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Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

Volume 490: debated on Thursday 26 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether international graduates will continue to be able to apply to stay in the UK for up to two years after graduation under post-study work arrangements for the academic year 2009-10. (265955)

[holding answer 23 March 2009]: The Immigration Rules currently provide for those qualifying in the Tier 1 (Post Study) category to be granted leave to enter or remain for up to a maximum period of two years. This will continue to be the case when the Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules laid before Parliament on 9 March come into force on 31 March.