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Immigration Minister Damian Green last week responded on YouTube to a selection of questions about immigration asked by members of the public.

Earlier this month, the Minister invited questions about the reforms that are being made to the UK’s immigration system. More than 300 questions were submitted by email and on Twitter, and the Minister has now answered a selection of questions covering a range of the issues raised.

You can now watch his answers on the Home Office’s YouTube channel, which you can access via the UKBA website ot the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MRn8SsOfuI

Comments posted on the video page include:

Dear Damien

The most easy route being abused is students enter united Kingdom on student visas and then switch easily into a spouse visa inside UK.I strongly belive if you stopped inside switching from student visa into spouse visa,then this abuse can easily be stopped.In my humble view switching inside UK would not be allow.

daidii2343 5 days ago

Thank you Mr. Green, let’s say I am a student under tier4 general and studying in A rated college, i did pay 4000 pounds tuition fee, I don’t know on what basis college suspended from A rated and closed.

What is my fault?

why don’t you have a law to refund my total fee?

why don’t you caught the owners of those colleges and put them behind the bar and get the fees refunded?

its a business here to open a bogus college, deposited fees after 6 month, college suspended, job done, profit 4000%

rlb4606 5 days ago

The question on who determines what constitutes “exceptional talent” was not answered. Which organizations determine who is an exceptional talent? It does not seem possible to apply for an exceptional talent visa without first getting an endorsement from one of these as-yet-unannounced bodies, which means that the exceptional talent route is effectively non-operational.

seanreillydotcom 6 days ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to these questions. Whatever some people think about immigration to the UK, at least now, rules are starting to look clearer than they were in the past.

gascanieto 6 days ago

There are various references to ‘cracking down’ on people who break the rules and requests for people to blow the whistle on overstayers. So the Q&A session is actually a chance to request our help in policing immigration? For instance, is it right that a question about why non highly-trusted sponsors can bring students to the UK is answered with a request that we do the job of policing abuses of the system for them?!

TheBigBadG 6 days ago

To my mind this is a wasted opportunity to engage with some genuine questions about the motivation and methods behind the recent policy changes. Mr Green starts with the ever-pernicious ‘dangerous criminals’ but then tells us that overstayers are criminals who won’t be tolerated. This is accurate but also unsympathetic. Say someone has been here 13 years illegally (just shy of the requirement to apply for ILR) but has worked and made the UK their home. Where precisely will you send them?

TheBigBadG 6 days ago

See article:

UK Border Agency launch new website

The newly revised UK Border Agency website has a better look and feel and navigation seems faster, but previously published links to specific pages of the site may no longer exist.

For instance, the link for European Workers is now:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/eucitizens/bulgaria-romania/work-permits/applying/

The link for ‘Bulgarian and Romanian nationals‘ is:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/eucitizens/bulgaria-romania/work-permits/

The UK Border Agency and Home Office website contains a vast amount of information which can be difficult to wade your way through the guidance and Immigration Rules.

The navigation section for European workers from Bulgaria and Romania also appears to have been simplified although finding specific information is still a challenge.

Confusion remains over the need for Bulgarians and Romanians applying for BR1 Yellow Cards as students to take out Comprehensive Sickness Insurance cover. 

The BR1 Form in Section 9 states:

‘If sections 4 (Students) and 5 (Self-sufficient) have been completed: evidence of ‘Comprehensive Sickness Insurance’ cover in the UK and funds to show you are economically self-sufficient, e.g. a bank statement.’

In other words, the paragraph means you need comprehensive sickness insurance only if you are applying under both ‘student’ and ‘self sufficient’ sections.

Nevertheless, student applicants are being asked to take out private medical insurance policies and are being refused if they fail to supply the correct cover.

What is the correct insurance cover?

One insurance company manager told Immigration Matters that he has been trying to get clarification on the exact requirements from the UK Border Agency for several weeks.

Active Quote offers an easy to use online quotation and application system, but also has telephone support from advisers who are on hand to answer questions.

To obtain a quotation for Comprehensive Sickness Insurance visit the Active Quote website 

See article:

 

UK Border Agency launch new website

The newly revised UK Border Agency website has a better look and feel and navigation seems faster, but previously published links to specific pages of the site may no longer exist.

For instance, the link for European Workers is now:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/eucitizens/bulgaria-romania/work-permits/applying/

The link for ‘Bulgarian and Romanian nationals‘ is:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/eucitizens/bulgaria-romania/work-permits/

The UK Border Agency and Home Office website contains a vast amount of information which can be difficult to wade your way through the guidance and Immigration Rules.

The navigation section for European workers from Bulgaria and Romania also appears to have been simplified although finding specific information is still a challenge.

Confusion remains over the need for Bulgarians and Romanians applying for BR1 Yellow Cards as students to take out Comprehensive Sickness Insurance cover. 

The BR1 Form in Section 9 states:

‘If sections 4 (Students) and 5 (Self-sufficient) have been completed: evidence of ‘Comprehensive Sickness Insurance’ cover in the UK and funds to show you are economically self-sufficient, e.g. a bank statement.’

In other words, the paragraph means you need comprehensive sickness insurance only if you are applying under both ‘student’ and ‘self sufficient’ sections.

Nevertheless, student applicants are being asked to take out private medical insurance policies and are being refused if they fail to supply the correct cover.

What is the correct insurance cover?

One insurance company manager told Immigration Matters that he has been trying to get clarification on the exact requirements from the UK Border Agency for several weeks.

Active Quote offers an easy to use online quotation and application system, but also has telephone support from advisers who are on hand to answer questions.

To obtain a quotation for Comprehensive Sickness Insurance visit the Active Quote website

See also:

Illegal immigrants allegedly ‘given UK visas for bribes’

Weekly UK Immigration News Round up 01 May 2011

Germany awaits Polish invasion as EU free movement immigration rules start 1 May

Ageing Western populations and falling birth rates – a demographic time bomb

One thousand people emigrate from Britain every day

Immigration policy ‘flawed’, says CIPD

EU migration policies are ‘mad’ says Lord Digby Jones

Free service launched to help overseas students study at UK Universities

If you need any immigration advice or are worried about the new immigration rules or need help with Sponsorship or Work Permits, Visa, ILR/Settlement, Citizenship, dependant visa or an appeal against a refusal please email:  

info@immigrationmatters.co.uk or visit www.immigrationmatters.co.uk

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3 Responses to “Immigration Minister Damian Green answers your questions on YouTube”
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  1. i have a Poland work permit employer can i go to anywhere in Europe for traveling ?

    can i buy any property or business in Poland or any EU country with my Poland work permit ?

    my wife study ( bsc nursing ) in Sweden (she is nurse ) so i want go there u have any salutation for my problem ?
    plz help me
    my name Vikas
    i m from India 24 male

  2. sibel dinc says :

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