A County Court judgement in the UK for debt is as bad as criminal conviction when it comes to impediments to extending a visa. Photo credit: Taishu Kai
Cynthia Barker, writing for Planet Philippines, warns that an increasing number of students who consulted her recently have jumped from college to college without ever completing a course, and have left behind unpaid fees which the college or university may seek to recover by suing the students in the county courts - leading to possible Civil/Legal action.
How much money do you need to show to the UK Border Agency when renewing your student visa under current rules?
The answer may not be a simple as you think.
The amount of maintenance funds you are required to demonstrate depends on a number of factors: course fee, where you are studying - inner or outer London, whether or not you have an ‘Established Presence' and dependants.
The UK Border Agency describes Established Presence as follows:...Full story
If you are a student in the UK or thinking of becoming one, READ THIS
The UK Border Agency has published its ‘Statement of Intent and Transitional Measures' for the student visa changes announced by the Home Secretary on 22 March. The document outlines details of the new guidance, effective 21 April 2011, and dates of implementation of other measures, including the new rules on student working hours and when they will implement those rules...Full Story
A cleaner in the private offices of Topshop boss Sir Philip Green was arrested during a UK Border Agency raid targeting illegal immigrants, the Daily Mirror reports today.
The UK Border Agency has confirmed that Tier 4 student visa changes announced by Home Secretary Theresa May on 22 March have been incorporated into the Immigration Rules. Full story
The running of the points based system of immigration was criticised by Immigration Lawyers during a hearing of the Public Accounts Committee on 28 March 2011, the BBC reports.
An entire wedding party including the bride, groom and five guests have been arrested in Leeds allegedly taking part in a sham marriage ceremony...
As UK Home Secretary Theresa May announced sweeping plans to slash the number of student visas by up to 80,000 this Month, University Chancellors must be feeling relieved that whilst the government's measures may not have served up the ‘match' and delivered all they were lobbying for, they definitely have ‘advantage' over their privately owned rivals. Universities such as the University of Bedfordshire are expected to benefit from the new rules on working hours. Full story
If you would like more information on the University of Bedfordshire please email Joanna or call 0208 905 1822.
If you need any immigration advice or are worried about the new immigration rules or need help with Sponsorship or Work Permits, Visa, ILR/Settlement, Citizenship, dependant visa or an appeal against a refusal please email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.immigrationmatters.co.uk/
Bison UK are running special free student visa seminars to advise students on the new Tier 4 changes and their renewal options.
Other stories: http://www.immigrationmatters.co.uk/category/news
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