Post-Study Work Visa

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Policy Analysis - Post Study Work Visa Policy in the United Kingdom

Post Study Work Visa Policy in the United Kingdom


This discussion will shed light on the Post Study Working Visa Policy in the United Kingdom. In order to do so, the analysis will make use of relevant government and other public documents relevant to the policy area; as well as academic materials that discuss this policy area. The discussion will focus on the purpose of the policy, the context for development of the policy, the manner in which the policy has developed and how it is being implemented. In addition, the analysis will seek to converge to ascertain whether it is (or is likely to be) successful in achieving its purpose; and what alternate approaches are available.

Main Features of the New Post Study Working Visa Policy

Since 30 June 2008, it is possible to obtain a Post Study Work visa in the United Kingdom without prior sponsor. This is the Skilled Migration visa. As its name suggests, it is a Post Study Work visa for skilled and educated employees speak English and have demonstrated their skills in their countries of origin. It is intended for doctors, university professors etc (UK Border Agency, 2013). To be eligible, it is necessary to obtain 75 points. Eligibility points are obtained based on several criteria such as age, level of education, level of English salary and previous experience in the United Kingdom if necessary. In other words, the more the individual graduate, the individual are young and fluent in English, the better the individual's chances of being selected will be great. If the individual reach the score of 75 points and the individual make financial guarantees, the individual can get the individual's Post Study Work visa without difficulty.

Description of Policy and its Purpose

To obtain a work permit under the skilled worker, the individual must first obtain a job offer and get the sponsor of a local employer. An employer who wishes to hire a foreign worker must be in possession of an administrative license very specific. The selection is then made by awarding points as for Highly skilled worker visa, and according to the same criteria: age, level of education, knowledge of English salary expectations in the United Kingdom and funds available to the candidate. The visa lasts up to 3 years plus one month (UK Border Agency, 2013a). At the end of this period, it is necessary to submit a new application for extension of visa for two years.

In the case of domestic workers (maids, nannies, private drivers and the like) rules are now being reviewed and must be changed very soon, but the individual can still apply for a visa if the individual: it works for at least 1 year with the same employer outside the United Kingdom, has between 18 and 65, come to the United Kingdom in the company of the employer, not the intention of working in the United Kingdom except as a domestic worker for the ...
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