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July 7, 2018

New visas open to Indian scientists and academics by UK

UK launches new visas

London-The new UKRI-Science, Research and Academia scheme, which allows non-EEA researchers, scientists and academics to come to the UK for up to two years, opens from 6 July.This visa is also open also to Indians scientists and researchers.Announced by Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes, the new scheme, which is being added to the Tier 5 visa route, has been introduced to reflect and encourage the ongoing growth of the research sector in the UK.

It will be operated by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and will mean that they, along with 12 approved research organisations, such as the Natural History Museum, are able to directly sponsor highly

skilled individuals, such as specialist technicians, to work and train in the UK.The sponsor organisations will be monitored by UKRI as the scheme owner and they will also require individual Tier 5 sponsor licences.(ukri.org)