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The requirements for foreign students are complex and onerous - we simplify the process

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Students

The UK welcomes students from around the globe to join our world leading education establishments.

The UK’s education institutions are a major national asset and produce significant export revenues. On the face of it, UK Government policy is to encourage foreign national students to come to the UK benefit from the myriad opportunities afforded by the sector.

Conversely however, the UK has a complex legal regime concerning the sponsorship of foreign national students and these students remain part of the net migration figures that the Government wishes to reduce.

We help foreign students as well as their host institutions navigate the complexities of sponsorship and compliance.

We provide advice, assistance and guidance on all aspect of the Tier 4 Immigration Rules and policy guidance.

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Documents 3C Leave: A Landmark Judgment

What is Section 3C leave?  Section 3C is a section of the 1971 Immigration Act, the legislation which underpins the UK Immigration Rules. It applies to all visa applications (importantly, this means it does not apply to British Citizenship applications).   Where an in-time visa application is made to vary or extend leave to remain in…

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Spotlight on EMEA Series: Saudi Arabia

In this post we highlight the requirements of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) in Saudi Arabia urging all private sector businesses/employers to update the location data o their branches.  Updates are to be made via the ‘establishment location management’ service available through the Qiwa platform.   The updates to the establishment…

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Spotlight on APAC Series: Thailand

In our Spotlight on APAC series we round up the latest immigration developments across the region.  In this post we focus on the changes to immigration opportunities for Thailand that became effective on 1 June 2024.   As part of a focused strategy to attract more tourism and long-term visitors to Thailand, the Government will…

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