This route aims to increase the attractiveness of the UK’s offer to international students, ensuring we remain internationally competitive and increase the number of international students in higher education.
This would be open to all international students. When you have successfully completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree from a UK university, you may apply for a Graduate Visa to remain in the UK for 2 to 3 years after you graduate.
Graduates on this route will be able to work flexibly, gain work experience and develop their career. The advantages of this Graduate Visa are:
In order to be eligible for this visa, you must fulfil the following requirements:
You will need to apply online for a Graduate Visa via the Home Office website.
You will be required to attend a Biometric Appointment to have your fingerprints and photograph taken at a visa application centre.
This route provides an opportunity to switch into other Visa routes (including Skilled Worker Visa, Partner Visa, Start-up Visa etc.) thereafter if the requirements are met, so that you can progress towards Settlement and Citizenship. If you have spent nearly 10 years in the UK on various student visas, the 2 or 3 years of Graduate Visa may also count towards the 10-year Long Residence Indefinite Leave to Remain route.
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