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Immigration News Weekly Round up 30 September 2012 | Immigration Matters

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UKBA ‘Apply online’ service in the UK down until 1 October 2012

The UK Border Agency’s ‘Apply online’ service for applicants in the UK will be unavailable between 18:00 on Thursday 27 September 2012 and 06:00 on Monday 01 October 2012…Bulgarian and Romanian yellow card and blue card applicants have been struggling to obtain ‘same day service’ appointments in Croydon for most of this year.

UKBA raid a care industry training course to arrest illegal workers

The UK Border Agency enforcement teams could be turning their attention to the care industry which employs thousands of migrant workers and offers rich pickings for collecting fines of up to £10,000 per illegal worker. With hardly any care home not employing an overseas worker, the UKBA appears to be casting its eye on the sector following carefully planned operations to swoop on illegal care workers in Swindon this week.

High Court Judge blocks Abu Hamza extradition to the US

In yet another twist in a nine year saga, a High Court judge has temporarily blocked the extradition of Abu Hamza al-Masri to the US on terror charges after a last-ditch appeal.

Newspaper smashes ‘The History Men’ immigration gang selling passports and NI cards

An immigration gang dubbed The History Men who rake in a fortune selling fake identities to illegal immigrants are exposed by The Sun newspaper.

ECHR give go ahead for Abu Hamza and Babar Ahmad extradition

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has approved for the extradition of five major terrorism suspects from the UK to the US, the BBC reports. The court’s top judges said they would not re-open the cases of Abu Hamza al-Masri, Babar Ahmad and others giving the green light for their extradition to take place after years of appeals.

London Met student visa licence remains ‘revoked’ say UK Border Agency

The UK Border Agency is standing by its decision to revoke the Tier 4 licence to sponsor non-EU international students. On Friday the university started legal proceedings in the High Court to overturn the agency’s ban on teaching overseas students.

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 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!


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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  1. chakra sudarsan says :

    hi dear sir , i need help informatation . is this email address out of country visa apply used uk home office? i waiting your positive answer

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