Graduate Visa

  • Purpose: A Graduate Visa Allows you to remain in the UK after completing a programme of study.
  • Permitted Activities: Enables you to work in most jobs, be self-employed, and travel abroad; however, you cannot claim benefits.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Location: You must apply for your Graduate Visa in the UK.
  • Visa Type: Currently hold a Student Visa or Tier 4 (General) student visa.
  • Qualification: Completed a degree (undergraduate or postgraduate) or another qualified programme.
  • Notification: Your education provider must inform the Home Office of your successful course completion.

Duration of Stay

  • Typically: Two years, with an extension to three years if you are applying for Graduate visa on a PhD degree.
  • Extension: Cannot extend this visa; switching to another visa type, such as a Skilled Worker visa, is advised.

Application Process

  • Timing: Apply for your Graduate Visa before your Student Visa or Tier 4 (General) student visa expires.
  • Submission: Apply online after your education provider notifies the Home Office of your course completion.
  • Decision: Expect a decision within eight weeks after submitting all required documentation.


  • Application Fee: £715.
  • Immigration Health Surcharge: Due to increase.

How We Can Assist

At MSRS, we specialize in facilitating applications for the Graduate Visa. We offer comprehensive support throughout the entire process, from verifying your eligibility to compiling documentation and submitting your application with the utmost precision. If you need any help, please feel free to contact.

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