Team Blitz India
LONDON: Indian nationals top the tally of skilled worker and student visas issued by the UK over the past year, according to official immigration statistics.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) data collated by the UK Home Office shows that Indian nationals were the top nationality for cross-sector skilled work, including specifically targeted healthcare visas aimed at filling staff shortages in the National Health Service (NHS).
They also made up the largest group of students granted visas under the new Graduate post-study work route, representing 41 per cent of grants, prominent English dailies reported on May 26.
Indian nationals were the top nationality for visas in the Worker’ category, representing one third (33 per cent) of grants, and were by far the top nationality for both the Skilled Worker’ and Skilled Worker – Health and Care’ visas, the Home Office analysis notes.
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