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Weekly UK Immigration News Round up 24 April 2011 | Immigration Matters

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New Tier 4 Student Visa rules implemented 21 April 2011

The new Immigration Rules will ‘radically alter the balance between private and government providers’, with UK Universities seeing a ‘major boost in non-EU student admissions’, say free advice service provider UK University Services.

Royal Wedding attracts millions of tourists to London

Hotels in London have been ‘fully booked’ for months as millions of tourists head for the capital. The Royal wedding will be a tremendous boost for the UK’s economy attracting tourists and visitors from all over the world.

Harry Potter star Emma Watson bullied out of U.S. University

Come back home Emma and study in a world class British University!

University has Tier 4 licence suspended

Glasgow Caledonian University has had its Tier 4 Sponsors licence to recruit non-EU students temporarily suspended by the UK Border Agency (UKBA)…

Minister will not back down on Romanian and Bulgarian work permits and restrictions

Social affairs Minister Henk Kamp has told farming and employer organisations he will not back down on plans to get tough on visas for Romanian and Bulgarian workers from July 1.

Orange UK tells British staff ‘if you want to keep your jobs, move to the Philippines’ because that’s where they’re going

The future’s not ‘Orange , but ‘Manila’ for the mobile phone company’s British staff working in a UK call centre who were told that they could keep their jobs, but only if they move to the Philippines!

‘Extremists threatened to kill me over headscarf’ London woman claims

Police in East London have vowed to tackle Islamist extremists suspected of threatening violence against Asian women for not wearing headscarves, with one victim claiming she received a death threat, The London Evening Standard reports this week.

UK to fund evacuation of 5000 Libyan refugees

The British government has stepped in to fund the evacuation of another 5,000 people from the besieged Libyan city, The Independent reports today.

Switzerland joins Euro block on Bulgarian and Romanian Workers

Switzerland has decided to join other European countries and tighten restrictions for job-seekers from Bulgaria and Romania after the Dutch closed the door on them.

EU migration policies are ‘mad’ says Lord Digby Jones

Romanians and Bulgarians who study vocational or sandwich-type courses, such as QCF (which replaced NVQ’s this year) in Customer Service, IT, Catering, Hospitality, Construction or Health and Social Care, are allowed to work full time, as stated on the back of their Yellow Cards.

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Still confused about Bulgarian and Romanian rules?

Bison UK Immigration Advisers are running free presentations for Employers, Romanians and Bulgarians the week of 11-22 April 2011, Monday to Friday, from 11am-12noon and 3-4pm. No need to book, just turn up. Venue: Bison Management UK, 16 Shenley Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire. WD6 1DL. Nearest Train Station: Elstree and Borehamwood Station; Buses from Edgware underground station: 107 and 292.

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One Response to “Weekly UK Immigration News Round up 24 April 2011”
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  1. beverley says :

    If u were declined asylum and returned home volantaray could u ever travel to uk or europe again or would it be an issue and what gaurentee would u need to give

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