Indian nationals have been issued the largest number of study, work and visitor visas from the United Kingdom in the year ending June 2022. The latest UK Immigration Statistics published yesterday shows that nearly 1,18,000 Indian students received a Student visa in the year ending June 2022 – an 89 per cent increase from the previous year. With this, India has now overtaken China as the largest nationality being issued sponsored study visas in the UK.
Indian nationals accounted for the highest proportion of Visitor visas too at 28 per cent, which proves that the UK continues to be a popular destination for Indian holidaymakers. More than 2,58,000 Indian nationals received visit visas in the year ending June 2022 – a 630 per cent increase compared to the previous year. In the work Visa section also, Indian nationals received nearly 103,000 visas, which includes skilled and seasonal workers. It was a 148 per cent increase over the previous year.