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January 31, 2023

International students can work in the UK for 30 hours/week from now!

The UK has plans to allow international students to work for longer hours. Currently, the cap is 20 hours per week which may either be increased to 30 hours or may be entirely lifted. The number of candidates who immigrated to the UK in 2022 was 1.1 million out of which, 476,000 were students. The number of students from India who migrated to the UK was 161,000. The UK has more than 1.3 million job vacancies and the country is in dire need of skilled workers.

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International students can work in the UK for 30 hours/week from now!

January 11, 2023

India-U.K. Migration and Mobility MoU announced Young Professionals Scheme at G20 summit

The governments of India and UK launched Young Professionals Scheme which was announced at G20 Summit. The scheme will allow 3,000 candidates from both countries each year to migrate to each other’s country to live, study, or work. There is no requirement of a job offer while applying for this visa.

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India-U.K. Migration and Mobility MoU announced Young Professionals Scheme at G20 summit

December 17, 2022

Planning to visit UK! Get visa in 15 days. Apply now!

The United Kingdom has planned to process the UK visit visas within 15 days. The processing can be completed within this time if everything in the application is correct. The processing time for the Priority visas will be 5 days. The country issued 118,000 study permits to Indian students in the year that ended on June 30, 2022. In the same period, the country also issued 258,000 UK visit visas to Indian citizens. The United Kingdom issued 103,000 work visas to the following:

  • Skilled workers
  • Seasonal workers

Invitations through the work visas were increased by 148 percent.

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Planning to visit UK! Get visa in 15 days. Apply now!

December 8, 2022

British commissioner warns visa applicants, ‘Beware of internet scammers’

British High Commissioner Alex Ellis warned India about the visa scammers who are using his name to lure Indians who want to apply for a UK visa. The Commissioner said to be suspicious if scammers tell that a job or a UK visa will be provided quickly and easily. He also warned the Indians not to provide credit card or bank details as UK immigration officials will not ask to make payments to personal accounts.

The announcement for the scams was made after Indian High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswami told his UK counterpart that e-facility will soon be resumed for British citizens who want to travel to India.

A system upgrade for the e-visa facility is on its way and applicants can submit applications through the website. According to the UK Immigration Statistics, the highest number of visitor, work, and study visas was given to Indians in August 2022.

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British commissioner warns visa applicants, ‘Beware of internet scammers’

November 26, 2022

UK immigration numbers crossed 500,000 in June 2022

UK immigration numbers crossed 500,000 in one year. Introducing new visa regimes, work visas, and student visas stand out as the major contribution. The end of lockdown restrictions, new visa routes for Hong Kong British nationals, Refugee migration, etc. are the major factors. UK student visas accounted for 277,000 which makes the largest proportion.

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UK immigration numbers crossed 500,000 in June 2022

November 25, 2022

India becomes the largest source of overseas students in the UK, 273 percent rise

The number of Indian students surpassed China and became the largest group in the UK. The number of Indian students rose 273 percent in 2022. The total number of student visas issued to Indian students was 127,731 by the end of September 2022. China got 116,476 UK study visas and became the second country from where students come to study in the UK. Indian nationals took the advantage of UK Graduate visa. The net immigration to the UK in June 2022 was 504,000.

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India becomes the largest source of overseas students in the UK, 273 percent rise

November 23, 2022

Rishi Sunak launches 100 scholarships for young AI talent

The British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, announces that the UK will provide 100 scholarships to young AI talent. The announcement was made on November 21, 2022. The aim of this scholarship is to attract the brightest and best candidates. A free trade agreement between India and UK is also to be finalized. Sunak has the aim of making the UK a hub for AI in the same way as the USA and China. Sunak believes that introduction to new technologies will help them to become innovators.

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Rishi Sunak launches 100 scholarships for young AI talent

November 21, 2022

UK to offer 75 UG merit scholarships for overseas students in 2023

The University of Sheffield announced 75 International Undergraduate Merit Scholarships in 2023. Scholarships include 50 percent of the tuition fee for undergraduate programs that are going to start in 2023. International students who will meet the eligibility criteria will receive the UK will start taking applications in late November 2022 and the last date to submit applications is April 24, 2023. The winners of scholarships will be announced on May 17, 2023.

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UK to offer 75 UG merit scholarships for overseas students in 2023

November 16, 2022

UK-India Young Professionals Scheme to offer 3,000 visas/year’ by Rishi Sunak

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has agreed to provide 3,000 visas to Indian young professionals. The visas will be offered to applicants having the age of 18 and 30 years. These candidates can live and work in the UK for up to two years. Around a quarter of international students in the UK are from India. The UK is on a path of a trade deal with India and if it becomes successful, this will help in making a UK-India trading relationship.

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UK-India Young Professionals Scheme to offer 3,000 visas/year’ by Rishi Sunak

November 3, 2022

New Indian visa center inaugurated in London

A new Indian visa center was opened in London so that processing of the immigration applications can be boosted. The center will also provide a doorstep service and facility of requirement verification. The visa center was inaugurated on November 1, 2022, The number of appointments can be increased up to 40,000 Traveling of tourists from the UK to India will get the facility of Visa at Your Doorstep and the fee for this facility is £180. The requirements will be collected from home and will be brought back after the completion of the application processing.

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A new India visa application center in the UK; A host of visa services offered

October 25, 2022

Rishi Sunak becomes first Indian Origin Prime Minister of UK

Rishi Sunak will become the next prime minister of the UK. He will replace Liz Truss and will form the government. Rishi Sunak defeated Penny Mordaunt who was unable to get enough votes to enter the ballot. Boris Johnson withdrew from the election stating that he will not be able to unite the Conservative party.

The prices of British Government bonds increased briefly after this decision after the withdrawal of Mordaunt. Sunak is a former finance minister and he will be the third prime minister within two months. He has to restore the country’s stability as the country is facing economic and political issues.

He also has to cut the spending cost as the country has entered a recession because of an increase in the cost of energy and food.

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Rishi Sunak becomes first Indian Origin Prime Minister of UK

September 08, 2022

Cabinet approves MoU on recognition of academic qualifications between India & UK

The Union Cabinet has given the approval to an MoU between the UK and India. This MoU has been approved in relation to the mutual recognition of the qualifications of the students. This MoU will help in the movement of students between both countries. The degrees that are not included in the MoU are:

  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Nursing and Para-Medical Education
  • Pharmacy
  • Law
  • Architecture

The aim of the MoU is to give recognition to the educational qualifications related to the academic degrees within the educational institutions of the two countries. The UK has made a request for granting the recognition of one year Master’s programme which was accepted in the meeting between the education ministers of the two countries. The meeting was held on December 16, 2020.

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Cabinet approves MoU on recognition of academic qualifications between India & UK

September 01, 2022

Get a UK study visa in 24 hrs: All you need to know about priority visas

The UK has started the priority and super-priority services to process student visas. The services were started so that students, who have to start their courses, do not miss their first classes. The cost of the priority visa service will be £500. The decision regarding the visa will be delivered within five days. The cost of the super-priority visa is £800 and the decision will be delivered within a day. The processing of a regular student visa is 15 days and many students have been waiting for the decision for a long time.

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Get UK study visa in 24 hrs: All you need to know about priority visas

August 24, 2022

“Want to make access to the UK easier for Indian students, companies” by Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak, the Prime Minister of Britain has announced that immigration of Indian students and companies will be made easier. He said that bilateral ties between both countries should be improved. He also added that students from Britain may come to India to learn new things.

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UK Immigration will be made easier for Indian students and companies

August 22, 2022

India’s BA, MA degrees to get equal weightage in the UK

The BA and MA degrees of India will become equivalent to the UK universities A MoU is being signed which will include the degrees of Indian students. These degrees will include Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral courses. These degrees will become equivalent to the UK and this will help the students to find a job easily in the country. Some of the degrees will not be included another are medicine, engineering, architecture, and pharmacy. MoU has stated that pre-university certificates and senior secondary school will become equivalent to UK degrees.

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India’s BA, MA degrees to get equal weightage in the UK

August 16, 2022

Police verification not required for international students, UK Home Office

International students who are residing in the UK for more than six months are not required to have any registration with the police authorities. Previously, students have to register with the police and have to pay a fee. The students have to provide the following details to the local police which include country of origin, place of study, and contact details. The Home Office of the UK withdrew this rule on August 4, 2022. This rule will be applicable for the students who will come to study in the UK in future.

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Police verification not required for international students, UK Home Office

July 13, 2022

India dominates our immigration system, says UK Home Secretary Priti Patel

India has become one of the supreme countries to send highly skilled immigrants and students to visit the UK. Priti Patel has stated that Many Indian students will be going to the UK during the new semester this year. India has become one of the dominating countries in the immigration system of the UK. The UK ministers and the Indian immigration ministers have set up a quantum leap in bilateral relations.

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India dominates our immigration system, says UK Home Secretary Priti Patel

June 30, 2022

UK unveils 75 scholarships to mark India’s independence anniversary

The UK has announced that 75 fully funded scholarships to the students of India. These scholarships will be given to the students who have plans to work in UK. Different businesses will be made partners to provide the scholarship. The UK will start providing the scholarship from September 2022. These scholarships will be provided for the celebration of 75th Indian Independence Day. Chevening scholarships will be given for any Master’s program for one year. British Council has also plans to provide 18 scholarships to the women who will take the subjects given below:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics

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UK unveils 75 scholarships to mark India’s independence anniversary

June 29, 2022

UK issued 108,000 student visas to Indians by March 2022, double from last year

Many students who wanted to study in the UK and other European countries faced many challenges during the time of the pandemic. Now the situation is coming back to normal and in March 2022, around 108,000 student visas were issued for Indian students. This is almost double in comparison to 2021. Many Indian students are planning to study in UK universities The UK has become the top destination for international students. The number of students who want to study in the UK mostly includes Indians.

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UK issued 108,000 student visas to Indians by March 2022, double from last year

May 31, 2022

UK launches new visa for world’s top graduates – No need of job offer

The UK invites top graduates from the top universities of the world with the help of a High Potential Individual visa. The aim of the visa is to attract highly qualified professionals and skilled foreign students to work in the UK for two to three years. A job offer is not needed to apply for this visa. Also, no sponsorship is needed for the visa. The visa holders can become self-employed. They are free to work in any part of the UK.

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UK launches new visa for world’s top graduates – No need of job offer

May 7, 2022

UK to launch a new visa to bring talented graduates to Britain

The UK is going to launch a new High Potentials Individuals visa on May 30, 2022. The aim of launching this visa is to attract highly skilled foreign university graduates. These students will get a chance to work in the UK and they can stay for two to three years. A job offer or a sponsorship is not needed to apply for the visa.

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UK launches new visa for world’s top graduates – No need of job offer

April 21, 2022

Visa flexibility with Indians to live and work in Britain

Boris Johnson has indicated that Indians will get more visas to extend the bilateral trade up to billions of pounds. The prime minister said that he will look into the issues which led to the reduction in communication between the two countries. There is a need of thousands of workers and the country wants to invite talented workers to work in Britain. After Brexit, Britain freed itself from the common trade policy laid by the European Union. The country is now planning to enhance its policies for the growth of economies.

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Visa flexibility with Indians to live and work in Britain

April 19, 2022

Top 10 IT companies hiring foreign workers in UK

IT companies in the UK are hiring foreign workers to work in UK. A large number of migrants come to the UK from India and this led to an increase in the Indian population in the UK by up to one million. As the skilled workers in the UK are in high demand, the population of Indians is also expected to grow. Some of the companies which are providing jobs can be found in the table below:

Companies

Job Vacancies

Quantcast

100

Accenture

100

Amazon

2000

Google

1000

Shopify

1000

IBM

200

Oracle

500

Microsoft

300

BJSS

450

Oxford Instruments

100

Micro Focus

100

Blueprism

100

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Top 10 IT companies hiring foreign workers in UK

March 25, 2022

Indians get the highest number of UK skilled worker visa, over 65500

In 2021, most skilled worker visas have been given to Indian immigrants. In 2021, India and UK worked on the India-UK Migration and Mobility Partnership in which it was decided that both countries will send around 3,000 students and professionals to avail of the benefits of work experience in both countries. The rule will come into effect in April 2022. This plan will enhance the migration process and will open pathways for youth mobility.

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Indians get the highest number of UK skilled worker visa, over 65500

March 19, 2022

UK to remove all travel restrictions for arrivals from other countries

UK has announced that there will be no travel restrictions for international travelers. The decision was made as the holiday season is arriving very soon. Currently, the Easter holidays are about to arrive and a huge number of visitors are expected to visit UK. The new rules that have to be followed are:

  • There is no need to fill out the Passenger Locator Form.
  • Negative COVID report is not needed
  • There is no requirement of a complete immunization process.
  • No test is required before leaving the country

WHO stated that the total number of people suffering from COVID is 294,904 and 300 people died in the past week.

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UK to remove all travel restrictions for arrivals from other countries

March 4, 2022

All you need to know about UK Self Sponsorship

Many businesses have plans to extend their businesses to the UK. Investor visa route has been shut down and immigrants may face the issue due to this. Only two visas will be available and they include representative visa and innovator visa.

About self-sponsorship

Self-sponsorship is a pathway for the entrepreneurs who have excellent experience in the fields in which they want to start a business in the UK.  One of the things that immigrants have to prove is their language proficiency to migrate to the UK. Entrepreneurs have to keep 100 percent of shares with themselves.

Working of self-sponsorship

Self-sponsorship works in three stages. In the first stage, entrepreneurs have to launch a company in the UK. After that, they have to apply for a sponsor licence to sponsor overseas workers. In the second stage, entrepreneurs have to apply for a skilled worker sponsor licence. The business has to fulfill the eligibility criteria to become a successful entrepreneur in the UK.

In the third stage, the entrepreneur has to employ himself in his company through the skilled worker visa and a job offer. English language proficiency, education level, and salary are included in the eligibility criteria for the skilled worker visa.

February 28, 2022

UK University offers scholarships for Indian women in STEM

University of Manchester has announced five post-graduate scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics or STEM. The post-graduate women students from the South Asian countries will receive the scholarships. Scholarships will be sponsored by the British Council. The scholarships will be fully funded and complete tuition fee will be covered. Expenses related to study abroad will also be covered.

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UK University offers scholarships for Indian women in STEM

Feb 25, 2022

Record number of Indian students enroll in UK universities for Fall 2022

The number of students who want to study in UK has increased. India is the second country after China to provide resources for international students. In order to provide higher education, UK started the facility of shared admissions which is known as UCAS Undergraduate courses will be started in the UK from September 2022. The table below reveals the number of students who enrolled in the UK universities from 2019 to 2022:

Year

Number of Applicants

2019

4,690

2021

7,830

2022

8,660

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Record number of Indian students enroll in UK universities for Fall 2022

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