What should an international student do if the college they have applied to has their Tier 4 Sponsors licence suspended or withdrawn by the UK Border Agency?
Immigration Matters receives a large number of inquiries from students who have obtained visas or are already studying at a college which was approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) but later had its licence suspended.
It is estimated that thousands of students are studying at colleges which previously appeared on the UKBA Tier 4 Sponsors Register, but were later suspended.
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The realization that your college name no longer appears on the list of approved sponsors can send a wave of panic throughout the campus. But do you need to change college immediately?
Updated information from UKBA for students affected by college closures
Read this article carefully if your Tier 4 college revoked or suspended recently. This guide will help you to understand how you should take action when your Tier 4 institutes licence revoked or suspended by UKBA.
12 December 2011
UKCISA has received written confirmation from the UK Border Agency (UKBA) about two issues affecting students affected by college closures.
UKBA confirm that they are going to close Tier 1 Post Study Work (PSW) from 5th April 2012.
Students can currently work in the UK for 2 years after their studies have finished, under the Tier 1 (Post-study work) route. But from 6 April, a more selective system will come into effect so only the most talented international graduates can apply to stay in the UK for work purposes.
Only those who graduate from a university, and have an offer of a skilled job at a salary of at least £20,000 (or more in some cases) from a reputable employer accredited by the UK Border Agency, will be able to continue living and working in the UK in order to benefit the British economy.
if you want to apply for PSW make sure you must provide all required documents and maintenance fund as per as UKBA guide line.
Remember from 6th April 2012 no application will be accepted. so send your application before 6 April 2012.
For more details information download UKBA Announcement
A recent research published by the British Council has called cast doubt on government policies aimed at reducing the intake of international students. The Education Intelligence report ‘Impact of Visa Changes on Student Mobility and Outlook for the UK’ looks at the recent experiences of the USA and Australia in tightening student visa controls and the effect that it had on their higher education sectors and economies.
It warns that adoption of policies that have now been abandoned by other countries has “managed to single out the UK as the country with the toughest immigration regime when compared to its competitors” and risks losing “genuine and career-driven students” to Australia, Canada and the US.
All applications to UK universities for full-time courses are made through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. While the Complete University Guide is mostly concerned with universities, many colleges of one sort or another also recruit through UCAS and so you will find over 300 institutions listed on the UCAS website. If you are interested in a part-time course you will need to contact universities individually to find out how to apply.
The UK Border Agency in Pakistan has published a list of financial institutions (Bank) from which it will no longer accept documentation in support of visa applications made under the points-based system (PBS).
Visa applicants will need to submit evidence from a financial institution that is not listed as being 1 from which the UK Border Agency will not accept documents. Visa applications will be refused if they rely on information from an institution which is listed as 1 from which evidence will not be accepted.