It was noted that numerous petitions have been registered in contradiction to the new UK law that stops the conversion to work visas from student visas for international students in the UK. This rule, which has already been implemented from 17 July 2023 and has impacted the lives of many international students, including those from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and many other countries who had yearned to make a good living in the UK by attaining a work visa while pursuing their courses.
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The Petition’s Progress
Presently, the petition has received over 11,000 signatures, and the last date to sign is 20 January 2024. Please keep in mind that if the number of signatures reaches 100,000, the topic will be placed before the UK Parliament for debate, possibly leading to the withdrawal of the strict rigorous rule.
The Petition’s Demands
The petition in question mainly stresses that international students presently registered in UK universities and colleges be excused from the new law. It also demands the Government of UK to apply the law only to international students starting their degree courses from January 2024. The petition contends that the new immigration law disrupts natural justice and should not be applied with immediate effect.
The New Law’s Impact
Please keep in mind that under the new UK Immigration law, those international students on student visas need to go back to their home countries after completing their degree courses in the United Kingdom. This new UK law was announced in reply to an upsurge in events involving the switching of student visas to work visas, causing a sharp growth in UK immigration.
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