The newest UK immigration statistics launched at this time (25 August) present almost 118,000 Indian college students acquired scholar visas within the yr ending June 2022, a rise of 89% in comparison with the earlier yr. India has now overtaken China as the largest nationality to obtain UK sponsored examine visas.
The UK additionally continues to be a preferred vacation spot for Indian holidaymakers. Indian nationals accounted for the very best proportion (28%) of customer visas granted. Over 258,000 Indian nationals acquired go to visas within the yr ending June 2022, a 630% enhance from the earlier yr (when journey restrictions because of the Covid-19 pandemic 19 have been nonetheless in place).
Within the yr ending June 2022, Indian nationals additionally acquired almost 103,000 work visas (together with expert and seasonal employees), a 148% enhance from the earlier yr. Indian nationals proceed to be the highest nationality to acquire expert employee visas, accounting for 46% of all expert employee visas granted globally.
Alex Ellis, British Excessive Commissioner to India, stated:
India first once more. I’m delighted that Indian nationals have been granted the very best variety of examine, work and customer visas to the UK within the yr ending June 2022. Extra energy for the distinctive dwelling bridge that connects our individuals.
As this reveals, we’re experiencing an unprecedented demand for visas. I encourage college students who’re beginning their programs quickly to use as quickly as doable.
All figures quoted above relate to UK immigration statistics from July 2021 to June 2022. The complete statistical launch is offered at Gov.uk right here: scholar visa, go to visa, work visa.
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