Great Work and Business Prospects For Indian Nationals in the UK: India Young Professionals Scheme Visa

The Home Office is introducing a new scheme which allows Indian citizens aged between 18 and 30 years old to live and work in the UK for up to 2 years.

Those who are interested must be selected in the India Young Professionals Scheme ballot before they can apply for this visa. Successful applicants in the ballot will receive an invitation to apply for the visa.

Who is eligible?

  • Indian citizens
  • Must be between 18 and 30 years old
  • Must hold eligible qualifications i.e. qualification at UK bachelor’s degree level or above, or an equivalent overseas qualification at degree level or above
  • £2,530 in savings

The visa to live and work in the UK will be issued for up to 24 months.

In addition to the usual evidence to prove that the applicants are eligible, they will need to obtain a police report or clearance certificate from India, as well as tuberculosis (TB) test results.

All young professionals will be able to study and work in most jobs, be self-employed and set up a company (with various restrictions).

Interested eligible applicant can check when the ballot opens here: