Graduate Route

Use this online service to apply for permission from inside the UK for the Graduate route.

Before you apply

Before you start your application, read the guidance on:

How long it takes you to complete the application will depend on your particular situation. You will be able to save your application and come back to it another time if you need to.

If you are inactive for 25 minutes you will be automatically logged out.

How to apply

To apply to the Graduate route you need to:

Find more information on the requirements for a Graduate.

You must apply online for the Graduate route.

If you are applying as a dependant, you must have already been granted permission as a dependant. You must submit your application after the main applicant applies or before your current permission as a dependant expires.

Healthcare surcharge

You will also have to pay a healthcare surcharge (called the ‘immigration health surcharge’ or IHS) in addition to your application fee.

The exact amount you have to pay will depend on the length of leave you are granted. Check how much you will have to pay before you apply.

Biometric information

As part of the application process, you may be required to apply for a biometric immigration document, commonly known as a biometric residence permit (BRP).

After you apply

If you need to change something in your application after you have sent it, contact UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

You can ask to withdraw your application by contacting UKVI. Your fee will only be refunded if UKVI has not started processing your application.

If your application is successful, you’ll get either:

How we use your data

The Home Office will use the personal information you provide to decide whether to grant your application. We may also share your information with other public and private sector organisations in the UK and overseas. For more detail please see the Privacy Notice for the Border, Immigration and Citizenship system. This also sets out your rights under the Data Protection Act 2018 and explains how you can access your personal information and complain if you have concerns about how we are using it.

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