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Weekly UK Immigration News Round up 10/10/10 | Immigration Matters

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UK needs foreign scientists say Nobel Prize winners

Nobel prize-winners join the lobby calling for a re-think on the UK Government’s proposed limit on skilled migration. With around 10.5% of UK academics coming from outside the country – why all the fuss about an ‘immigration cap’ having a negative impact on British science?

X-factor Gamu’s family to appeal against visa refusal

Lawyers acting for the family of ousted X Factor contestant Gamu Nhengu will appeal against a Home Office decision to send them back to Zimbabwe, the BBC reports.

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules on Family Reunion for Refugees

Cm 7944, laid before parliament on 1 October, not only introduces from 29 November 2010 the English language requirement for spouses and civil partners it also reverses the Supreme Court decision in ZN. Paragraphs 352A-FJ are amended from 22 October 2010 so that a grant of British citizenship automatically revokes refugee status.

Almost 10,000 nursing posts lost through recruitment freezes the Royal College of Nursing reveals

The Guardian reports that Health trusts are cutting thousands of jobs to deliver £20bn of NHS “efficiencies” despite the coalition government’s promises to protect frontline services, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has warned this.

Immigration gang arrests in massive UK Border Agency operation

The UK Border Agency arrested five people last week as part of a major investigation into a gang suspected of supplying illegal workers to UK employers.

Changes to sponsor guidance announced by UKBA

The UK Border Agency has published revised guidance for sponsors and would-be sponsors under Tiers 2, 4 and 5 of the points-based system, it was announced last week.

Former British MP George Galloway arrives in Canada after ban lifted

George Galloway says he may still take legal action against Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney for branding him a terrorist and trying to muzzle his anti-war views, the BBC reports.

Uruguay is South America’s best-kept immigration secret

The BBC reports on Uruguay, to which after a decades-long pause, expatriates from rich countries are again choosing to live.

US Government to issue travel warning for Americans in Europe

The US government is to issue a travel alert, warning its citizens to be vigilant while travelling in Europe because of the threat of an al-Qaeda commando-style attack, the BBC reports.

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  1. Ladi Ajisafe says :

    Dear Immigration Advisor

    I am writing to make an enquiry on the interpretation of a new change to UKBA regulations as it affects the above subject please.

    I have obtained a Bachelor degree in Business Studies from one of the UK universities in 2008. I later got Post-Study work visa from the UKBA which is expiring in November 2010. I considered to proceed for a Postgraduate study in Business Management and have already been granted conditional admission from two Colleges to the effect for programmes to commence in Nov 2010 (for 18 months) and Jan 2011 (for 12 months) respectively.

    However, I read from the UKBA website that any prospective applicant is expected to show evidence of ability to pay course fees and living cost. The living cost is put at the rate of £600 per month for the duration of the course (because I am domiciled outside London), precisely in Luton, as can be accessed from the link below:

    http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/studyingintheuk/adult-students/can-you-apply/money/how-much/#

    Consequently, I hereby seek your correct interpretation of the new regulations. Is it that apart from payment of the course fees/tuition, I am required to have a total of £720 in my account before submitting application for visa to the UKBA for a 12-month course? Or I am required to have in my account each month a total balance of not less than £600?

    I will appreciate your urgent reply and guidance please, so that I do not forfeit the admission opportunities at hand.

    Many thanks.

    Ladi Ajisafe

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