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Immigration News weekly round up 10 July 2011 | Immigration Matters

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New ‘Yellow Card’ form causing confusion for Romanians and Bulgarians

Posting on the ‘Romani in UK’ Facebook page, several Romanian members raised questions about the new requirement for ‘Comprehensive Sickness Insurance’ for students and the self employed, which would be expensive. However, medical insurance is required when you are also applying as a self employed person or student and under the ‘SELF SUFFICIENT’ category. It is not required if you are providing other forms of documentary evidence…

Common Travel Area loophole allows people to enter UK with no passport checks

Illegal migrants can apparently enter Britain without their passports being checked, it has emerged.

UK’s deportation system needs radical overhaul, say human rights campaigners

The system of forcibly removing people from the UK needs a “complete and radical overhaul”, human rights campaigners have said, London’s Evening Standard reports.

New Tier 4 student visa rules now in force

The UK Border Agency has implemented significant changes to the Tier 4 student route of the points-based system, which came into effect on 4 July 2011.

BR1 Form for ‘Yellow Card’ Registration revised

Form BR1 (registration certificate) has been revised with new questions added and some removed. The full title for this form, commonly known as a ‘yellow card’ application, is:

One per cent of all Slovakians living in UK

Slovakians now represents the fastest growing foreign-born group living and working in the UK since the opening of the workforce to citizens of new EU member states in 2004, the Telegraph reports.

UK to review Article 8 ‘right to family life’

The UK Government is to review some of its immigration policy relating to the European Convention on Human Rights clause about family life, the BBC reports.

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3 Responses to “Immigration News weekly round up 10 July 2011”
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  1. You will need to apply to a university rather than a private college if you want your dependants to be with you and you want to work. If you are looking for a university please see UKUS website. Their service is FREE

    Email them.

  2. ramjeeawon says :

    i am a student my visa will be expired in nov 2011 my college is private and my dependent live with me i will like to know what i will do to renew my visa

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