Tier 1 (Post-study work) route will be closed on 6th April 2012

Post Study Work, PSW 04 April 2012

On 6 April 2012 the Tier 1 (Post-study work) route will be closed. If you wish to apply for permission to stay in the UK under Tier 1 (Post-study work), your application must be submitted by 5 April 2012.

Applications can be submitted by standard post, or by courier. If you post your application, the post mark must clearly show the application was submitted on or before 5 April 2012.

If you send your application by courier, it must be received by the UKBA by 17:00 on 5 April 2012.

Any application submitted on or before 5 April 2012, will be considered under the rules and guidance in force on 5 April 2012.

You must ensure that you can meet the full criteria before applying. If you have not completed your studies, or have not received confirmation that you have been awarded a qualification, you do not meet the criteria and any application for Tier 1 (Post-study work) will be refused.

From 6 April 2012, following the closure of Tier 1 (Post-study work), if you have graduated after studying in the UK, you can apply for leave to remain in the UK under other immigration routes if you meet the criteria.

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