Can You Start a Business on a Student Visa?

There are strict rules governing what international students can and cannot do during their period of leave in the UK. This includes rules on working. But is it possible for student visa holders to start a business in the UK? The Tier 4 visa is now closed to new applicants, and has been replaced by […]

Short Term Study Visa Rules

If you have plans to travel to the UK for study, you will need to apply for the relevant visa. There are three main immigration options for international students coming the UK: Short term study visa The short term study visa is an immigration route specifically designed for students aged 16 or over wanting to […]

UK Post Study Work Visa for Graduates

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What is the UK’s PSW visa? PSW visa stands for ‘Post-Study Work’ visa. PSW visas had been abolished by the UK government in 2012. However, the visa has effectively been re-introduced under a new name – the Graduate Immigration Route, which opens from 1 July 2021. Higher education providers in the UK have welcomed the […]

UK Post Study Work Visa Options

If you are an international student in the UK, there are a number of visa routes for you to consider that will allow you to remain in the country after you graduate.   UK post-study visa options for international graduates  Your UK post study visa options will depend on what you want to do after […]

Student Visa Application Guide

The UK continues to hold global appeal for the quality of education and academic offering. For international students looking to live and study in the UK, the Student Visa is the primary immigration route for non-UK residents looking to undertake a course of studies at either a British college or university. It has replaced the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]