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    As far as I know the completion of a post graduate degree in the UK qualifies you for a 2 year tier 1 visa irrespective of your employer.
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    Tier 1 post work study no longer exists.

    You have to pick something up on your student visa
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    (Original post by rizlaswan)
    come to think of it, is it not some sort of discrimination? companies say that one is not eligible to apply without a work permit, which puts some people at a disadvantage because of their nationality..?


    https://www.gov.uk/employer-preventing-discrimination
    The OP isn't being discriminated against on the basis of race or nationality (which would be illegal as those are protected characteristics) but their visa status. The law states that an employer can only sponsor a visa for a non EU citizen if they can't find an EU citizen to do the job. So in this case the employers actions are not just legal but legally mandated.

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    (Original post by Origami Bullets)
    The OP isn't being discriminated against on the basis of race or nationality (which would be illegal as those are protected characteristics) but their visa status. The law states that an employer can only sponsor a visa for a non EU citizen if they can't find an EU citizen to do the job. So in this case the employers actions are not just legal but legally mandated.

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    Is the law discriminating against non-EU applicants then?
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    (Original post by rizlaswan)
    Is the law discriminating against non-EU applicants then?
    Arguably, but
    a) there's very little the OP can do about it - no MP is going to support open door non EU immigration
    b) the USA has immigration policies that discriminate against non USA citizens such as UK citizens just as much
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    (Original post by Origami Bullets)
    Arguably, but
    a) there's very little the OP can do about it - no MP is going to support open door non EU immigration
    b) the USA has immigration policies that discriminate against non USA citizens such as UK citizens just as much

    I'm not sure what nationality rizlaswan is, but I'd have to agree with Origami Bullets... it isn't necessarily discrimination as the entire concept of nationality and citizenship--for better or worse--is about creating a sense of who does and does not belong; therefore, immigration policies are also discriminatory by their very nature.

    However, as an American, I would like to see the US's immigration policies become much more open to anyone of any nationality with a Masters or PhD degree... that sort of educated immigration (like Canada's) would fuel economic growth, and we certainly have the low population density to handle it.

    I would like to stay in the UK--not forever--but it doesn't seem like a plausible option.
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    I may be ok with staying forever. Love the UK :-)


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    Thanks for all of the help and thoughts, everyone. While I'm keeping my international options open (looking at some jobs in some of the BRICS), I'll most likely be returning to the States in four or five months.

    Thanks.

    (Original post by nicolew100)
    I may be ok with staying forever. Love the UK :-)


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    And I hope you do find something =)!
 
 
 
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