Int’l Students in UK Can Now Switch to Skilled Workers Visa During Studies


Samarpita Goswami
Updated on Dec 29, 2022 12:02 PM IST

International students can now easily switch their visa status to a skilled worker visa if they manage to secure a job offer in UK. They will not be required to complete their degree before applying.

Int’l Students in UK Can Now Switch to Skilled Workers Visa During Studies

International students in the UK  can now change their student visa status to work visa status even before they complete their graduation from the university. The news came at a time when there were growing speculations about UK student visas that may get difficult to get approvals for in 2023.

The UK government is taking steps to reduce hurdles for those students who wish to stay back in the country and get into the workforce. Earlier, students were required to get a degree even if they had valuable skills and experience. It was an unnecessary barrier that they faced.

According to the new rule, students who will be able to secure a job from an employer approved by the UK’s Home Office can switch their visas immediately. International students will prefer this route as it is cheaper and faster to get full-time employment in the UK.

Also Read: Sharp Rise Witnessed in Student Visa Applications for US, UK, Canada, and Australia

The change in the regulations will prove flexible for international students who will receive more opportunities. It is also a positive step in the direction of welcoming and retaining highly skilled workers in the UK. 

The scraping of the degree requirement for a work visa is in alignment with the UK government’s goal to attract the best and brightest talents in UK. 

Additionally, Skilled Worker Visa will now be more accessible to a wider range of individuals who will be able to contribute to the economy with their skills and experience. To spearhead growth and innovation in the country, it is important that the UK government supports international talents.

Also Read: How To Avoid UK Visa Delays? Check This Advice Given By The UK High Commissioner

The change will bring a positive impact on the society and economy of the country.

British Office for National Statistics (ONS) published data showing that the net migration rose to a record high of 504,000 in the UK. Students form a large part of this migration. Therefore, Rishi Sunak’s government is about to take strong measures in this regard.

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Source: Livemint

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