Showing posts with label Student Visa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Student Visa. Show all posts

Monday, 13 September 2010

New versions of forms and guidance for points-based system applicants

Last week New versions of the following application forms were published:
  • Tier 1 (General) form
  • Tier 1 (Post-study Work) form
  • Tier 2 form
  • Tier 4 (General) form
  • Tier 4 (Child) form
  • PBS Dependant form
Click here for further details

Monday, 6 September 2010

Student immigration - New Changes before End of Year?

It seems new regulations on student visas is nearing, yet there haven't been been any major changes after Aug 12, 2010 ( To See the Recent Changes Click Here New Tier 4 English Requirements from Today), early in the year work restrictions imposed on below degree level programmes. Immigration minister Damian Green, Today reveled that his main target will be student visa cut. I predict that new regulations will be in favour of highly trusted institutions. Private educational institutions below highly trusted level will have to face difficulties in recruitmnt of non EU students if the anticipated changes introduced - Rushdy Razak

Todays Main Story
The Immigration Minister, Damian Green, is calling for "smarter" controls on entry to the UK, arguing that the number of foreign students being allowed into the country is "unsustainable"

Click here to read BBC News website readers sharing their experiences(former Students, Employees...)

Friday, 23 July 2010

Student Visa FAQ

Are you planning on studying in the UK but unsure of the visa process?
What is a CAS and do you need one when applying for a UK study visa?
What are the average expenses when studying in the UK?
What are the minimum funds you need to show when applying for your study visa?
To answer these and a number of other student visa related questions, entry clearance manager Nik Snowden at UK Border Agency (Chennai) and officers Ewan Cunningham and Mike Christie hosted a chat on July 19. For those of you who missed the chat, here's the unedited transcript.
To View the detailed chat transcript click here

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Huge rise in foreign students 'undermines Labour's immigration policy'

More than 40,000 extra foreign students were allowed into the UK from just seven countries last year casting new doubt on the effectiveness of the Government's "tough" new visa system.

Official Home Office figures show 100,000 student visas were granted in the academic year to September 2009 – an increase of almost 40,000 on the previous 12 months.
Critics say the 63 per cent jump – equivalent to filling two universities the size of Oxford – exposes the ease with which students have been able to manipulate the new points-based visa system introduced by the Government last year.
The students come from just seven countries – India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Malaysia and Nigeria.
In February, the Government was forced to suspend student visas in India, Bangladesh and Nepal amid evidence of widespread abuse of the new system and suggestions many of the students were believed to be bogus.
The figures are particularly damaging for Gordon Brown, the Prime Minister, as immigration threatens to become a key electoral issue. In the first ever televised prime ministerial debate last week, Mr Brown predicted "40,000 less students, I suspect, this year, because of our tightening of visa controls."
The new figures revealed in a parliamentary answer show that 99,932 students successfully applied for visas up until September 2009 – with huge rises in the six months after the new points system was introduced in March. In the previous academic year, 61,247 visas were granted to students from the same seven countries.
Frank Field, the former Labour minister and outspoken critic of his own party's immigration policy who obtained the figures, said last night: "You cannot get a more clear demonstration that the points system does not work unless you also set a cap.
"What is so strange is you have very intelligent people running these sections in the Home Office but they didn't see the growing numbers getting visas. I am sure many of them are bogus. If you look at the age profile it is amazing how many people aged 48 from the Indian subcontinent want to do preliminary study for a degree."
Sources have claimed that consular officials in the Indian sub-Continent were warning Home Office officials about the spike in applications at the end of last year after it became clear the new rules were open to exploitation.
Sir Andrew Green, the former diplomat who runs the anti-immigration think tank MigrationWatch, said: "This blows out of the water government claims about their points-based system being 'tough'. Most of it is students and that part has got off to a shambolic start."
He suggested the points-based system had turned the visa process into a 'box ticking' exercise that had all but eliminated face-to-face interviews from the application process. Students now knew exactly what they needed to do to gain a visa and were manipulating forms to ensure success.
Sources have told The Sunday Telegraph that consular officials were warning the Government last year of the huge spike – born out by the new figures – but that those fears were ignored until finally in February the system was suspended.
By By Robert Mendick 

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

UK Visas-Student Visa Types

Child student 
You can apply as a child student if you are between 4 and 17 years old. If you are between 4 and 15 years old, you must be coming to the UK to be educated at an independent fee-paying school.
Child visitor
You can apply as a child visitor if you are 17 years old or under and you want to come to the UK to do a course of study for up to six months. You will not be able to switch and apply for a child student visa while you are in the UK as a child visitor. If you want to apply for a child student visa, you must apply from the country you live in.
Adult student
You can apply as an adult student if you are coming to the UKfor your post-16 education.
Student visitor
You can apply as a student visitor if you are 18 years old or over, you want to come to the UK to do a course for up to six months, and you do not want to work while you are here. You will not be able to switch and apply for an adult student visa while you are in the UK as a student visitor. If you want to apply for an adult student visa, you must apply from the country you live in.
Prospective student
You can apply as a prospective student if you want to come to the UK to help you decide which course to study or if you plan to start a course of study within six months. You will be able to switch and apply for an adult or child student visa while you are in the UK.

To find out about applying for a student visitor, child visitor or prospective student visa, please visit the UK Border Agency (UKBA) website

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