UK Opens India Young Professionals Scheme for 2,400 Visa Applications: Detail Here

The Young Professionals Scheme is designed to provide opportunities for young Indian professionals to work in the UK for up to two years. The scheme is open to those aged between 18 and 30 and is aimed at those who are starting their careers or are already established professionals in their respective fields.
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As you may know that the United Kingdom recently announced the Young Professionals Scheme, with the goal of attracting talented young professionals from India to work and live in the UK.

Now, UK Embassy in India on Tuesday informed that it has begun accepting visa applications from young Indian professionals who meet the eligibility criteria for the scheme.

The first ballot for the new Young Professionals Scheme is now open

“Are you an Indian national between 18 – 30 years of age and want to live, work or study in the UK for up to 2 years? The first ballot for the new Young Professionals Scheme is now open,” said the British High Commission in a Tweet.

The UK High Commission in India in another tweet said that the The Young Professionals Scheme will now close at 20:59 hrs. IST on Thursday, 2 March. It further added that those in the queue at the time of the ballot closing will not be able to apply.

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Who can apply for the India Young Professionals Scheme visa?

The Young Professionals Scheme is intended to provide opportunities for young Indian professionals to work in the UK for up to two years.

The Young Professional Scheme is open to people between the ages of 18 and 30 and is aimed at people who are just starting out in their careers or are already established professionals in their fields.

Who can apply for the India Young Professionals Scheme visa?

  • Be an Indian national or citizen between 18 and 30 years old
  • Be at least 18 years old on the date you plan to travel to the UK
  • Have a qualification at bachelor’s degree level or above (Regulated Qualifications Framework level 6, 7 or 8)
  • Have £2,530 in savings to support yourself in the UK
  • Do not have any children under the age of 18 who live with you or for who you’re financially responsible for

How to apply for the India Young Professionals Scheme visa?

If you are eligible for the visa, follow the steps below to apply:

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  1. Enter the India Young Professionals Scheme ballot on the UK government website.
  2. If you are successful in the ballot, you will receive an invitation to apply for the visa.
  3. Prepare the necessary documents for your visa application.
  4. Apply for the India Young Professionals Scheme visa within 30 days of receiving the invitation.

How does the ballot system work?

The ballot system is free to use online and is only available for a limited time. The UK government will accept 2,400 visa applications for India Young Professionals Scheme. To complete the ballot form, you must provide your personal information, passport information, and a scanned image of your passport.

Following the close of the ballot, successful entries will be chosen at random, and you will be notified of the results via email within two weeks of the closing date. If you are successful, you will be able to apply for the visa by the deadline specified in your application invitation.

What can you do with the India Young Professionals Scheme visa?

Once you have obtained your visa, you will have the following opportunities in the UK:

  • Study: You can study for most courses, but some may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme certificate.
  • Work: You can work in most jobs or even be self-employed and set up a company. However, your premises must be rented, your equipment must not be worth more than £5,000 and you must not have any employees.

What can’t you do with the India Young Professionals Scheme visa?

With this visa, you cannot:

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  • Extend your stay
  • Apply for most benefits (public funds)
  • Include family members on your application – they must apply separately
  • Work as a professional sportsperson (for example, as a coach)

Bottomline

The India Young Professionals Scheme visa gives young and talented Indian professionals an excellent opportunity to gain experience and work in the UK. To successfully obtain your visa, ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements, enter the ballot system, and follow the application procedures.


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Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Travelobiz.com, he's passionate about writing.

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