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Immigration News Weekly Round up 20 May 2012 | Immigration Matters

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More staff for Heathrow Airport UK Border announced

Following recent delays the UK Border Force is recruiting an additional 70 staff at Heathrow Airport to deal with long queues, Immigration Minister Damian Green has told MPs. He said recruitment for new staff at Terminal 2, due to open in 2014, was being brought forward so they would be available for the post-Olympic UK traveller and student arrival period. A post-Games rush is expected when tens of thousands of overseas students arrive in the UK for the new academic year.

New visa rules for overseas students ‘will cost billions’ say Universities UK

UK Universities will lose billions of pounds unless the coalition urgently abandons new immigration rules for overseas students, campuses across the country have warned. Universities UK, which represents 134 higher education institutions, is writing to the prime minister urging him to rethink recent changes to the student visa system, the Guardian reports. UK Universities also depend financially on these students – some charge non-EU students more than four times as much as home students. One has already reported it has seen applications from non-EU students drop by 40% this year.

Visa scam immigration adviser jailed for 10 years

He first came to Britain as a student in 2000, but then illegally gained a work permit in 2004 after claiming he was employed by a sham company…

Canada to launch new visa for foreign entrepreneurs

The Canadian government will launch a new “start-up” visa to attract foreign entrepreneurs and business people to migrate to Canada as part of a new economic strategy, the Telegraph reports this week.

Chinese immigrants feel they can’t make money in Canada

“Right now, there’s competition for talent, a talent war, going on. That’s not healthy. Instead, there should be better planning. Both sides should be facilitating the movement of talent – if Canada lacks nurses and China has [extra] nurses, then China should facilitate nurses going to Canada.”

UK must attract overseas students which are key to future prosperity

The Financial Times asks if the next generation of world leaders, like Manmohan Singhs, Benazir Bhutto and Bill Clinton, will be educated in the UK? Britain’s world-class universities explain why the UK is the most popular destination for international students after the US.

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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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  1. Lea abasolo says :

    Can I ask if highly trusted school how many hours can we work if we renew because some school in told us is 35 hours can u advice me please

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