Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

Home Office written question – answered on 25th June 2020.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government when the proposal for a two-year graduate work visa for international students will take effect.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how long international students in the academic year 2020–21 will have to be physically present in the UK to qualify for the two-year graduate work visa.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

The Graduate route will be introduced in the summer of 2021. To give assurance to those who begin their course overseas this year, the Government published guidance for international students on 16 June confirming that those who enter the UK to complete their course before 6 April 2021 will be eligible for the route if they meet the requirements.

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