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Post Study Visa to return!

There will apparently be a new UK post-study work visa for Tier 4 visa international students graduating from British universities. It will be available for two years from 2020, the government has announced.

Under current UK immigration rules, international students graduating from UK universities with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, can only remain in the country for four months to look for work.

Extending the validity of the post-study work visa will give international graduates a greater chance of securing long-term employment once they have completed their studies.

Under the new terms of the visa, there would be no cap on the number granted and international graduates can apply for jobs irrespective of their skills or the subject they studied.

The government hopes that by reinstating the two-year validity period of the post-study work visa, it will help UK organizations to recruit top talent in areas such as maths, engineering and technology.

If you require any more information about his please contact the Immigration team on 0203 818 5433 or email: immigration@mooreblatch.com


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