Tuesday, July 08, 2008
2 yrs work time in UK
Indian students pursuing education in British universities can now work in the UK for two years after completing their courses, instead of one year as allowed earlier. students can seek employment for up to two years under Tier 1 of the Points-Based System (PBS).Many self-financing Indian students take up work while studying or after completing their courses to recover the costs.In 2007 almost 22000 student visas were issued across India, representing a 10 per cent increase in 2006.Tier 1 (post-study work) replaces IGS and the Fresh Talent: Working in Scotland Scheme and provides a bridge from study in the UK to highly skilled or skilled work.Under PBS, applicants need sufficient points to qualify for a visa. Points are awarded for objective criteria such as qualifications, previous earnings,age and UK experience.