• Friday, December 09, 2022

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Indians issued maximum work visas to UK in 2016

The IT sector was given the most visas

By: Sarwar Alam

Indian nationals were issued the maximum number of skilled work visas to live and work in the UK last year, according to statistics released today. Indians accounted for 58 per cent of the total skilled work visas granted last year — 53,863 of a total of 93,566. Americans were the second largest community with 9,255 visas. “The information technology sector sponsored 42 per cent of skilled work visa applications, followed by professional, scientific and technical activities (18 per cent) and financial and insurance activities (12 per cent),” the Office of National Statistics (ONS) said. The figure for Indian students coming…

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