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Visa implications for students affected by new Coronavirus outbreak

The Student Immigration & Compliance team has received enquiries from staff and students regarding the visa implications of the Coronavirus outbreak. We have put some guidance together to help you understand your options if you are affected.


Updated on 10 February 2020 - UK Government revealed plans for new immigration route to enable international students to work in the UK for two-years post-graduation

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today unveiled plans to transform how talented international students are able build successful careers in the UK through a new immigration route which enables international students to work in the UK for two years post graduation.

Read full government news release here. Read more to find out what we know so far.

Update on 10.02.20: UKCISA published an analysis of the new Graduate Route and the likely eligibility of students and their dependants.

Update on 14.10.2019: The Home Office published further details regarding the scheme, confirming that students on a degree level (or above) course who hold a valid Tier 4 visa and graduate in the summer of 2021 will be eligible.

Update on 04.10.2019: the Home Office published a Fact Sheet with further information and a Video on their Twitter account.


Student Immigration Update - August 2019

Immigration update for students covering:

  • Work during and after studies - switching from Tier 4 to Tier 2 visa; new Start Up visa route; How many hours can you work
  • Tier 4 visa eligibility and application guide
  • Travelling in and out of the UK - landing card; e-Gate facilities; travelling near the course end date; travelling to Schengen for university business
  • Anything else