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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.

News

COVID-19 Legal Right to Work Check Concessions End on 20 June 2021

The UK Home Office has provided employers with latitude in meeting Legal Right to Work (LRTW) Compliance requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic through a series of concessions. One such concession enables employers to conduct right to work checks remotely, thus not requiring employees or HR personnel to be physically present in an office for the…

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Passport

Is it legal to use coronavirus passports in the UK?

The vaccination programme has been very successful, with over 30 million adults receiving their first inoculations and over 4 million, their second. Until the last few months, the UK government said that requiring coronavirus passports in order to access certain services and foreign travel was discriminatory and therefore would not be adopted.  This view now…

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Immigration Advice based upon the MAC Report

Migration Advisory Committee: Call for Evidence

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) is a body of independent expert economists retained by Government to advise on immigration policy reform in the context of prevailing labour market and UK business needs. The MAC undertakes extensive labour market and stakeholder research before publishing recommendations for change following commissions from the Home Office. A MAC review…

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