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 look at, depending on whether you want to find a job, start a business or make investments here.
The problem is, the Home Office website and the visa options aren’t always clear and refusal rates for points-based visas are high.
So it’s important to consider all of the options available to you, and if you do make an application, ensure that you meet all the eligibility criteria, have the correct documentation and follow the correct process.
What are your options?
Tier 1 Entrepreneur
This visa route is extremely popular and an excellent way to gain settlement and put your business idea into action. Why not join forces with another skilled student and apply together?
Also – are you aware that you can invest into an existing business? This would give you the freedom to remain the UK and be eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain.
Tier 1 Investor Visa
Many students are by-passing Tier 4 and instead opting for a Tier 1 visa, which allows you to study and gain a British passport when you have completed 5 years in the UK.
The Investor visa allows you to switch from Tier 4 and remain. We’ll discuss the three different levels of investment.
Tier 2 visa
There’s no shortage of employers who are happy to sponsor graduates.
Our webinar will focus on how to check which employers have a sponsor licence, give top tips for the best way to approach them to gain sponsorship and how to prepare your documentation.
Exceptional Talent visa, Tech Nation visa scheme & Research and Innovation Talent visa
The Home Office is keen to attract skills and innovation – and these visa schemes were designed with your skills in mind.
Long-term relationship basis
You may have met your partner whilst studying – we’ll discuss long-term partner rules, civil partnerships and how these applications are processed.