KATHMANDU, Feb 16: Various changes in student visas to the United Kingdom will be enforced from April 6.
“It will check abuse of the student visa route and filter students in such a way that only the brightest and best can stay and work in UK,” announced Damian Green, Immigration Minister, on Monday, February 13.
Students will no longer be allowed to work in the UK for two years after completion of their graduation, unlike the current Post Study Work route.
Only those who are talented graduates will be given an opportunity to stay, given that they have a skilled job offer from a reputed employer accredited by the UK Border Agency with a salary of 20,000 Euros or more.
“In the past, too many students have come to the UK to work rather than study and this abuse must end.
With the introduction of the Graduate Entrepreneur route and the restrictions on student work, we are reforming the system to deliver immigration to benefit Britain,” added Green.