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The UK Short-term work visas are a part of the Tier 5 visas and come under the UK’s Point-based system.
The UK Short-term work visas are also known as ‘Temporary Workers Visas’
The visas under this category are listed below:
- UK Charity Worker visa.
- UK Creative Worker visa.
- UK Government Authorized Exchange visa.
- UK International Agreement visa.
- UK Religious Worker visa.
- UK Seasonal Work visa.
- UK Youth Mobility Scheme visa.
- UK Graduate visa.
UK Graduate visa – Overview
For individuals who are already in the UK on a UK Student visa, can further apply for a UK Graduate visa. This post-study work visa allows the applicant to stay in the UK for at least 2 years after successfully completing a study course in the UK.
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|The eligibility criteria for a UK Graduate visa are listed below:
- The applicant has to be in the UK.
- The applicant is currently on a UK Student visa or UK Tier 4 (General) Student visa.
- The applicant has studied a UK Bachelor’s Degree, Post Graduate Degree, or another eligible course on their UK Student visa or UK Tier 4 (General) Student visa.
- The applicant’s education provider (for example, a university or college) has informed the UK Home Office about their successful course completion.
|The documents required to apply for a UK Graduate visa are listed below:
- A valid passport or another travel document that proves the identity and nationality of the applicant.
- Biometric residence permit (BRP), if the applicant was given one when they applied for a UK Student visa or a UK Tier 4 (General) Student visa.
- Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) reference number from when the applicant applied for their UK Student visa or UK Tier 4 (General) Student visa.
Applying for a UK Graduate visa
- The applicant must apply before their UK Student visa or UK Tier 4 (General) Student visa expires.
- The applicant must make sure that their education provider (for example, a university or college) has notified the UK Home Office that they have successfully completed the course, for which the applicant was granted a UK Student or a UK Tier 4 (General) Student visa.
- The applicant does not have to wait until they have graduated or have been given a certificate.
Permitted and not permitted activities in the UK on a UK Graduate visa
The applicant is permitted to:
- Work in most jobs.
- Look for work.
- Be self-employed.
- Live in the UK with their partner and children, if they’re eligible.
- Travel abroad and return to the UK.
- Do voluntary work.
The applicant is not permitted to:
- Apply for most benefits (public funds), or the State Pension.
- Work as a professional sportsperson.
Studying with a UK Graduate visa – the applicant can only study with a UK Graduate visa if their chosen course is not eligible for a UK Student visa.
Bringing a partner and a child to the UK on a UK Graduate visa
Yes, a partner and children (under 18 years) can join the main applicant to the UK on a UK Graduate visa. They can join as dependents on a ‘UK Dependent visa’. If the applicant’s partner and children are already in the UK on a UK Student Dependent visa, they can apply for Leave to Remain in the UK as Dependents of UK Graduate visa holders.
- The application for a UK Dependent visa will have to be submitted separately.
- If their application is successful, their visa will end on the same date as the main applicants.
A dependant partner or child is any of the following:
- Husband, wife, civil partner, or an unmarried partner.
- Children under 18 years – including if they were born in the UK during the main applicant’s stay.
- Children over 18 years if they’re currently in the UK as the main applicant’s dependant.
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