UK Tier 1 Highly Skilled Post Study Work Visa

Please note that the Tier 1 Post Study Worker Visa no longer exists. This information on this page is purely for historical purpose. If you have obtained a qualification to at least degree level in the UK and hold a Tier 4 visa then you should look at switching to a Tier 2 Work Permit.

The Tier 1 Post Study Work Visa is a sub-category of the Tier 1 Highly Skilled Visa, and replaced the International Graduates Scheme (IGS) on 30 June 2008.

If your application is urgent and you will be applying in the UK then we can offer Same Day Visa Processing at the Croydon PEO. Contact us for further information.

The Tier 1 Post Study Visa allows those who have graduated from a UK educational institution with at least a Bachelor degree level qualification (or an HND if from a Scottish educational institution) to live and work in the UK for up to 2 years.

While this Tier 1 sub-category will not qualify towards permanent residence, it would be expected that you would be able to qualify for the Tier 1 HSMP Visa or obtain a job offer and qualify for Tier 2 by the time your Tier 1 Post Study Visa is due to expire.

Find out if you qualify using our Tier 1 Post Study Visa Points Calculator.

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