Thousands of young adults will be allowed to work and live by UK and India for two years after by both countries strike a deal.
This development which is tagged Young Professionals Scheme is a plan to boost UK’s post-Brexit free-trade deal with India.
Moreover, the deal is a scheme which will allow “the brightest and best” within the age grade of 18 to 30-year-old, to come to the UK based on “skills and talent”, the home office said.
Further details from the home office were that the two countries would also “crack down” on illegal migration.
Based on the business agreements the two countries earlier announced worth an amount worth £1bn.
With a plan by the two governments to decide to raise or lower the number of people which will be allowed into both countries, the scheme will be open to a maximum of 3,000 people from each of India and the UK per year.
Furthermore on their requirements, the 18 to 30-year-olds taking part must have at least three years’ training relevant to their work – at university level or equivalent – and be able to “express themselves in the language(s) of the host country”.
Children or other dependents won’t be allowed to come with them, even as both governments are also putting a close eye on reducing illegal migration between them, including mounting a stronger “fight” against the use of forged documents.