UK Working Visa -The new immigration rules are set to be introduced from January 11. Will allow international students to apply for UK Working Visa after finishing studies.
As per the new rules, foreign students can switch over to Tier-2 visa (or skilled worker visa/UK working visa) as soon as they complete their course.
According to current norms, they must wait until they obtain a degree to apply for the Tier-2 visa.
International students in the UK will soon enjoy more flexibility in switching over to working visa, with new immigration rules set to be introduced from January 11.
As per the new rules, foreign students can switch over to Tier-2 visa (or skilled worker visa/UK Working Visa) as soon as they complete their course. According to current norms, they must wait until they obtain a degree to apply for the Tier-2 visa. This gave students only a small time-frame to find a job while still in the UK.
For example, students opting for higher education, such as a PG degree, had to wait for their thesis to be marked or a degree to be awarded after completing their course before they could apply for a UK working visa.
“The new rule will enable them to apply for a Tier-2 visa a few months earlier than what would otherwise have been possible,” explains a newsletter by EY-UK, one of the big 4 business consultancies.
His suggestion was that a poststudy work visa should be distinct from the Tier-2 route and should enable students to work in the UK for 12-24 months, after graduation.
Relief result of talks between UK univs, govt
However, for now, international students will have to make do with a slight relaxation in the rules. According to immigration experts, this change is the result of a prolonged dialogue between UK universities and the government. As student visas, known as Tier-4 visas, are granted for the duration of the course plus a few months, it hampered the ability of international students to look for jobs in the UK
Source : Times of India