Indian nationals continue to be the majority nationality to receive “worker” visas, according to the British High Commission in India. According to the Commission on Friday, these makeups 39% of all visas issued, totalling 56,042.
The Commission added that in the year ending September 2022, there were 127,731 grants for student visas given to Indian nationals as the primary applicants, an increase of 93,470 (273%) over the previous year (34,261).
According to ANI, the British High Commissioner to India, Alex Ellis, had stated that they were on track to resume processing visa applications from India to the UK within the allotted 15 days in October.
According to a tweet from Ellis, “We are on track to get back to processing India to Great Britain #visa applications within our standard of 15 days.”
According to the most recent UK Immigration Statistics, which were made public on August 25, about 118,000 Indian students were granted a student visa in the year that ended in June 2022. This is an increase of over 89% from the prior year.
The United Kingdom continues to be a top destination for Indian tourists, as evidenced by the fact that 28% of visitor visas were awarded to Indian people, according to ANI.
As of late, India has surpassed China as the country to which the UK issues the most sponsored study visas.
In the year ending in June 2022, more than 258,000 Indian people received visit visas, a 630% increase from the previous year (when travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic were still in place).
Furthermore, Indians obtained nearly 103,000 work visas (which include those for skilled and seasonal workers) in the year that ended in June 2022, a 148% increase from the previous year.
46% of all skilled worker visas issued worldwide are still issued from India, making it the country from which most of these visas are obtained.
In addition to India, the Philippines, Nigeria, and the United States were among the top countries requesting “Worker” visas. The post-pandemic rebound, which has taken hold in the majority of the world’s major economies, is thought to be the cause of the substantial increase in demand for U.K. “Worker” visas
The top three nationalities from whom the United Kingdom issued “Skilled Worker” visas included Indians as well. South Africa and the United States were the other two countries that were granted such visas. American citizens obtained 6% of the “Skilled Worker” visas, South African citizens received 4%, and Indians received 33% of the visas.
Indian nationals made up the largest share (28%) of visitor visas issued by the UK, which is still a favourite vacation spot for travellers from the subcontinent. In the year ending in June 2022, more than 258,000 Indian nationals were granted visit visas, an increase of 630% from the year before (when travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic were still in place).