Immigration delays and problems are not exclusive to non-EU travellers at London's Heathrow airport.
Processing delays, as well as refusals, are increasingly being experienced by migrants applying for visa extensions, indefinite leave to remain and UK Naturalisation or British Citizenship.
Despite the abolition of student visa appeal rights, following the introduction of Tier 4 of the points based system in 2009, the waiting rooms at Taylor House and Hatton Cross First Tier Tribunal hearing centres look as packed as ever.
Cynthia Barker, of OISC registered immigration appeal specialist advisers Bison Management said they are ‘busier than ever' with appeal cases.
‘We have seen more and more clients, especially in the last six months who wish to appeal against refusals by the UK Border Agency or British Embassy visa sections.
‘Bison has won a huge number of appeals including cases on human rights grounds for an overstayer.'
Even EU citizens are not exempt from long waits to exercise treaty rights.
‘Last month an immigration Judge at Taylor House overturned a student yellow card refusal for a Bulgarian applicant who had been working in the UK since 2009 a self employed yellow card.'
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As £9000 annual fees discourage English students, Keele University has become the first English university to join the Common Application system for university admissions in the United States, the BBC reports. With a combination of high local fees and new visa rules deterring overseas students, some UK Universities may be forced to close.
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