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Posted on December 04 2023

253,000 Indians migrated to the UK in 2023, you could be next!

By  Editor
Updated December 04 2023

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Highlights: Indian nationals top the immigration to UK

  • Indians migrating to the UK has increased with a number accounting to 253,000 in 2023.
  • The annual net migration has seen an increase from 607,000 to 672,000 in 2023.
  • The most number of student, skilled worker, and health and care visas have been given to the Indian nationals.


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Indian immigration to the UK has seen a notable increase

The annual net migration to the UK rose from 607,000 to 672,000 in the year ending June 30, 2023, compared to the previous year. Furthermore, the projected net migration for the year ending in December 2022 was revised upwards to 745,000, which shows a significant increase of 139,000.

Over the past decade, the political landscape in Britain has been shaped by increased levels of legal migration. Despite remaining at notably high levels, the current figure surpasses the 2015 count of 329,000 by more than doubling it.

According to the ONS, the majority of migrants who arrived via humanitarian channels did so in order to fill positions in the health and care sectors, which accounted for the majority of the recent net migration data.


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Data for the UK immigration of Indian nationals

The official immigration data released on Thursday revealed that the number of visas granted to Indian skilled workers, medical professionals, and students remained consistent, and there were 253,000 Indian nationals who migrated to the UK in 2023.

The UK Home Office and ONS data indicated that Indian nationals were on top in both the skilled worker and health and care visa categories in September 2023.

Indians accounted for 43% in the student visa category, making them the largest group who were given the new Graduate visa route after completion of their studies. The skilled worker visa category saw 38,866 Indian applicants, and the number of Indian applicants for Health and Care visas increased by 76%.

133,237 sponsored student visas were given to Indian nationals and they also comprised the largest percentage of visitor visas issued (27%). In September 2023, Indian nationals had the second-highest number of dependents in the UK, increasing from 2,127 to 43,445.

It is to be noted that only students enrolled in postgraduate research programs are allowed to bring family members, including elderly parents and children as their dependents.


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