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U.K Work Visa Extension by 2 Years For Overseas Students

Posted by admissify on October 23rd, 2019

Good news for all the Indian students who dream to study in the U.K but drop their plan due to less period of stay back and no post-study work opportunity. The government of United Kingdom with the objective of expanding large amount of opportunities for Indian students has increased the number of years of stay back from 6 months to 2 years.

The second most chosen country for overseas education after the USA is the United Kingdom. UK’s institutions are globally known for their quality of education. Along with education, now UK provides with the premium stay back opportunities and high paid placement. Students majorly prefer UK over any other country for their higher education as UK degree opens doors worldwide. Many international students who wish to study in the UK for their higher education also wish to stay back as well but in the year 2012, Theresa Mary scrapped the post-work visa scheme. But finally in the year 2019, the government of U.K has announced 2 years of post-study work visa from next year. Now Indian students with their talent can build their successful career in the U.K.

Sanam Arora, founder and president of the London-based National Indian Students and Alumni Union of UK (NISAU), said that Indian students would benefit from that policy the most, welcomed the announcement on the returning of post-study work visas that will be unrestricted and allow graduates to apply for jobs irrespective of their skills or subject.

Gavin Williamson, the UK education secretary, said: “The important contribution international students make to our country and universities are both cultural and economic. Their presence benefits Britain, which is why we’ve increased the period of time these students can remain in the UK after their studies”.

Students who are entering in the U.K in 2020-21, will be eligible to stay after the completion of their education in U.K for 2 years. There are many career opportunities available for students who wish to grab the opportunity of a post-study work visa after completion of their education. 

Tier 1       

Students, who are planning to develop a successful and globally recognized business plan, must apply for Tier 1. Tier 1 or Graduate Entrepreneur visa applied to all the graduates of any subject area. In order to apply for this visa, your university will need to identify you and sponsor you as having the ability to build your own organization in the U.K

Tier 2

This is one of the important visas for international students who wish to stay abroad after completion of their study program. This visa, in particular, is granted to the Bachelors, Masters and P.HD holders who graduated from a recognized British university. You must also have an impressive job offer from a licensed employer and earn at least £20,800. After 5 years of employment, Tier 2 visa holders can apply for indefinite leave I order to stay in the U.K provided you meet the salary requirement up £35,000.

Tier 4

Students who are completing their P.HD from the U.K higher education institute, then you must apply for Tier 4 as through this Tier, you will be permitted to stay in the U.K for 12 months. In this case, your institute will sponsor you. But except for certain restricted jobs such as physicians, you will have unrestrained work rights in the U.K.

Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme)

Tier 5 or youth mobility scheme is granted to only certain nationalities who are eligible to work and stay back in the U.K for 2 years. If you want to apply for youth mobility scheme, then you must

1-      You must be aged 18-30.

2-      Must have £1990 as your saving

3-      If you want to stay back in the U.K and work for 12 months.

Please note that you should apply for the visa 6 months before you are planning to travel. The fee for this visa is £244.

Tier 5 (Temporary Worker)

Students who have graduated from the U.K University and planning to take up certain internships or work experience in the U.K can apply for this visa. You can stay in the U.K for 12-24 months depending on the scheme on you can apply for this visa if you-

1-      If you are planning to gain some work experience for a short period of time.

2-      If you have a sponsor

3-      If you do not belong from the European Economic Area or Switzerland.

Please note that you should apply for the visa 3 months before you planning to begin your work experience. The fee for this visa is £244. 

For further information about the post-study work visa in the U.K and availability of jobs in the U.K, contact Admissify or download the app free. Admissify is a UK based company with multiple offices in India and having many top UK university alumni working for them in India and London. Being the market leader for admissions and accommodation in the UK makes them the favourite choice when applying to study and work in the UK.

Also See: Study Work, Post Study, Indian Students, Work Visa, Work, Visa, Uk

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