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UK Government confirms Right to work for Postgraduate dependents

Are you a Postgraduate student looking to take your dependents along to the United Kingdom? 

The UK government has confirmed that the dependents of Tier-4 postgraduate students who get post study work permit (PSW) from 2021 will have “full access to UK labor market and at any skill level”. The then UK government closed right to work (PSW) to drive down immigration numbers in April 2012. The British government has further provided the details of their plan for a new UK point-based immigration system to be launched next year (2021).

On successful completion of Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree, students will be able to stay for 2 years in the UK while it will be 3 years for Ph.D students. The students at postgraduate Masters or Ph.D level, studying full time for at least 9 months at a UK Higher Education Institution (HEI), will be able to bring their dependents (spouse,children). However, the dependents application should be linked to the main applicant. Dependents will have full access to the UK labor market and can work at any skill level. According to the new immigration rules (to be applicable in 2021), the UK government will also be removing the study time limit for students at postgraduate level.

You can read the statement issue by UK Government here.

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