ISI’s educational oversight
ISC sent out an alert before Christmas on the possible impact ISI inspections could have on a school’s Tier 4 sponsor licence.
ISC sent out an alert before Christmas on the possible impact ISI inspections could have on a school’s Tier 4 sponsor licence. This was sent following rumours that UKVI is suspending the licence of schools that fail an ISI inspection on any grounds. UKVI is not suspending licences but, as ISI is UKVI’s educational oversight body for Association schools, they will reduce a sponsor’s CAS to zero where they do not achieve the ‘required rating’.
ISC is seeking for the threshold for this to be when a school receives a notice from DfE as opposed to non-compliance under any one Part of the ISSRs and UKVI has confirmed they will liaise and discuss this with DfE and ISI.
ISC continues to work with the Home Office and UKVI to ensure transparency and clarity on when a school’s CAS will be impacted and how a school can rectify this without undue delay.
Alternative collection locations for Biometric Residence Permits (BRP’s)
The Home Office has issued revised guidance for collection of BRP’s for overseas pupils.Read More
Tier 4 sponsors
Please may we stress the real importance of complying with all the duties associated with being a Tier 4 sponsor.Read More
Updated Tier 4 guidance
UKVI has recently slightly updated the guidance on Tier 4.Read More
Implications that a Brexit vote will have on existing studentsRead More
Tier 4 General – English language
Approved English language testsRead More
Biometric Residence Permits for Overseas Applicants
Home Office document on alternatives to customer collection at post office.Download
Biometric Residence Permits Frequently Asked Questions
Home Office document on Biometric Residence Permits Frequently Asked Questions.Download
Biometric Residence Permits Guidance Notes
Home Office document on Biometric Residence Permits Guidance Notes.Download
Sites and Teaching Partnerships Frequently Asked Questions
UK Visas & Immigration document on Sites and Teaching Partnerships Frequently Asked Questions.Download
Tier 4 of the Points Based System: Guidance for Sponsors
Home Office document on Guidance for Sponsors.Download