Post Study Work – Have Your Say

A couple of years ago, the Home Office cancelled the Post Study Work Visa scheme which allowed overseas students to work in the UK on the conclusion of their degree studies. Originally, the Scottish Executive introduced the visa scheme called Fresh Talent for Scotland which allowed the Scottish universities to compete against the universities located […]

Student Visa UK – Fast & Convenient Entry

The Border Force have launched a Registered Traveller service to enable Tier 4 Student Visa UK holders from particular countries to enter the United Kingdom quicker and with ease at specified UK/EU ports. In order to qualify for the service you must be: Over 18; and A national of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand or […]

Tier 4 Student Visa Changes – The Fall of Staying in the UK after Graduation

Immigration has been and continues to be at the forefront of the Government’s agenda. As the media continues to report heavily on asylum and refugee cases, one area of immigration that is quietly being targeted in the upcoming years are foreign nationals on Tier 4 student visa that wish to work whilst studying in the […]

Important Tier 4 UK Student Visa Changes

On July 13th 2015, the UK Government announced a number of changes to the Immigration Rules, much of which are related to Tier 4 UK Student Visa route of the Points-Based System. The government says the intended changes are aimed to ensure that the UK maintains its’ competitive edge in attracting the brightest and best […]

Tier 4 Child Student Sponsor Licence Immediate Changes

Following the explanatory memorandum to the statement of changes to the Immigration Rules presented to Parliament on 13 July 2015 (HC 297), Parliament has brought into effect from 3rd August 2015 amendments to the Immigration Rules. The Immigration Rules have now been amended to require Tier 4 Child student only be sponsored by independent schools […]

Radical Changes for Education Sector Sponsors

We are used to the Home Office publishing new Sponsor Guidance and 6 April 2015 saw yet another number of key changes to Sponsor Guidance for Tier 4 sponsors. The greatest change to affect our clients within the education sector are the measures that will bring about an end to Highly Trusted status for Education […]

Switching Talent from Tier 4 to Tier 2

At this time of the year HR, Talent Acquisition and Recruitment managers will be looking to switch their talented Tier 4 General visa holders to Tier 2. Should you have such talent that you wish to retain by switching from Tier 4 to Tier 2, we advise you act now before the prohibitive new immigration […]

NHS Surcharge for Migrants 2015

NHS Surcharge for Migrants 2015 (Updated 23/03/15) The much debated NHS health surcharge for migrants, provision of the May 2014 Immigration Act, is expected to come into effect in April 2015. Secondary legislation under the Immigration Act as regards the NHS surcharge is expected to be passed later this year. The changes, part of the […]

Working in the UK after Graduation

Working in the UK after Graduation Closure of the Tier 1 Post-Study Work (PSW) Visa – a visa category which enabled foreign students who had successfully completed their studies to stay and work in the UK for up to 2 years without the need for a Sponsor has been detrimental to the UK economy. In their latest […]

Calling all students who have been refused by UKVI

It pays dividends to resubmit your application to UKVI when they have previously refused your application for a minor reason. We were instructed by a student who was in a desperate state having had her extension application refused as UKVI were not happy with the letter from her bank. She had completed the application herself […]