UK Graduate Visa

UK Graduate Visa

Your Future with Nexus Law Firm: Graduate Visa Experts

Embarking on a post-graduate journey in the UK? Nexus Law Firm stands as your reliable partner, specializing in the intricacies of the Graduate visa category. Our seasoned immigration attorneys facilitate a seamless process for recent graduates, ensuring a smooth transition to a two or three-year stay in the UK. From confirming eligibility to meticulously managing the online application, our experts provide comprehensive support. We go beyond merely securing your Graduate visa; Nexus Law Firm offers insights into alternative visa options, such as the Skilled Worker visa, demonstrating our commitment to your long-term success. Trust in Nexus Law Firm’s expertise to guide you through this pivotal phase, unlocking a world of opportunities in the vibrant landscape of the United Kingdom.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Currently residing in the UK
  • Holder of a Student visa or Tier 4 (General) student visa
  • Completion of a UK bachelor’s, postgraduate degree, or eligible course
  • Confirmation of successful course completion by the education provider


  • Two-year (or three-year for PhD holders) stay in the UK
  • Permission to work in most jobs, seek employment, or be self-employed
  • Opportunity for family members to apply and stay
  • Flexibility for voluntary work and travel abroad

Knowledge of English

  • English language proficiency required
  • Evidence of meeting language requirements during the application

Duration of Stay

  • Two years for most qualifications
  • Three years for PhD or other doctoral qualifications

Route to the Settlement

  • Graduate visa cannot be extended
  • Option to switch to alternative visas, such as the Skilled Worker visa

Processing Time

  • Decision usually within 8 weeks
  • Applicants can stay in the UK during the decision period

How does Nexus Law firm cater to your legal needs?

Nexus Law Firm is your dedicated partner in navigating the complexities of the UK immigration system, specifically specializing in the Graduate visa category. Our expert immigration attorneys understand the nuances of the application process, ensuring a seamless experience for our clients. Whether you are a recent graduate with a UK bachelor’s or postgraduate degree or hold another eligible qualification, our firm is equipped to guide you through the application journey. From verifying your eligibility and compiling necessary documents to submitting a thorough online application, Nexus Law Firm is committed to securing your two-year (or three-year for PHD holders) stay in the UK. Our comprehensive services extend to advising on alternative visa options, such as the Skilled Worker visa, if needed. Trust Nexus Law Firm to provide expert counsel, personalized assistance, and peace of mind as you embark on this important chapter of your immigration journey.


01. Can I apply for a Graduate visa if I'm not currently in the UK?

No, you must be in the UK when applying for the Graduate visa.

02.What types of visas are eligible for a Graduate visa application?

You need to have a Student visa or Tier 4 (General) student visa.

03. Is there a minimum duration for which I should have studied in the UK to be eligible for the Graduate visa?

Yes, you must have studied a UK bachelor’s degree, postgraduate degree, or other eligible course for a minimum period with your current visa.

04. Can I extend my Graduate visa after the initial period of two or three years?

No, the Graduate visa cannot be extended, but you may explore other visa options like the Skilled Worker visa.

05. When should I apply for the Graduate visa?

It’s recommended to apply before your current Student visa or Tier 4 student visa expires.

06. Do I need to wait until I graduate to apply for the Graduate visa?

No, you can apply after your education provider notifies the Home Office of your successful course completion.

07. Can my partner and children apply to stay with me in the UK under the Graduate visa?

Yes, your partner and children can apply if they meet the eligibility criteria.

08. How long does the Graduate visa last?

It lasts for two years for most qualifications and three years for those with a PHD or other doctoral qualification.

09. Can I travel abroad during my Graduate visa period?

Yes, you can travel abroad and return to the UK while holding a Graduate visa.

10. What happens if I work in public sector healthcare?

If you work in health or adult social care, you may be eligible for the Health and Care Worker visa, which has specific benefits and cost considerations.

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