Thursday, 24 March 2011

More on UK Student Visa Policy Changes 2011/2

Another major policy change announced this week by the UK Govt was the closure of the Post Study Work Visa .

The closure date is set for April 2012.

Other main points confirmed this week:

International Graduates from UK Universities with a recognized degree will be allowed to switch into Tier 2 Sponsored Employment and there will not be limit placed on the numbers of Graduates switching into Tier2.

only graduates that switch into Tier 2 inside the United Kingdom and before their current tier 4 Student Visa Leave Expires.

Regular Tier 2 rules will apply in terms of requirements besides for the Resident Labour Market Test.

Foreign Graduates/Students with good entrepreneurial ideas will receive more support from the UK Govt and could be allowed to stay in the UK to develop the business or idea.

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