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Re: UK work visa abolished for internationals [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2011, 04:49
@manohar

That's not what the immigration solicitors or the UKBA representative who was present at the seminar said, and there were specific questions about these issues. THere is quite a lot of confusion going around so I would suggest you check with a professional before making any decision.

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Re: UK work visa abolished for internationals [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2011, 06:49
btw, "international people" in the UK does not include European people, thus they don't compete for the visas
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Re: UK work visa abolished for internationals [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2012, 22:37
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Yesterday I received an official LBS update on the UK visa, below is the data:Immigration reforms relating to non European Economic Area (EEA)/Swiss students


While the government is aiming to reduce overall numbers settling in the UK from outside the EEA/Switzerland, its reforms are supportive of graduates of UK business schools and universities. It is committed to helping the 'brightest and the best'. London Business School has been working with the government to help them understand the value of our students and we feel the immigration reforms are positive.

People coming to study in the UK can apply for a tier 4 visa: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas ... /studying/

From April 2012, the government will remove unrestricted access to the labour market for those studying in the UK. However, they have made it easier for UK employers to sponsor international students they want to hire – employers just need to have a Tier 2 licence.
Almost 25,000 employers in the UK are Tier 2 sponsors - the full list is available on the UK Border Agency (UKBA) website and updated regularly. For those employers who do not yet have a Tier 2 visa, this is relatively easy and cheap to obtain and London Business School is proactively providing guidance to recruiters on how to do this.
Previously, an employer had to advertise the role even when they had a preferred candidate. Under Tier 2 legislation, if an employer has a preferred candidate in mind, for example a London Business School graduate, they will no longer have to advertise the role more widely (previously known as the Resident Labour Market Test). This makes the process more straightforward and cheaper for recruiters.
This more streamlined process is only applicable to graduates of UK universities and business schools. When recruiting from inside the UK, there is no cap on the number of UK-based graduates a company can hire. This includes graduates of London Business School. By contrast, recruiters will have restrictions on the number of graduates they can hire from outside the UK, including other European business schools.
The London Business School Career Services team is working closely with employers to help them understand the legislation and how straightforward it is to recruit from London Business School.

Useful sources of information include the UK Council for International Student Affairs website and the UK Border Agency website.

Students with passports from the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland have the same basic rights to work in the UK as UK nationals.
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Re: UK work visa abolished for internationals [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2012, 23:59
Given below is the link to Guidelines for Tier-2 Sponsors. This is the basis on which any graduate of UK B-schools and Universities can be employed under Tier-2 from April 2012 on wards:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitec ... iew=Binary

Just check on what Sponsors need to satisfy before they can recruit immigrants for employment.
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Re: UK work visa abolished for internationals [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2012, 05:41
Nice sharing dude,Keep it up.
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Re: UK work visa abolished for internationals [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2012, 23:27
Hi,

Thanks very much for this comment. It help me to think about my ideals.

Tks again and pls keep posting.
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Re: UK work visa abolished for internationals [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2012, 12:26
based on above docs, even in milkround employer need to retain docs that show locals were not available for that role...so seems like this path is closed to non-EU grads
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Re: UK work visa abolished for internationals [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2012, 00:27
Anasthaesium wrote:
Hope you guys have read the latest international student work visa regualtions in UK, according to which post MBA job seeking window is completely removed.

What this means is, if you get a job offer before graduation, you will be one of the chosen 20,000 (the limit of internationals is capped at around 20,000 annually now). If not, you have to pack your bags and head home.

Whereas in the US, you have an OPT of a year for the MBA students and in Canada, you get a working visa for 2 years post graduation.

In the light of these new regulations, how many of you would rather not study in UK??


Do you get 2 years working visa post university in Canada? Do you have the source, I was pretty sure it was 1, just like in the US...Are we speaking specifically for post-grad, or undergrad?
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Re: UK work visa abolished for internationals [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2012, 00:51
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Re: the comment from Anaesthesum that post-MBA employment window is closed, and that even if you accept an offer, you will count against the 20,000 quota.

That isn't the case and has not been the case even when the visa regulations were tightened. The latest policy guidance note (wef June 2012) states

"56. Those seeking admission to fill a vacancy with a salary of £150,000 or above and all other
in-country applications (other than Tier 4 dependant switchers) are not affected by the
limit. Certificates of Sponsorship for these applications are known as “unrestricted” and
sponsors can assign these without first applying for permission."

So, if you are studying in the UK for an MBA and accept a job offer, then you are not counted against the cap. This comes back to the point that the only realistic route for a non-EU MBA student to work in the UK is by studying in the UK.

As always, my opinions are not legal opinions so read the latest policy guidance and make your own decision.

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Re: UK work visa abolished for internationals [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2012, 11:23
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Anasthaesium wrote:
Hope you guys have read the latest international student work visa regualtions in UK, according to which post MBA job seeking window is completely removed.

What this means is, if you get a job offer before graduation, you will be one of the chosen 20,000 (the limit of internationals is capped at around 20,000 annually now). If not, you have to pack your bags and head home.

Whereas in the US, you have an OPT of a year for the MBA students and in Canada, you get a working visa for 2 years post graduation.

In the light of these new regulations, how many of you would rather not study in UK??


Do you get 2 years working visa post university in Canada? Do you have the source, I was pretty sure it was 1, just like in the US...Are we speaking specifically for post-grad, or undergrad?


In Canada you can get a work visa for up to 3 years, but the work permit cannot exceed the length of the study program. So I would assume that a 2-year MBA program will get you a 2-year post-MBA work visa.

Google this phrase for more details:

"Studying in Canada: Work permits for students - Working after graduation"
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Re: UK work visa abolished for internationals [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2012, 15:38
There is an article in the recent The Economist issue, the author takes a critical view on the current UK immigration policy for students.
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Re: UK work visa abolished for internationals [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2012, 09:48
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There is an article in the recent The Economist issue, the author takes a critical view on the current UK immigration policy for students.


Do you have a link?
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Re: UK work visa abolished for internationals [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2012, 02:10
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Jock4MBA wrote:
There is an article in the recent The Economist issue, the author takes a critical view on the current UK immigration policy for students.


Do you have a link?


FYI:

economist-s-show-europe-s-including-uk-mba-charms-waning-142132.html
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Ducksworth wrote:
Jock4MBA wrote:
There is an article in the recent The Economist issue, the author takes a critical view on the current UK immigration policy for students.


Do you have a link?


FYI:

economist-s-show-europe-s-including-uk-mba-charms-waning-142132.html


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Re: UK work visa abolished for internationals [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2013, 01:47
The new work visa regulations didn't seem to be much of a bottleneck for Cambridge MBA students from the class that graduated recently.

Around 97% of the class had job offers in hand. A big chunk (50%) managed a career change (industry or role or geography) as well. 29% managed to change all three.

Admissions director Conrad Chua shares more insights here --> Cambridge MBA admissions & placements.
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