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Immigration News Weekly Round up 12 July 2012 | Immigration Matters

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New ‘educational oversight’ arrangements for Tier 4 private colleges announced by UKBA

Some colleges are diversifying into the EU market. Majestic College has announced a new study programme for EU students – which includes Bulgarians and Romanians looking to study and work on Yellow Cards.

Visa overstayers removed from UK following raid on restaurants

Deported overstayers face a 10 year ban from coming back to the UK for overstaying and employers who illegally employ workers can be fined up to £10,000 per employee. This is not the first time Loch Fyne has been involved in employment controversy. In March a Romanian gangmaster, Sara Recruitment, lost its licence after it was caught helping top restaurant chains including Loch Fyne avoid tax with cheap labour by claiming her workers are “self-employed”.

Russia complains about Chinese immigration

Europe and the US are not the only areas concerned about mass immigration. In Moscow Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev raised alarm this week over immigration to its remote Far East from giant neighbours such as China, saying the region risked falling into foreign hands.

Back to square one for Tier 4 students as UK immigration staff to ‘test’ English

As the UK Border Agency turn back the clock to Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) decision making powers, concerns that officers will not be trained to assess students’ competence as part of a campaign to bar bogus applicants, the Guardian reports. Students who have applied for Tier 4 visas to study in the UK and who have already passed approved language tests could be barred from taking up their places at colleges or universities if immigration officers judge that their English is not good enough.

New Government funded courses available for Bulgarian and Romanian EU students

NO FEES PAYABLE UNTIL YOU ARE EARNING £21,000PA. Majestic College has announced a new UK Government funded study programme for EU students – which includes Bulgarians and Romanians looking to study and work on Yellow Cards.

Greek authorities round up 6,000 illegal immigrants in a weekend

Officers in Greece are rounding up thousands of suspected illegal immigrants in a Gestapo-style deportation hunt to crack down what one government official compared to a ‘prehistoric invasion’, the Mail reports.

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

Majestic College offer special packages for EU students. They also have a number of employers looking for staff right now and are willing to employ Bulgarians and Romanians.

For more information call Joanna on 0208 207 1020 or email

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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