Changes to the UK Student Visa Route
On 23 May 2023, the UK Government announced changes to the student visa route which will be effective from January 2024.
What are the changes to the UK Student Visa Route?
Effective from January 2024, the following three changes will be made to the UK Student Visa Route:
Dependents: Starting January 2024, international students will no longer have the freedom to bring their dependents to the UK, except for those enrolled in research programs.
Switching to work visas: Individuals currently holding a UK student visa will no longer be eligible to switch to work-related visas, such as the skilled worker visa, within the UK unless they have successfully completed their course.
Financial requirements: The financial requirements for maintaining a student visa and supporting dependents will undergo a review. Specific details regarding the revised financial thresholds are yet to be announced.