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If you’ve come to the UK to study as a Veterinary Surgeon and want stay her and work afterwards you’re going to need a VISA. Let’ explain how:
The UK Graduate Visa, also known as the Post-Study Work Visa, is a new visa route that allows international students to stay and work in the UK for up to two years after they graduate. This visa is available to students who have completed a degree at an approved UK university or higher education provider.
The visa was introduced in 2020 to attract international students and to retain the best talent after graduation. It is available to students who have completed an undergraduate degree or above and have a valid Tier 4 or Student visa at the time of application. The visa is also available to students who have completed a PhD or other doctoral qualification.
To be eligible for the UK Graduate Visa, students must have completed their studies at an institution that is approved by the UK government. Applicants must to have a valid passport, meet the English language requirements, and be able to support themselves financially during their stay.
Once granted, the UK Graduate Visa allows students to work in any job, at any skill level, and for any employer in the UK. It is also possible to switch to other visa categories, such as the Skilled Worker Visa, during the two-year period.
In summary, the UK Graduate Visa is a new visa route that allows international students to stay and work in the UK for up to two years after they graduate from a UK university or higher education provider. It is a great opportunity for international students to gain valuable work experience and explore career opportunities in the UK.
The cost of the UK Graduate Visa, also known as the Post-Study Work Visa, depends on where you are applying from and the length of the visa that you are applying for. As of my knowledge cutoff in 2021, the following fees apply:
In addition to the visa fee, applicants may also need to pay a healthcare surcharge as part of their application. The healthcare surcharge is an additional fee that allows applicants to access the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) during their stay. The healthcare surcharge is currently set at £624 per year, so for a two-year visa, the healthcare surcharge would be £1,248.
It’s important to note that these fees are subject to change, so I
would recommend checking the UK government’s official website for the latest information and fees. Link listed below:
So if you’re planning on staying here arfter you’ve graduateed as a vet you know what you need to do. Most of the veterinary groups have grad schemes where they wiill cover your costs as part of your employment contract. Speak to us to discuss the finer details when we are arranging your new job.