NVQ Student from the Philippines arrives at Majestic College. She received her visa in Manila, but only after her immigration advisers, appeal specialists Bison UK, lodged a strong appeal at AIT (Asylum and Immigration Tribunal) against her entry clearance refusal in 2008.
The Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) at the British Embassy in Manila refused her student visa, when she applied to come to the UK to study and that the NVQ in Health and Social Care at Majestic College, because he said she was over qualified – as a Dentist in the Philippines.
Bison UK refuted the claim in the grounds of the appeal, which was due to be heard before an Immigration Judge at the AIT in Hatton Cross this month.
But days before the hearing the Entry Clearance Manager ECM) in Manila overturned the refusal, granting her a 3 year visa.
She has proved that she fully intends to follow the NVQ course and study by attending Majestic College the day after arriving in London.
Under Tier 4 of the Points Based System the right of appeal is not offered to those who are refused a student visa.
Visa appeals have been abolished for student visa refusals in line with new ‘points based’ rules. Students refused entry clearance under Tier 4 of the points based system, which took effect on 31 March 2009, will now have their cases reviewed by an ECM under the new ‘Administrative Review’ system.
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