Graduate Visa

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Graduate Visa

If you have successfully completed a course in the UK whilst resident on a Student visa, you may be eligible to apply for a Graduate Visa.

You must be in the UK to apply, and if successful a Graduate visa will give you permission to stay in the UK for at least 2 years depending on the qualification you have achieved.

What are the requirements?

Requirements for a Graduate Visa, you must:

  • Be in the UK.
  • Currently have a Student Visa.
  • Have studied a UK Bachelor’s degree, postgraduate degree or other eligible course for a minimum period of time with your Student Visa.

Your college or university must have told the Home Office you have successfully completed your course. Additionally, you do not need to be sponsored by an employer.

Graduate Visa
Graduate Visa

What are you allowed to do with a Graduate visa?

  • Look for work.
  • Work in most categories of jobs.
  • Be self-employed.
  • Do voluntary work.
  • Continue living in the UK with your partner and children depending on their eligibility.
  • Travel abroad and return to the UK.
  • Study – Provided your chosen course is not eligible for a Student Visa.

What are you NOT allowed to do with a Graduate Visa?

  • Extend your Graduate Visa – You may be able to switch to a different visa before it expires, for example, to the Skilled Worker Visa.
  • Apply for public funds/benefits.
  • Work as a professional sportsperson.

To apply, you must complete the online application form prior to your Student Visa expiring.

Your partner or children will need to apply separately. You will also be liable to pay the Graduate Visa application fee and the Immigration Health Surcharge.

Why choose us?

Applying for a Graduate Visa is a good transitional option between a Student Visa and Skilled Worker visa.

Especially if you have been unable to secure a Sponsor to apply for a Skilled Worker visa. For peace of mind, we can help you with your Graduate Visa application by:

  • Guiding you the Graduate Visa process from start to finish.
  • Explaining the Graduate Visa requirements.
  • Advising you on the evidence required to meet the Graduate Visa requirements.
  • Assisting you with preparing and submitting your Graduate Visa application form.
  • Writing a letter explaining how you satisfy the Graduate Visa requirements.
  • Liaising with the Home Office until a decision is made.
Graduate Visa