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May 6, 2021

The UK and India sign Memorandum of Understanding on new mobility and migration partnership

Under the Memorandum, several new initiatives have been announced encouraging:

  • Regular short stays of nationals of the other participant's country who are actively and sustainably contributing to the vitality of bilateral relations, and the issuance of a short-stay, multiple entry visa, with a longer validity period, where appropriate;
  • Mobility of students, academics and researchers, and migration for professional and economic reasons;
  • Exchanges of young professionals and joint action in favor of such exchanges;
  • Mobility for skilled Indian nationals with a project of an economic, scientific, technological, cultural or humanitarian nature, that is likely to make a significant contribution to the development of relations between the two countries, in accordance with the UK immigration rules;
  • Mobility of researchers, doctoral students and expert scientists, for the purposes of work or study.

A Tax Alert prepared by EY's People Advisory Services group, and attached below, provides additional details.


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