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Immigration News Weekly Round up 8 April 2012 | Immigration Matters

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Immigration adviser jailed for visa scam

An immigration advisor who masterminded a scam which allowed people to stay in the UK illegally has been jailed for seven years.

UKBA launch ‘Premium Service’ for Tiers 2 and 5 sponsors 6 April 2012

The UK Border Agency has today launched its new immigration premium customer service for high paying corporate sponsors.

Last day to submit Tier 1 Post-study work (PSW) – applications will not be accepted after 5 April 2012

On 6 April 2012 the Tier 1 (Post-study work) route will close. If you wish to apply for permission to stay in the UK under Tier 1 (Post-study work), your application must be submitted by 5 April 2012, the UK Border Agency has announced.

UKBA confirm changes to the Immigration Rules which start on 6 April 2012

The Immigration Minister, Damian Green, has confirmed important changes to the Immigration Rules will come into effect on 6 April.

Church of England Vicar and fixer jailed for London sham marriages

A vicar has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for his role in about 200 sham marriages that took place in an east London church, the BBC reports.

Immigration Rule changes to Tier 2 working visas

Immigration Rules have been laid in parliament confirming changes to Tier 2 of the points based system, the UK Border Agency has announced.

Pret A Manger to create 550 new UK jobs

Pret A Manger, the highly successful sandwich and coffee chain, plans to create 550 extra jobs in the UK – including taking on more homeless people as apprentices…However Romanians and Bulgarians must have a yellow or blue card before they apply.

500,000 new UK job opportunities for young people

The UK Government is launching the Youth Contract, a new package of support worth nearly £1 billion that aims to offer young people 500,000 new opportunities over the next three years to gain work experience and find sustained work.

UK government extend support for migrant victims of domestic violence

The UK has pledge to provide help and support for migrants forced to flee their relationships, as a result of domestic violence, which will be made permanently available from 1 April 2012.

Application forms change if you apply on or after 6 April 2012

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) will publish new versions of some application forms on 5 April 2012. You should use the new forms if you apply on or after 6 April. The forms are:

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