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 […]

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 […]

Highly Skilled Students

The Chancellor George Osborne has thankfully intervened to quash plans to force overseas students to return home after the expiry of their student visas. Home Secretary Theresa May originally gave her backing to the proposal which she believed would help prevent students abusing the system by staying the country illegally after their studies. Whether students […]

Tier 4 Student Appeal Update

Tier 4 Student Appeal Update They say there are only two certainties in life; taxes and death. We’d like to add two more; that statement of changes in immigration rules happen twice a year, May and October. Think of it as the Easter and Christmas of immigration but not much like either! Unless, one really […]

International Student Arrival Guide

International Student Arrival Guide Below are 10 Top Tips from Phil Duffy, the Chief Operating Officer at the Immigration Border Force. Phil wrote to us about students arriving in the UK and what they can do to ensure they pass through border control without any problems. As we continue to improve our service and the […]