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Immigration News Weekly Round up 21 October 2012 | Immigration Matters

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MP helps pregnant Filipino and British partner fight visa refusal

Tough anti-immigration measures are normally fully supported by British people, that is until the law hits them between the eyes. It is only then they realise what people go through to get a UK visa and that Immigration Rules (for immigration to the UK) preventing people sponsoring foreign partners to live with them applies to UK Citizens too. New Family Migration Immigration Rules, which came into effect on 9 July 2012…

UKBA arrest 11 immigration offenders including a Bulgarian

Employers can avoid employing illegal workers, which includes Bulgarian and Romanian citizens who have not applied for a permit to work, can visit the Preventing illegal working section, or they can call the UK Border Agency’s Employers Helpline.

National Minimum Wage goes up this month

The National Minimum legal wage for a worker over 21 has risen to £6.19 per hour this month. Are you being exploited?

New Tier 2 jobs report by Migration Advisory Committee – Graduate level jobs only for work permits

Tier 2 immigration UK levels are capped at 20,700, but the real block on employers recruiting migrant workers is the requirement that the job post and salary be at management NQF level 6 – graduate or Degree level. The days when a Tier 4 student doing an NVQ in Health and Social Care could switch into Tier 2 as a Senior Care Worker have long gone. Gary Glitter has more chance of making a comeback!

British immigration officer on trial after falsifying a Nigerian domestic worker visa application so they could employ her for £300 per month

A British immigration officer based in Nigeria faked a UK visa application for her Nigerian nanny in an attempt to get her into Britain illegally and work for just £300 a month, a court heard this week.

UK net migration figures based on guesswork experts say

How many people are moving to, and leaving, the UK? You may be surprised to hear that “official net migration figures” are said by some experts to be based on little more than guesswork and polling a handful of passengers…International students are treated as migrants and are part of net migration figures. But a leaked memo revealed that Education Minister David Willetts wants the 250,000 non-EU students who come to Britain to be removed from the figures, as clearly students on temporary visas are not migrants.

UK overseas student market in danger of collapse after constant immigration crackdowns

As more foreign students reject the best UK universities, even the elite Russell Group is warning the Government that tougher visa rules are leading to a drop in international applicants. As predicted by Immigration Matters some time ago, international students are spurning the UK’s most prestigious universities as a direct result of Government immigration curbs, The Independent reveals.

If you need any immigration advice or are worried about the new immigration rules or need help with Sponsorship or Tier 2, Tier 4, applying for university if your college has closed down, Visa, ILR, Settlement, Citizenship, Dependant Visa or an appeal against a UK Border Agency or British Embassy refusal, or if you have been waiting for a reply from the Home Office for longer than a year, please email: or visit for free immigration news updates.

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 or email:


It doesn’t matter where you come from – UK, Europe or anywhere else in the world, it is important to ensure that your qualifications are recognised. In the UK there is a national agency that carries out this service, they are called UK NARIC.

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