Category: Immigration Tips


Legal Minute: immigration cases and the latest on Brexit

A trainee doctor who has spent more than half her life in the UK says she has received a letter giving her a week to leave the country or face deportation. From Sky News.


Oxford professor’s children refused visas to join her in UK. US family split as Home Office makes it increasingly difficult for overseas academics to work in UK universities. From The Guardian.


A PhD student carrying out pioneering research into prostate cancer is facing jail in the UK because of an administrative error on her visa application. From Independent.


The European Union is “open but not convinced” by the UK PM’s new proposals for a Brexit deal. From BBC.


Government documents submitted to the Court of Session say the prime minister will send a letter asking for an extension to article 50 – despite Mr Johnson’s repeated insistence that he will never delay Brexit. From Independent.


tier 4 to tier 2

Tier 4 to Tier 2: Stay in the UK after graduation

Switch your Tier 4 student visa to Tier 2 work visa

When you are about to finish your course, many thoughts can cloudy your mind: jobs, career and, of course, your visa. If you are studying abroad, you valuate an international experience and you should not waste any opportunity to stay in the UK and improve your professional life.

At this point, you probably went through all the pressure that university can take from someone and we congratulate your achievement. Is very important to keep this in mind when you want to pursue a career and not let anything stop your dreams from coming true.

The hardest job is to get a job!

If Tier 4 is your current visa, the next step is to receive a job offer from a company that is licensed by the Home Office to sponsor workers under Tier 2 visa. After that you are very close to stay in the UK (with your family or dependents!).

Tier 2 is a Points Based System visa and you must score points for attributes – that includes having a valid certificate of sponsorship, English language skills and funds.

The decision is usually within 8 weeks of the application date if use the standard service. After approved is possible to stay in the UK for up to 5 years.

Important: make sure your current visa is still valid before applying for the new one AND you must not travel outside of the UK until you get a decision.

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*Article originally published on WhatsOn Student Guide