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

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5 May 2021 PDF
Subject Tax Alert
Categories Immigration
Jurisdictions United Kingdom India

Executive summary

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 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 favour 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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