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UK's Young Professionals Scheme for Indians - LIVE

After waiting for more than 1.5years, the Young Professionals Scheme or what was earlier known as the Youth Mobility Scheme is about to go live.

The question is, are you ready to move to the UK?

Hey guys, so the good news is that the date is out for the Young Professionals Scheme which allows you to move to the UK without a job and live in the UK for 2yrs and it's now live!

Today we're talking about everything you need to know so that you can apply and take one step closer to moving to the UK.

For starters, now we know what time it goes live as well. The Young Professionals Scheme for Indians will remain open from the 28th of Feb from 2:30PM IST all the way to the 2nd of March till 2:30PM and has 2400 slots available via a ballot.


  • Be an Indian national or citizen between 18 and 30 years old

  • Be at least 18 years old on the date you plan to travel to the UK, which means if you are currently 17yrs old, you can still apply as long as you cross your 18th birthday before you travel

  • Have a qualification at bachelor’s degree level or above

  • have £2,530 in savings to support yourself in the UK which is approximately Rs. 253,000 and you’d need to have this money in your account at least 28 days in a row before applying for this visa

  • And not have any children under the age of 18 who live with you or who you’re financially responsible for

The Process:

In order to apply

  • You first need to enter the Young Professional Scheme ballot, which is on the 28th of Feb till the 2nd of March, 2023 from here.

  • If you are one of the lucky 2400 people who are successful in the ballot, you’ll receive an invitation to apply for the visa.Once you receive an invitation, you’ll need to get your papers in order

  • And after that, you can apply for your Young Professional Scheme

  • Once you get the visa, you can move to the UK and live for upto 2yrs under this visa

Documents required:

  • A valid passport or other document that shows your identity and nationality

  • Proof that you have at least £2,530 in your bank account, and you can use bank statements to prove this

  • Academic certificates to show your educational qualifications. Your university will need to provide written confirmation that you completed your studies and graduated with the required qualification

  • You’ll have to take a TB test

  • And you’ll need a police report or clearance certificate from India

Once you’ve been successful in the ballot, you can either

visit the biometric centre and have your fingerprints and photograph taken or ‘UK Immigration: ID Check’ app to scan your identity document - you’ll also create or sign into your UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) account. When you apply they’ll let you know if you have to visit a centre .

Once the ballot has been completed and the of successful applicants have been informed, the page will be updated with details on where exactly you can apply and that’s perfect alright because you don’t need that information right now.

Once you’ve applied it should take approximately 3 weeks for you to hear a decision and you’ll receive an email with the decision on your application and the email will also tell you the next steps.

There are 2400 visas available through the ballot.

If you’re successful, you’ll receive details to apply for the visa which you’ll have to do within 30 days from the date of the email.

If you are unsuccessful, you can apply for future ballots, the next one is due to be held in July.

Here’s what you need to do next.

  • Apply anytime between 28th Feb and 2nd March 2023. Click here to Apply.

  • Plan out where you’ll apply from

  • You might want to use a laptop or a desktop instead of trying to apply from a phone. It will be faster and more reliable and preferably something with an inverter a backup connected so that even if the power gets cut, you don’t lose your connection

  • Ensure you have a good internet connection and preferably wifi instead of relying on your phone’s data

  • Don't be worried if you aren't successful immediately. There's a bit of a queue so the page is crashing. But you've got time until 2nd March.

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