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Immigration News weekly round up 14 August 2011 | Immigration Matters

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Malaysian student mugging victim vows to finish his studies in London

London is generally a safe cosmopolitan city for overseas workers and international students where, unlike Australia, no racist attacks on foreign students have taken place.

Healthcare workers needed now

Despite high UK unemployment healthcare support workers or care assistants are still desperately needed by employers who cannot fill vacancies locally.

UK Border Agency announce in Pakistan plans to tackle illegal immigration, sham marriages and fraudulent visa applications

The UK Border Agency’s Regional Director for Pakistan has announced plans to prevent organised immigration crime.

Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa open for applications

Tier 1 Exceptional Talent category of the points-based system is now open for business, the UK Border Agency announced today.

UK Border Agency buildings in the UK open as usual

The UK Border Agency has announced that all its buildings are open as usual today despite the disturbances overnight.

Another Vicar arrested in sham marriage investigation

A sham marriage typically occurs when a non-European national marries someone from the UK or another country in the European Economic Area, as a means of trying to gain long-term residency and the right to work and claim benefits in this country.

Almost half of Canadians see immigration as positive

And while Canadians have a relatively upbeat attitude on immigration, only a minority of Canadians polled – 39 per cent – viewed its impact as positive.

Abbey College Dublin goes bust

In Britain the Sunday Times reported this weekend that ‘hundreds of foreign students have been left out of pocket after inspectors forced the closure of their institutions in a drive against illegal immigration’.

Romanians top migration list

Romania has by the far the largest number of emigrants per million population at 12,000 whereas despite their high ranking, China has 350 emigrants per million population. China was the top country for immigration into OECD countries in 2009 with 468,000 nationals emigrating.

Comprehensive Sickness Insurance now required for Bulgarian and Romanian study work yellow cards

The UK Border Agency has started compelling Bulgarians and Romanians to take out Comprehensive Sickness Insurance cover when applying for yellow card registration as a working student. The insurance is a new requirement introduced as part of changes to the BR1 Yellow Card form in June…

Bulgarian and Romanian applicants for study work yellow cards now need Comprehensive Sickness Insurance

Bulgarians and Romanians applying for BR1 yellow card registration as students who wish to work are being forced to take out Comprehensive Sickness Insurance – a form of private medical cover – even though they could have access to the NHS.

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

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One Response to “Immigration News weekly round up 14 August 2011”
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  1. my name is keeratan singh. i m university student was doing postgraduate degree but gave my result fail. i had done two appeals regarding my result but they did not accept . i m here with my wife she is dependent. and we have a baby here he is 6 month old now. i wanna take addmission in college …… can i apply for college visa now……….can i get visa

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