The new UK immigration rules will come into effect on 6th April, 2012.
New rules for brightest Grads—New UK immigration rules will become effective for the brightest Grads (graduates).
A new UK Tier 1 immigration route has been introduced by the UK government for attracting graduate entrepreneurs to the UK.
Relaxations for Grads changing to UK Tier 2 visa category—The new UK immigration rules will enable employers offer sponsorship to UK grads under the UK Tier 2 visa category(from within the nation) without fulfilling the requirement of conducting a resident labor market test.
Another change in the offing includes eliminating the compulsion of having six months prior job/work for those wanting to switch to UK Tier 2 from UK Tier 1 PSW (Post Study Work) visa category.
So, new immigration rules will enable employers in the UK offer sponsorship to any current UK Tier 1 PSW workers under UK Tier 2 without any resident labor market test.
Relaxation for UK Tier 4 students undertaking full-time employment—Here is some good news for those wanting to take up full-time employment while being in the UK under UK Tier 4 leave.
New rules will enable them to begin with their UK Tier 2 employer as they await a decision on their UK Tier 2 application for extension of leave.
UK Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur—Under this UK immigration category, foreign graduates can stay in the UK for a maximum duration of two years after successful completion of their graduation study for working in a business established by them. The UK immigration department also allows them to work for an additional duration of 20 hours in any other work or employment.
The only requirement is getting endorsement by HEI (Higher Education Institution) they have recently graduated from. And a point worth notable here is that the HEI should be registered with the UK Border Agency (UKBA). Moreover, expressions of interest should be provided on the register and submitted to the UKBA not later than 4th May, 2012.
The annual quota for this has been fixed at 1,000 places to be divided between all participating HEIs on the basis of first-come-first-served.