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Immigration News Weekly Round up 01 April 2012 | Immigration Matters

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How does your country compare with the UK on the global pay scale?

The UK may be slipping down the world league table of the world’s richest countries, having recently been overtaken by Brazil, but when measured in terms of GDP per person or on average pay Britain still ranks in the top five. If you have ever wondered why people in wealthy countries, such as China, Brazil and India, still want to come to the UK to live, work or study, the ‘world average wage’ league table may provide an answer.

UK Visa application fees increase 6 April 2012

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has received Parliamentary approval to increase a number overseas visa fees and UK-based visa or immigration application fees from Friday 6 April 2012.

Immigration scam at Tier 4 Highly Trusted college

SKY News have carried out an investigation into a London business college, which it claims was running an ‘immigration scam’ involving Tier 4 students visas.

50,000 students abused visa system says report

A critical report from the National Audit Office has revealed poor management and abuse of the overseas student visa system, BBC London News reveals.

Passengers flying to Canada or the Caribbean could be denied boarding by US Immigration

The Independent reports on new security checks already in place – even for flights hundreds of miles from American airspace…

Dependant Visa income requirements to double in UK crackdown on family migration

Home Secretary’s plans, revealed in a leaked letter, are to double income threshold required to sponsor a non-EU family member to £25,700 a year.

Silence Of The Lambs British rapist deported back to UK from Australia

Rapist Cunliffe was caged in 1999 after snatching a student at gunpoint and taking her to his makeshift dungeon, which cops likened to the one in the 1991 horror film, the Mirror reports.

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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 holder – in fact any visa type – even if you are no longer legal or even in the UK!

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