Post Study Work Visa in the UK

Post Study Work Visa UK To Be Reinstated International students in the UK are to be allowed to stay and work for up to two years after they graduate, under a proposed change to the UK immigration rules welcomed by UK universities and industry alike. The Home Office announcement yesterday comes as the Government attempts […]

Graduate Entrepreneur Visa: Guidance for Applicants

The Graduate Entrepreneur visa is closing to new applications on 6th July 2019. The visa is being replaced by Start-Up route. If you unsure about which visa you should apply for, contact our specialists.  If you are an international student with a viable idea for a business, you may be eligible to set up your enterprise here in the […]

Staying in the UK after Study

To extend your stay in the UK, you’ll need to make sure you have applied to the Home Office for permission to remain before your Tier 4 visa expires or if you wish to return to work in the UK, explore your options to return. There are a number of options and schemes you could […]

UK Registered Traveller Service expanded to 16 new countries

The Home Office has announced the expansion of its Registered Traveller Service to include 16 additional countries.  Membership will now be open to passengers from: Argentina Belize Brazil Brunei Chile Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Israel Malaysia Mexico Nicaragua Panama Paraguay Uruguay  The changes take effect Monday 21 November 2016. According to Home Secretary […]

Hiring International Students – Additional Document Checks

As well as the usual Right to Work checks that all employers should perform when hiring staff, there are additional document checks specifically relevant when hiring international students holding Tier 4 (Student) Visas. Employers must carry out prescribed document checks in order to avail themselves of the ‘statutory excuse’ and avoid the possibility of a civil penalty for illegal employment […]

Tier 2 Visa Reforms: Update for Employers

On 24 March 2016, in a written parliamentary statement, the Immigration Minister, James Brokenshire, announced a number of imminent Tier 2 visa reforms, aimed at restricting the number of Tier 2 visas that are granted. “For too long we have had a shortage of workers in certain roles, and in the past, it has been […]

UKBA 28 days grace period

UKBA 28 days grace period* *Important notice: This post was pubished prior to a change in immigration rules in November 2016 which removed the 28 day grace period for UK visa applications. Under the current rules (as at March 2018), where the Secretary of State considers there is a ‘good reason’ which was out of […]

Working in the UK after Graduation

Working in the UK after Graduation Closure of the Tier 1 Post-Study Work (PSW) Visa – a visa category which enabled foreign students who had successfully completed their studies to stay and work in the UK for up to 2 years without the need for a Sponsor has been detrimental to the UK economy. In their latest […]

Bucks New University’s visa licence suspended

Bucks New University’s visa licence suspended The Home Office have issued new Guidance, following the recent suspicion on 9 March 2015 of the sponsor licence held by Buckinghamshire New University, because its application to renew their Highly Trusted Sponsor (“HTS”) status was refused. It seems the Home Office are continuing to adopt the ‘big stick’ […]

Interview for Tier 4 Student Visa UK

Below is a copy of a letter sent by UKVI regarding an Interview for Tier 4 Student Visa UK. “As you will be aware, we introduced a credibility assessment for Tier 4 applicants in the UK Autumn 2013. Since then we have been expanding the number of locations at which we can hold interviews across the […]