According to the Scottish Secretary of State, London does not rule out the possibility of the introduction of new, Post-study Work Visas in Scotland. Significantly, it was previously reported that the Tier 1 Post-Study Work Visa would not be re-launched.
For those not tuned in, these visas are a way for global graduates from the British universities to stay in the nation for 12 months or a year, post graduation. By doing the same, a graduate visa holder can get some handy UK job experience, prior to going back to their home nation, or filing a petition for a further visa class, like the Tier 1 General Skilled or Work Permit, for instance, to stay put in the country for more time.
Coming back to the news report, of late, the in-office Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell, insisted that the administration did not nurse any objective of breathing life into the Tier 1 Post-Study Work Visa Plan, which was officially brought to an end in 2012.
The secretary only just grabbed attention in the media when he openly proclaimed that he was gay even as he also happens to be the lone Conservative parliamentarian in Scotland.
Conservative Administration May Mull Over Tier 1 PSW Choices
But, it's unspoken that Mr. Mundell has duly notified the concerned body that the Conservative administration is open to rational proposals. Humza Yousaff, Scottish Minister, whose parents happened to be immigrants, has reportedly been promoting the re-commencing of the visa even as he declared that the UK administration is 'all over the place.'
He referred to the observations made lately, declaring there is cross-sector and cross-party agreement in Scotland for the re-launch of a Post-study Work Visa. Right from colleges & universities through to firms and trade unions, it is widely accepted that offering the finest and the best brains, from throughout the globe, the opening to do a job in the region, post graduation, will be in the overall interest of Scotland.
Tier 1 Post-Study Work Visa Ought to be Restarted
A Post-Study Work organization, duly established by the Scottish administration, is resolute that it would be better if the Tier 1 Post Study Work Visa is reinstated even while it said the same last year.
The Smith Commission group--brought into existence to look at additional powers for Scotland in the after wake of the independence referendum--stated that the governments of the UK & Scotland require reflecting on the available options to enable Tier 4 Visa graduates to reside in Scotland, post their studies come to an end.
The Commission declared that these administrations should not ignore the option of introducing official plans to permit global higher education students—completing their graduation from Scottish further and advanced education establishments--to live in Scotland.
Re-establishing of the Tier 1 Post-Study Work Visa Preferred
Tier 1 Post-Study Work Visa had a rather good history for drawing top-notch talent to Scotland and motivating them to live in the nation. The ending of the visa severely hit global students, eager to pursue studies and afterwards do a job in Britain. Students from India were affected the most.
In the wake of the scrapping of the Tier 1 PSW Visa, British universities witnessed a 50% decrease in the figure of the students from India attending their establishments. From 2010 to 2014, the volume of new candidates into Scottish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from India headed south by an astounding 63%. At present, over 2,000 students from India are enrolled for study all over Scotland.
Allegedly, the administration of Scotland is eager to bring back the amazing success and widespread popularity of the Tier 1 Post-Study Work Visa.
Significantly, the steering group for Post-Study Work had reportedly sent across a letter to the incumbent British Immigration Minister, James Brokenshire, in the wake of the earlier announcement from Mundell that the administration had no plans whatsoever to reinstate the Tier 1 Post-Study Work Visa even while the letter asks for a reply to elucidate the matter.