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Immigration News Weekly Round up 12 February 2012 | Immigration Matters

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Overseas students and workers can qualify for a tax refund

You could qualify for a tax refund if you are an overseas student, work permit holder, Tier 1, Yellow or Blue Card or in fact any visa type – even if you are no longer legal!

Immigration and visa fees to rise again

UK Immigration Minister Damian Green has issued a written ministerial statement outlining a proposed hike in visa and in-country application immigration fees.

Immigration fraudsters jailed

Three men from the North West London area have been jailed for their part in a conspiracy to supply fraudulent ID documents, the UK Border Agency reports.

Tier 4 student visa laws ‘harm universities’ says former Education Minister

UK universities are missing out on students from India because of the Government tightening immigration controls, a former education minister warns. Labour’s Baroness Blackstone said the country risked being in a “very unfortunate position” when it came to attracting lucrative overseas students – worth billions of pounds to UK universities.

UK Immigration crackdown on Tier 4 students sees 70% fall in applications to private colleges

City AM reports that the UK government’s policy to cut immigration is having a devastating effect on private higher education, according to a new report published last week. Prohibiting some international students, those studying at private institutions, from working part-time to support their studies in the UK must be reversed, the Centre Forum think tank argued.

What do British people think is their greatest national treasure? – A bacon sandwich!

Not the rolling green hills and a rich heritage – the humble bacon butty is what makes Britain great. Hot bacon in a sandwich with lots of ketchup and butter is what Britons love most about the nation.

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