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Weekly UK Immigration News Round up 14 November 2010 | Immigration Matters

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Important Changes to Tier 4 Student Visa Requirements

The UK Border Agency has recently implemented a number of important changes to the Tier 4 Student Visa system, which have caused much confusion since they took effect earlier this year. Before you apply for a visa or extension of leave to remain, read this article.

Phil Woolas to launch Judicial Review

Former UK Immigration Minister Phil Woolas’ will launch a legal battle to be reinstated as an MP after being stripped of his seat by an election court for lying about an opponent.

Foreign criminals paid £1,500 to go home after serving sentence

The Daily Telegraph reports that foreign murderers, rapists and other criminals are being offered cash bribes of up to £1,500 to return home after serving their sentences. What do you think about the scheme? Common sense or a waste of money?

Students riot in London over fee increase

The BBC reports that there have been clashes between demonstrators and police in London today, as students and lecturers protest against plans to treble tuition fees and cut university funding in England.

Pakistan Cricketer Zulqarnain to seek asylum in UK

After fleeing Dubai, Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider spent nearly five hours in Heathrow airport in London reportedly to discuss plans to seek political asylum in the UK with the immigration authorities.

Romanian Gypsy rights campaigner jailed for £2.9m immigration fraud

As members of the EU Romanian and Bulgarians are allowed to come to the UK, but do not have the same rights to work as the earlier Eastern European EU accession countries such as Poland. Many start businesses or work and study on a Yellow Card Visa. Romanian and Bulgarian Students taking vocational or sandwich courses, such as NVQ in Health and Social Care, are allowed to work full time, as stated on their Yellow Cards.

UK Government to Scrap Earned Citizenship

The message is clear to those who may now qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain or ILR (permanent residency) or for British Citizenship – Apply now, while it’s on sale!

British man arrested in Australia over visa fraud

Temporary visa holders who become involved in immigration fraud can face charges with possible jail terms of up to 10 years.

Immigration cap insults NHS workers says leading Doctor

This political stunt could block much-needed specialist workers from settling in Britain when they are vital for our economy and public services, says Kailash Chand in a blog for the Guardian.

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  3. Videos and blogs posted on the internet can stay there for years, just like a book on the shelf of a bookstore.
    Rules and regulations change every month and people are always advised to check the latest updates on this site, UKBA and local embassy website before applying to come to the UK.

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  5. you need to do an update on your page, and not give unrelated videos from 2 years ago that are not relevant to todays situations, so they are very misleading. only to print from now november 2010

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