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