Saturday, August 14, 2010
UK STUDENT TIER 4 VISA REVIEW AGAIN
Immigration in the United Kingdom announced a further review of the UK Level 4 student visa regime. It was the third increase in the number of students in the twelve months of March 2010:
• For the period to March 2009, there were 235,295 student visas and 24,780 dependents.
• For the period to March 2010, there were 313,011 student visas and 31,385 dependents. This represents
an increase of 75,000 over the previous year.
Immigration Minister Damian Green had the following to say:
"We are committed to attracting the brightest and the best in the UK, and welcome legitimate students coming here to study. However, in the past, there have been significant abuse of pupils' careers, and we must ensure that every student who comes to the UK is authentic.
"I am therefore conduct a comprehensive assessment system for students in the weeks and months ahead and I will introduce new measures to curb abuses and further tighten the system."
The current coalition government and the previous Labor government had feared that the British system of student visas has been used in some cases by students who are not genuine students. Because of these concerns that the level 4 student visas have been suspended for students from Pakistan and Nepal for a time earlier this year.
It seems very likely that following the review, there will be changes in the future making it more difficult to come under the visa regime Level 4 students. If you want to come to the United Kingdom with a student visa at level 4, you should consider applying as soon