The UK government has unveiled its post-Brexit visas and immigration strategy that removes any cap on highly-skilled migrants, a proposal which is expected to benefit Indian students and professionals.
The strategy, set out in an immigration White Paper, was tabled in the House of Commons on Wednesday by UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid.
It removes any cap on highly-skilled migrants from anywhere in the world and improves the post-study work offering for international students.
The proposals, set to be phased in from December 2021 after the proposed transition period for Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU), claim to level the country’s immigration playing field with the end of free movement for people from within the 28-member economic bloc.
“As we leave the European Union, free movement will endThis will be a system where it is workers’ skills that matter, not which country they come from,” British Prime Minister Theresa May said in her foreword to the strategy.