Post-study Work Visa - Graduate visa


Post-study Work Visa - Graduate visa

You can apply for a Graduate visa if all of the following are true: 

  • you’re in the UK
  • your current visa is a Student visa or Tier 4 (General) student visa
  • you studied a UK bachelor’s degree, postgraduate degree or other eligible course for a minimum period of time with your Student visa or Tier 4 (General) student visa
  • you’ve successfully completed that course

A Graduate visa lasts for 2 years. If you have a PHD or other doctoral qualification, it will last for 3 years. Your visa will start from the day your application is approved.

You cannot extend your Graduate visa. However, you may be able to switch to a different visa, for example a Skilled Worker visa.

You must apply before your Student visa or Tier 4 (General) student visa expires.

You can apply as soon as your education provider (such as your university or college) has told you that you’ve successfully completed the course you took with your Student or Tier 4 (General) student visa. You do not have to wait until you’ve graduated or have been given a certificate.

As part of your application, you’ll need to prove your identity and provide your documents. Your application may take longer if you need an appointment to do this. You’ll find out if you need one when you start your application.

How we can help

As specialist UK student Immigration lawyers, our team of lawyers have wealth of knowledge and experience to provide expert immigration advice and services for all types of UK student visa applications. You want to apply for UK student visa, please Contact our expert team of student visa lawyers for professional, honest, reliable, and affordable legal advice and services. AR UK Visa specialise in all types of UK student visas. Our expert team of UK Immigration lawyers and advisers can provide legal assistance at all stages of your student visa application including entry clearance, switching into student visa from inside the UK, extension of student visa and Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) on the basis of your student visa.

You are welcome to email us your question for free immigration advice or submit an online request to book an appointment for detailed immigration advice and consultation with one of our student visa lawyers.

Your UK student immigration application is drafted, completed, and submitted online together with supporting evidence and UK visa application fee. We collate your supporting documents which we upload on UKVCAS – VFS Portal. We schedule an appointment with the UK Visa Application Centre UKVCAS – VFS for enrolment of your biometrics for processing your UK immigration visa application.

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