September 18, 2019 1,688
In 2012 the Home Office abolished the Tier 1 Post-Study Work visa. This was a visa that enabled international students who had successfully graduated in the UK to stay on in the UK for two years and seek work, and work if they could find it.
It was supposed to act as a “bridge” between studying and working.
But the then Home Secretary Theresa May was not very keen on it and thus it was abolished. Theresa May has come and gone as both Home Secretary and Prime Minister and now we have a new Prime Minister (Boris Johnson) and a new Home Secretary (Priti Patel).
It was widely suspected that Boris Johnson was more liberal in his approach to immigration than his predecessor and now we have the proof. The Home Office has announced that some time in 2020 a new two-year post-study work visa will be introduced – but it will presumably have a different name.
This will somewhat transform the immigration landscape for Tier 4 students and will give them a much better chance of finding a job after graduation. At present they are in most cases limited to staying in the UK for just four months after graduation.
At Get UK Visa we have extensive experience of the old Tier 1 Post-Study Work visa and we also have extensive experience of Tier 4 Student visa applications. We can help you with your study and work aspirations.
Nov 04, 2020
As we all know, European free movement will finish on 31 December 2020, and after that date EEA nationals will be treated the same as everybody else. The points-based system will carry on but its nomenclature will be changed somewhat. The Tier 2 scheme will be renamed the “Skilled Workers” scheme and the Tier 4 […]
Oct 16, 2020
The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) is a charge that has to be paid by many visa applicants in addition to the visa application fee, but those in some categories (eg visitors, refugees, EEA nationals, settlement applicants) do not have to pay it. The money goes towards the National Health Service, and is justified by the […]
Oct 05, 2020
As everybody knows, EU free movement will end on 31 December 2020, after which EEA nationals will be treated the same as everybody else. There will be a new points-based system, which will cover both working routes and study routes. The Home Office has now provided details about the new study route, which opened on […]
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