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Weekly Immigration News Round up 15 August 2010 | Immigration Matters

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English language tests for Tier 4 Students

The UK Border Agency has confirmed that secure English language testing will be mandatory for adult students studying below degree level (excluding those on foundation degrees or English language courses) under Tier 4 of the Points Based System, after 11 August 2010.

UK Border Agency abolish certificate of approval for marriage or civil partnership

The UK government announced its intention to abolish the ‘certificate of approval’ scheme last month. A Remedial Order under the Human Rights Act 1998 has been laid in Parliament to achieve this aim. 


The UKBA has released a statement to corporate partners asking that information should be relayed to community groups in a bid to ensure awareness regarding making an application for ILR after the expiry of 5 years leave to remain as a refugee.

Two arrested in ’sham’ wedding probe

Two people accused of arranging an illegal sham wedding in Nottingham have been charged with immigration offences, the BBC reports.

Child detainees in immigration centres face deportation within weeks

The Guardian reports that a pilot scheme gives families with children facing removal a two-week ultimatum to leave the country voluntarily.

Australian Government say UK Skilled Workers in big demand down under

The Australian Government is hosting an employment expo in London during September to help employers find skilled workers from the UK, a Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) spokesman said today.

UK Border Agency welcomes Bhutanese refugees

The UK Border Agency welcomed 37 Bhutanese refugees into the UK. Yesterday and posted the following announcement on their website…

Rotary ShelterBox send 400 tents to Pakistan

ShelterBox partners in Pakistan are distributing 400 tents to survivors of the devastating floods that continue to ravage the country.
Rotary Karachi and the NDMA (National Disaster Management Agency) are now distributing the tents in the Sindh province in south east Pakistan, the latest area to be affected by the spreading floodwater.

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