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India Young Professionals Scheme visa: ballot system
This guidance explains how to enter the ballot to apply for the India Young Professionals Scheme visa, and how the ballot system works.
You need to enter the ballot if you want to apply for a visa for the India Young Professionals Scheme.
The next ballot will open at 2:30pm India Standard Time on 28 February 2023, and close at 2:30pm India Standard Time on 2 March.
You can enter any time while the ballot is open.
The link to enter will be on this page.
Entering the ballot:
You can enter the ballot if you’re an Indian citizen and you’re eligible for the India Young Professionals Scheme visa. Check you’re eligible before entering the ballot.
You must enter the ballot online. You will need to provide your:
date of birth
a scan or photo of your passport
The successful entries will be picked at random. You will be sent the results by email within 2 weeks of the ballot closing.
It’s free to enter the ballot. You should only enter if you plan to apply for the visa, which costs £259, and are able to meet the financial, educational and other requirements.
There are 2,400 visas available in the February ballot.
If you’re successful in the ballot, you will be invited to apply for a visa.
You will have 30 days from the date of the email to apply online, pay the visa application fee and immigration health surcharge.
If you’re successful in the ballot but choose not to apply for the visa, you do not need to notify us.
The results of the ballot are final. You cannot appeal if you’re unsuccessful.
You can enter future ballots if you’re unsuccessful. The next ballot is likely to be held in late July. Details will be announced on this page closer to the time.
If you do not enter the February ballot, you can enter future ballots if you meet the requirements.
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