If your student visa’s expiry is near, but you wish to stay in the UK, you could apply for a Graduate visa. However, your success relies on various factors.
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Graduate visa holders can remain in the UK for an extra two years after completing their course. One can even stay in the UK for three years on a graduate visa if they have a Ph.D.
Needless to say, graduate visa applicants are required to fulfill all the requirements at the time of applying. The applicant must be in the UK on a Student visa and have completed a UK bachelor’s degree, postgraduate degree, or any other eligible program. An application is granted after the applicant’s education provider informs the Home Office about the successful completion of their course to qualify for the visa.
Sometimes, students’ universities could delay confirming that they have completed their course successfully. If you are stuck in such a situation and your visa is about to expire, you should get in touch with your university and take measures to ensure you can submit your application seamlessly.
You cannot submit a Graduate visa application from another country. Keeping this in mind, make sure to discuss your next steps with your education provider to fulfill the requirements before your visa expires.
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