The new UK visa for Indians and other overseas students, which was announced during London Tech Week, is set to be put into action in spring 2019.
UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced a new startup visa route for entrepreneurs who are looking to come to the UK to do business and are endorsed by a university.
Smoother UK visa for Indians processing
With entrepreneurs, including Indians who study in UK, playing an important role in boosting jobs and economic growth in the UK, the government is looking to provide those wanting to come to the UK to launch a business with a visa system that is faster and smoother.
While the old visa system was exclusively for graduates, the new startup visas will be available to a wider number of people, a move that will help to safeguard the UK’s position as a world-leading location for worldwide student talent.
The decision to launch the new system comes after the government received advice from the Migration Advisory Committee, with feedback also being given by the tech sector.
No further details were given on the new startup visa system, but more information is set to be released at a later date.
Visa to attract entrepreneurs to UK
Commenting on the decision to launch the new system, Javid stated that the UK can be proud when it comes to tech and innovation but added that the government wants to do more to bring businesses to the UK and that its immigration system plays a key part in doing this.
He added: “That’s why I am pleased to announce a new visa for people wanting to start a business in the UK. This will help to ensure we continue to attract the best global talent and maintain the UK’s position as a world-leading destination for innovation and entrepreneurs.”
This new initiative can be seen as a continuation of the government’s dedication to achieving a more dynamic trading system in the country, following on from the decision last year to double the amount of people who can gain access to the UK via the Exceptional Talent visa.