28 June 2023
Time to apply for your Graduate Visa
Once you have proof that your course has finished (all your assessments have been handed in, and all exams are completed) you can apply for a Graduate Visa.
A certificate is not needed, only written proof from the university or college to say you have finished.
A Graduate Visa allows you to live and work in the UK for two more years; three years if you have a PhD.
Can I get Indefinite Leave to Remain with a Graduate Visa?
It does not lead to Indefinite Leave to Remain. The Graduate Visa is a popular choice for those who wish to remain in the UK after completing their studies, but who may not have secured a job offer that leads to a Skilled Worker Visa.
However, this visa can be used to look for a job offer from a company that holds a valid Sponsor Licence.
Am I eligible to apply for a Graduate Visa?
All of the following must apply to you:
- You are in the UK
- You currently hold a Tier 4/ Student Visa
- You studied at a university or college completing an undergraduate, postgraduate or PhD
- Your place of education has informed the Home Office that you have finished your studies
What can I do on a Graduate Visa?
The Graduate Visa has fewer restrictions than the Student Visa. The main change is that your working hours are not restricted.
- Look and apply for jobs
- Work as a self-employed person
- Keep your dependants in the UK
- Travel in and out of the UK
How can I apply for a Graduate Visa?
Woodcock Law are UK immigration and visa experts, so we can help you apply for your Graduate Visa. We make the process efficient and worry-free. We will ensure you meet all the requirements for a Graduate Visa before you apply, ensuring the best possible chance of a successful visa application.
You can find more out about how to apply for a Graduate Visa on the Government’s website.
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