A common enquiry I receive is from international students who want to remain in the UK after the end of their studies. This used to be simply a case of applying for a Tier 1 (Post Study Work) visa but that route was closed in 2012 and now finding an appropriate visa is less straightforward.
There are several options open to graduating students but the most appropriate route will depend on their individual circumstances and long term plans. Another factor that needs to be considered is the student's current visa and where they are studying as numerous changes have been introduced that impact upon students at private colleges.
Last year we produced a factsheet and podcast on the possible options available but since then there have been further changes, particularly affecting potential entrepreneurs and students from further education colleges. As a result I am pleased to announce that on 1 December 2015 at 3.30pm I will be offering a free google hangout webinar for any international students who want to know more about their visa options.
The webinar will cover:
- Who can switch from a student visa from inside the UK;
- The most common options for students after their studies;
- Factors that students need to consider; and
- Top tips for a successful application
There will also be an opportunity to ask questions about the immigration requirements using the Q&A function during the seminar. Questions can also be submitted in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org