Last year end’s trip to the UK, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paved the way for Indian students who look towards education in the United Kingdom. The UK, which is one of the world’s top student destinations, was a top draw for Indians to its universities. However, from the withdrawal of 2012 post study work visa, the numbers have dwindled since. Alternatively, Sir James Bevan who is the British High Commissioner to India, opened Ireland and UK’s latest visa application in the national capital, New Delhi.
He revealed that Indian travellers to the UK spent UK£ 44 million pounds. This is an increase of 50%, with 350,000 visitors. He added that every year the UK Commission granted more than 40,000 visas each other. Over 90% of the applicants are successful, which means that 9 out of 10 applicants do end up immigrating to the UK. The average time for the visa process is six working days.
PM Modi’s visit has increased the chances of more student visas granted to students. Last year 12,000 students migrated to the UK for higher education. This is the third largest migrant exporting country after China and USA. Late year, the UK approved 60,000 working visas, which is an increase of 10% from 2014.
The new visa application center in Delhi, will allow Indians to have enhanced experiences in UK and Ireland. To make it convenient for Indians, the new British Irish Visa Scheme makes is so that travellers do not have to apply to two visas, thus saving time, money and effort of two separate visas. This visa can be availed by Chinese and Indians only.
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