An amend in the student visa policy will now allow international students to apply for a 2-year visa extension after they have completed their studies. This will enable international students to settle in the UK and start a new life. The policy will come into effect in 2021.
The New Visa Policy Is Foreign Students Friendly
For a long time, the UK has been the preferred study destination of many international students. The change in the new policy will allow them greater relaxation and ease to start a new life in the UK. While commenting on the new visa policy, the Prime Minister of Britain, Boris Johnson said” the foreign students have played a major role in the development of our great country. Without them, so many scientific and nonscientific achievements would not have been possible. That why we’re making these amends to welcome more bright students into the country. “
The New Policy Will Come Into Effect On 2021
Sajid Javid, the chancellor of the United Kingdom, welcomed the new policy by saying it presented a tremendously welcoming image of the UK. The new policy will come into effect in 2021 and is a reversal of an old policy introduced by in 2012 according to which foreign students who had completed their education would have to leave the country immediately after four months in case of failing to secure a proper job.
Furthermore, there will be no restriction on the number of students who can apply for study visa at graduate level or above and will be issued to students attending institutes which regularly comply with immigration policy.
The New Immigration Policy May Pave Way For Mass Migration
on the one hand, where people are welcoming the policy change, some are strongly opposed to it as this may cause an influx of immigrants into the country thereby increasing job or housing competition in the UK and putting future of local citizens at risk.