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Latest Tier 4 guidance published

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 25 2015

In December 2014, UKVI began consulting on changes to the Tier 4 guidance; Penningtons Manches' immigration team has been heavily involved in that

Overseas biometric residence permit roll-out

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 25 2015

The much anticipated biometrics residence permits (BRP) for individuals travelling to the UK for more than six months (including students) commenced

New English language requirements

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 25 2015

From 6 April 2015 anyone who is required to sit a Secure English Language Test (SELT) as part of their UK immigration application will need to make

New sponsor ratings - the end of HTS?

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 25 2015

From 6 April 2015, the term 'Highly Trusted Sponsor' will be replaced by 'Tier 4 Sponsor' and 'A-rated sponsor' will be replaced by 'Probationary

Latest university licence suspension

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 25 2015

It has been widely reported that Buckinghamshire New University has had its licence to sponsor Tier 4 international students suspended after it

New short-term student visa

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 25 2015

As part of the Government's overhaul of the visitor visa categories, those individuals who wish to study in the UK for a short period of time will no

Educational oversight for new Tier 4 sponsor licence applications

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 25 2015

The new guidance now includes a provision that educational oversight bodies must assess an institution's financial sustainability, management and

Sgnificant changes to UK immigration rules and procedures

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 24 2015

The Home Office has announced several significant procedural changes to the UK immigration system, and an overhaul of the visitor route, which will be

Important immigration changes - Spring 2015

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 23 2015

A number of immigration-related changes have occurred recently with more coming into effect over the coming months. Changes coming into force on 6

NHS health surcharge to be introduced on 6 April 2015

  • Kingsley Napley
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 19 2015

Following up on our alert on 2 September 2014, the Home Office has announced today that the planned NHS surcharge will be implemented with effect