Nichola Carter, one of the immigration team's three partners, attended the UK Border Agency International Group (UKBAIG) meeting on Thursday 3 May representing the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association. A number of issues were discussed at the meeting including clarification as to the route those entering to undertake medical electives should use. UKBAIG confirmed that if the duration of the elective is less than six months, the student visitor category can be used but if it is for more than six months the individual should be sponsored under Tier 4.