On 16 July 2012, the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 will change, the UK Border Agency has announced. The amended regulations will set out the rights of EEA nationals and their family members to enter and reside in the UK and will also confirm the criteria for rights to permanent residence.
Prime Minister David Cameron’s efforts to slash immigration are risking Britain’s scientific prowess, the Business Secretary has suggested. In outspoken comments, Vince Cable warned that tough new entry requirements for overseas taxpaying students may be “damaging” Britain’s reputation as a good place to study, the Telegraph reports.
New figures from the International Passenger Survey (IPS) show an increased number of inbound tourism, which has delivered record revenue to Britain over the past 12 months. More holiday visitors and UK tourists than ever before visited the country, leading to a 6% increase in spend to £18.2bn for the 12 months to May 2012.
Low-risk tourists from trusted countries will be directed to fast-track lanes in a bid to cut queues. Earlier pilot scheme was unsuccessful as UK visitors struggled to identify which queue they ought to be in.
If the government want to prevent so called bogus students from entering the UK, all they have to do is scrap the Tier 4 system brought in by the previous government and start using people instead computers to issue visas.
The UK Border Agency’s announcement on Friday 06 July 2012 reminded applicants that: ‘The changes to the UK Immigration Rules on family settlement will come into affect on 9 July 2012.’
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