Here we have new visa deal for indians who are under 30 and those who want to work in UK should pay more attention.
What is the UK’s new visa deal for Indians who are under 30?
The UK divulged a new “young professionals scheme” with India on Tuesday that will allow under-30s from either country to stay and work in the other for up to 2 years.
The “migration and mobility partnership” between the two countries is one of a sequence of declarations aimed at advancing the “Indo-Pacific tilt” Britain is looking round for after Brexit.
The government will not give permission to more Indians to come to the UK through new visa routes in any UK-India free trade deal.
City A.M. understands the prospect of exceptional Indian visas has not been converse about in the first two rounds of trade parlaying and that international trade secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan has not raised any issue regarding the decision.
This is despite media reports earlier this year recommending Trevelyan and foreign secretary Liz Truss wanted to relax immigration rules for Indian nationals as a part of any deal.
Why does the UK want a deal with India?
India, with a GDP of $2.6 trillion and the enormous power of its working-age population, is set to be the world’s third largest economy by 2050. At the moment, India does not have reciprocal trade deals with either the US or the European Union (EU), confer post-Brexit Britain with a chance to get in there first.
It helps that there is already a large Indian evacuation in the UK, mostly because of historic colonial links between Britain and India. According to the 2011 census, there were more than 1.4 million people of Indian origin in the UK, and although last year’s census data are yet to be printed, it’s a safe presupposition that the number will have increased.