • The Union Cabinet approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Migration and Mobility Partnership in 2021 between India and the United Kingdom.

  • The objective of the agreement is to liberalize the issuance of visas promoting the mobility of students, researchers and skilled professionals and to strengthen cooperation between the two sides on issues related to irregular migration and human trafficking.

About United Kingdom

  • It is an island country located off the northwestern coast of mainland Europe. 

  • Prime Minister - Rishi Sunak

  • Capital - London

  • Currency - British pound

  • Head of State - King Charles III

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