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Immigration News Weekly Round up 19 July 2012 | Immigration Matters

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UK ‘threatens’ James Bond raid on Ecuadorian embassy to arrest Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

Will Britain launch an SAS raid or send in 007 to extract the wanted Assange from his Ecuadorian protectors or is this a storm in a diplomatic teacup?

Universities face more private sector competition as Pearson launch UK degree course

Government owned UK universities are to face stiff competition for international students from large private sector companies, which will not be so easily forced out of the market as smaller private colleges have been.

Four members of Congo’s Olympic team disappear and five Cameroon boxers want to stay in Britain

Four members of Congo’s Olympic team were said to have gone missing in London yesterday as thousands of their fellow London 2012 athletes and officials flew home, the Mail reports.

Did temporary border staff make immigration blunders?

As thousands of athletes and team staff leave through special Olympic terminals at London’s Heathrow Airport, most people will agree that border staff and Britain’s infrastructure coped well with the games. Airports and London’s transport network, did not come to a standstill as many in the media predicted even with millions of UK tourists.

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 UK Government funded study programme for EU students – which includes Bulgarians and Romanians looking to study and work on Yellow Cards.

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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