The most recent UK Immigration Statistics printed immediately (25 August) present that just about 118,000 Indian college students obtained a Scholar visa within the 12 months ending June 2022 – an 89% enhance from the earlier 12 months. India has now overtaken China as the most important nationality being issued sponsored examine visas within the UK.
The UK continues to be a well-liked vacation spot for Indian holidaymakers too. Indian nationals accounted for the best proportion (28%) of Customer visas granted. Greater than 258,000 Indian nationals obtained go to visas within the 12 months ending June 2022 – a 630% enhance in comparison with the earlier 12 months (when journey restrictions because of the Covid-19 pandemic have been nonetheless in place).
Within the 12 months ending June 2022, Indian nationals additionally obtained almost 103,000 Work visas (which incorporates expert and seasonal employees) – a 148% enhance over the earlier 12 months. Indian nationals proceed to be the highest nationality granted Expert Employee visas, accounting for 46% of all expert work visas granted globally.
Alex Ellis, British Excessive Commissioner to India, stated:
India first once more. I’m delighted that Indian nationals have been issued the most important variety of UK examine, work and customer visas within the 12 months ending June 2022. Extra energy to the distinctive dwelling bridge that connects our folks.
As this reveals, we’re experiencing unprecedented demand for visas. I encourage college students beginning programs quickly to use as early as attainable.
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