The Young Professional Scheme bode good news for young professional nationals from India.
The UK Government plans to introduce a new two-year visa category for Indian nationals from 1 July 2021. The scheme will be open for Indian nationals between the ages of 18 and 30 Years old.
The scheme is reciprocal, and the same visa terms will be available to young Brits to work in India.
The UK Government describes the scheme as a professional and cultural exchange programme. They also say that it will work in a similar way to the current Youth Mobility Scheme.
The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, said that it would give thousands of young people in the UK and India greater freedom and opportunity to experience each other’s cultures.
Other details of the Young Professional Scheme
The scheme will have a cap of 3,000 applications per year. The visa route will not require sponsorship from a company. Individuals can thus apply in their own right. They will also have flexibility in terms of living and working in the UK.
The scheme will also bring welcome news for UK employers. Employers will be able to employ individuals on the scheme without any costs involved for the UK employer.
Unfortunately, we still do not know much about the new visa route, except for the information above. Breytenbachs will confirm the final requirements as soon as the UK Government publishes the final rules and regulations for the new route.
Young Professional Scheme open to more countries?
India will be the first country to which the scheme will be open.
The UK Government said in its announcement of the Young Professional Scheme that India will be the first visa national country to benefit from the new scheme. This statement leaves the hope that the scheme will also soon open to young nationals from other countries.
How Breytenbachs can help you
Breytenbachs will publish more information on the Young Professional Scheme as soon as more information becomes available. Clients are, in the meantime, welcome to contact us for information on any other UK immigration issue.