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Work Permit :: New Reforms in UK

The reforms have been introduced gradually in 2011 and 2012. The last set of changes were introduced on April 6 this year. This included a change to the arrangements under which many International Students may remain in the UK and work after their studies.

Though the Tier 1 post-study work visa has been discontinued, there is a provision under Tier 2 of the points-based system whereby students who graduate from a UK university will be able to take up graduate level jobs in the UK with registered companies paying a minimum of £20,000 a year, and work for three years, with the possibility to extend this for a further three years. These jobs do not form part of the annual limit of Tier 2 visas, nor are they subject to the usual resident labour market test.

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