A statement of changes to the Immigration Rules has today been laid before Parliament, setting out how the student visa system will be reformed from next month. The reforms, which affect Tier 4 of the points-based system, were announced last week. To accompany the statement of changes in the Immigration Rules bringing the first set of changes into force from 21 April 2011, UKBA have published:
- a statement of intent containing full details of the reforms;
- revised policy guidance for Tier 4 migrants from 21 April 2011; and
- revised guidance for Tier 4 sponsors from 21 April 2011.
The laying of the statement of changes was anounced in a written ministerial statement by Immigration Minister Damian Green. You can access the downloads of the statement of changes, the written ministerial statement, the statement of intent and the revised guidance by clicking here.