UK Tier 2 Graduate – Can I switch from a student visa?

Will I be allowed to switch into UK employment from a student visa upon graduating?

 
 

UK Tier 2 Graduate Visa

Q: I will be finishing my degree later this year and am currently working part-time for an employer who is interested in employing me on a permanent basis on completion of my studies. Will I be allowed to switch into UK employment from a student visa?

 

A: The UK Government has recently changed the immigration rules in order to allow graduates to switch into UK Tier 2 (General) employment. It sounds as though you are an ideal candidate for this permit.

The UK Tier 2 (General) permit is open to recent graduates with a Bachelor, Master, PhD, PGCE or PGDE from a UK recognised or listed body. You will need to have a skilled job offer from a licensedUKemployer and be paid at least £20,000 per annum or the minimum appropriate rate for the occupation. Your employer will not be required to complete a resident labour market test (advertising the position) and the job will not be subject to the annual Tier 2 limit.

Please contact our offices for more information.

JP Breytenbach
Director of Breytenbachs Immigration Consultants Limited
www.bic-immigration.com or info@bic-immigration.com

 

 
 

 
 

0 Comments

What's your opinion? Comment below to have your say. Also 'Like' New Zealand Times on Facebook

 
 

Leave a Comment

 



− 2 = three


Your email will not be shared with third parties or published with your comment.