Work Permit Visa

2 or 3 years leave for UK graduates

July 6, 2021 578

The new Graduate visa route has finally arrived on the Home Office website. From 1 July 2021 eligible migrants have been able to apply for this visa, which can confer at least two years’ leave for eligible applicants.

Applicants must have successfully completed a UK degree – either bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate – and they must be in the UK to apply and they must hold a Tier 4 visa or Student visa. With bachelor’s or master’s they will qualify for a two-year visa and with a doctorate they will qualify for a three-year visa.

The application does not require any financial figure for day-to-day maintenance and neither is there any English language requirement – not surprisingly perhaps, bearing in mind that every applicant will have passed a degree taught in English.

Successful applicants have the unrestricted right to work, in either employment or self-employment, and they are able to switch into a work visa such as a Skilled Worker visa.

And already-existing dependants will be able to apply in line with the main applicant.

So this visa will provide a very good opportunity for graduate students to develop their career in the UK.

If you are, or think you may be, interested in this visa we will be able to help and advise you.

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