can i get a work permit after my course is over?

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Edwin  Selvaraj

Edwin Selvaraj

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Country Expert : UK

 

 

Yes, ofcourse. One of the major factors of studying abroad is getting good job opportunitities and for that you would definitely require a work-visa post completion of your course. While each country has a different policy for work permits, here is a list of the top countries that give easy work permits after study

 

Canada

Permit Duration

* Less than 8 months: not eligible for a work permit

* More than 8 months, but less than 2 years: a work permit equivalent to the duration of your course time is issued.

* The permit is valid for up to 3 years and more in other cases.

 

Australia

Permit Duration

Students with a bachelor’s degree: 2 years

Students with a master’s degree coursework: 2 years

Students with a master’s by research degree: 3 years

Students with a doctoral degree (PhD): 4 years

 

United States of America

Permit Duration

* 1 year after completion of your course

* Up to 3 years for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) graduates with a 24-month special extension following the first year

* With an H1B visa, students can work in the USA for up to 3 years, which can further be extended to 6 years.

 

Let me know if this helped and if you need any other information from my end.


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Darak Sarita

Darak Sarita

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Gaining a work permit after your studies is an excellent way to extend your international experience and deepen your professional expertise. Many countries offer options to transition from a student visa to a work permit, aiming to retain talented graduates. The availability and conditions of such permits depend largely on the country and sometimes the specific qualifications or field of study. 

For instance, in the UK, the Graduate Route visa allows students who have completed an eligible course to stay and work, or look for work, at any skill level for two years, or three years if they've completed a PhD. Similarly, Australia's Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) permits recent graduates to live, study, and work in Australia temporarily after they have finished their studies. 

It's important to check the local immigration policies as early as possible during your course. Look into whether your institution offers any workshops or counseling on post-study work rights. Applying for a work permit can often involve gathering substantial documentation and sometimes meeting specific criteria such as language proficiency or employment offers. Therefore, timely preparation and understanding your options thoroughly are crucial for leveraging your international qualification into a rewarding career overseas. 

 

 

 


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