UK relaxes Visa rules for scientists, academics from India

Last Updated: Jul 08 2018 17:15

LONDON- The UK on Saturday introduced new visa rules for overseas scientists and researchers, including Indians, boosting the country’s research sector.

The UK is a world leader in research and innovation and these changes will make it easier for international researchers to work and train in the UK," said UK immigration minister Caroline Nokes in a statement announcing the launch.

"We must have an immigration system that makes sure we can attract leading international talent and benefit from their knowledge and expertise. I recognise the crucial contribution science makes to the UK economy and society and I am determined that the UK will continue to welcome leading scientific and research talent from around the world."

The new UKRI Science, Research and Academia scheme will be added to the already existing Tier 5 visa route.