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Any international students here who have done the LPC then gone on to do a training contract? I'm wondering what the visa process is like after doing the LPC and then getting sponored by a law firm?
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The salary amount for getting a work visa is 20,000 , I suppose. So, if you already earn that you can apply for a work visa which is a tier-2 visa or else you'll be on a tier-4 visa. This is what I think , I'm not exactly sure , I could be wrong.
Looking up on UKVIs site would be a better idea
It will be difficult.
Most firms who can sponsor a visa recruit 2-3 years in advance. So by the time you get around to applying, firms will be recruiting for their 2021 intakes.
This means you will have a gap between your student visa and the work visa. This creates two problems - 1) you then become part of a national quota which has been exceeded for the past 5 months 2) firms will have to do a resident labour market test. Both of these factors making getting a work permit much more difficult then if you were being transferred directly from your student visa.
It is possible but will be very very difficult.