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Immigration News Weekly Round up 17 February 2013 | Immigration Matters

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Sham marriage immigration advisors and Solicitor guilty £20m scam helping 2,000 foreign men live in Britain

Most couples met on the day of the wedding and needed an interpreter to translate their vows. Some of the grooms were Albanian career criminals suspected of murder, drugs trafficking and money laundering.

UK cannot stop Romanians and Bulgarians say EU Justice Commissioner

The European Commission’s vice-president said it will not be possible for Britain to restrict the freedom of movement of Bulgarians and Romanians when UK work restrictions expire next year.

Indian students ‘welcome’ says Prime Minister David Cameron, but nobody told the UKBA

UK Prime Minister David Cameron will next week visit India to tell prospective students that Britain will be “incredibly welcoming” to them if they come to this country to study and work…But perhaps should pass the message on to the UK Border Agency and the Entry Clearance Officers (ECO’s) who are refusing student visas in India left, right and centre, and rejecting visa extensions in the UK for the slightest reason.

UK Prime Minister wants to overhaul benefits system for immigrants

At present, only Romanian and Bulgarian students are forced, in any large numbers, to take out medical or ‘comprehensive sickness insurance’ cover before being granted a yellow card permit to work and study in the UK.

Work restrictions on migrant workers from Romania ‘leads them to stay longer in UK and bring families’, survey reveals

New research carried out for the British Embassy suggests that the UK Government’s restrictions on Romanians working in the UK are encouraging them to stay and bring their families…

Give UK Border Agency credit where it’s due

In a recent ‘domestic violence’ case, involving an abusive British husband punishing his Filipino wife and son by refusing to sign their form for permanent residence (Indefinite Leave to Remain/ILR), the UKBA not only approved her subsequent application, but made the decision in just four weeks.

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  1. Hi how are you. I am zubair from Pakistan. I want to go to the UK fo higher education. How i can apply. Please tell me the proceedure.

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