As if international students have not got enough to worry about, many are now being hit by the new hurdle: the ‘3 year rule’. The UK Border Agency’s Guideline Points-based system (Part 6A) dated July 2011 reads:
The answer might not be a straightforward as you think.
The have been several changes to the points based system this year which affects international students changing or renewing their visas.
An immigration law advisor from Hayes was jailed last week for four-and-a-half years for masterminding a major immigration scam…but with so many legal ways to live, work or study in the UK it is surprising that people will pay thousands of pounds to crooks.
In the health care sector employers are increasingly turning to EU workers from A8 countries and A2 Bulgaria and Romania to fill hundreds of vacancies.
‘Whilst the UK University’s shortage of places do not directly affect international students who want to study in the UK, the reduced number of places may leave fewer options.’
UK Immigration figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals that the number of foreign born workers with jobs in the UK was 4.08 Million in the three months to June this year, a rise of 278,000 from last year. Employers are increasingly turning to EU workers from Bulgaria and Romania to fill hundreds of vacancies sectors such as the care industry.
The UK Border Agency has started compelling Bulgarians and Romanians to take out Comprehensive Sickness Insurance cover when applying for yellow card registration as a working student. The insurance is a new requirement introduced as part of changes to the BR1 Yellow Card form in June…To obtain a quotation for Comprehensive Sickness Insurance visit the Active Quote website.
Majestic College are offering vocational courses and special packages for EU students. See http://www.majesticcollege.org/ or call Joanna on 0208 207 1020, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call in to the college Monday to Friday for a free consultation.
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:
STILL CONFUSED BY YELLOW CARD RULES?
Free presentations are being run at Bison UKImmigration Advisers for Employers, Romanians and Bulgarians – Monday to Friday, from 11am-12noon and 3-4pm. No need to book, just turn up. Venue: Bison Management UK, 16 Shenley Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 1DL. Nearest Train Station: Elstree and Borehamwood Station; Buses from Edgware underground station: 107 and 292.