UK plans to ease Work Visa Rules for International Students


Here is a good news for international students studying in UK. The UK government has decided to ease rules for international students, giving them more flexibility in switching over to work visas. The new immigration rules are set to be introduced on 11th of January.

As per the new immigration rules, international students can switch over to work visa as soon as they complete their graduation. They will not have to wait for a degree to be awarded, the Times of India reported.

Many students holding a student visa (Tier-4 Visa) were unable to switch over to work visa (Tier-2 Visa) as they had to wait to obtain a degree to apply for the Tier-2 Visa even after completing their course. This gave them a very small time period to find a job in the UK.

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, has suggested “post-study work visas” in his blueprint paper – ‘Immigration, a future approach’ in which would allow students to work in the UK for 12-24 months after graduation.

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