UK approves 3,000 visas for Indians after Modi-Sunak meeting at G-20

Hours after British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the 17th edition of the G20 summit, the United Kingdom (UK) government allowed 3,000 visas for young professionals from India to work there.

In a Downing Street readout, the British government said India is the first visa-only country to benefit from the new UK-India Young Professionals scheme, and highlighted the strength of the UK-India Migration and Mobility Partnership, which was agreed last year.

The UK Prime Minister’s Office said, “Today the UK-India Young Professionals Scheme was confirmed, offering 3,000 places for 18-30 year old degree-educated Indian nationals to come and work in the UK for up to two years. ” in a tweet.

Under the new UK-India Young Professionals scheme, the UK will offer 3,000 places annually to 18-30 year old degree-educated Indian nationals to come to the UK and live and work in the UK for up to two years. The plan will be mutual.

“The launch of the scheme is a significant moment for both our bilateral relationship with India and the UK’s wider commitment to building stronger ties with the Indo-Pacific region,” Downing Street said in a statement.

It states that the UK has more ties to India than almost any other country in the Indo-Pacific region. Almost a quarter of all international students in the UK are from India, and Indian investment in the UK supports 95,000 jobs across the UK.

India-UK trade agreement

The UK is currently negotiating a trade deal with India – if agreed it would be the first deal of its kind by India with a European country. The trade deal will build on the UK-India trading relationship, which is already worth £24 billion, and will allow the UK to seize the opportunities presented by India’s growing economy.

In parallel to the mobility partnership with India, the British government said it was also strengthening its ability to deport immigration offenders.

The UK PMO said, “A historic Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the UK and India in May 2021, aimed at increasing mobility between our countries, returning those who do not have the right of abode to the UK and India respectively, and organized immigration.” Best practice on offense was to share.” Added.