Visa Crunch

The UK offered relaxation on post-study work visa rules for distant learners.

To be eligible for a post-study work visa, International students will only need to be in the country by April if their course is finishing this academic year.

According to the concession announced by the Home Office in consideration of Pandemic, remotely studying international students will be eligible for a post-study work visa for two years as long as their course finishes in the current academic year.

The public authority had an earlier pre-conditioned student, studying by distance or blended learning due to Covid-19 crisis, would be eligible for the new graduate route if they are in the UK by April 6, 2021, and complete the last semester of their course in the UK. It also applies to students who began courses before January 2021 and will finish them in summer 2021.

However, Students studying in courses, which are not due to finish in 2010 and last more than a year are also eligible for the post-study work visa, as stated by the Home office’s new guidelines. Even in cases where students studied part or all of the 2020-21 academic year remotely because of the pandemic. 

Not only that, if students beginning a yearlong master’s degree current month likewise be eligible to apply for the graduate route given, they are in the UK by 27 September 2021 and complete the last semester of their studies in the UK.

Under guidance for England’s most recent COVID-19 lockdown, observing the return of students studying medicine and health-related subjects, education, and social work this week, the arrival of more students to campuses, was pushed to mid-February.

Vivienne Stern, director of Universities UK International, said that the concession was reported after work by the UK and that she was “truly grateful to the Home Office for their adaptability and responsiveness.”

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