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2 Sep 2015

Recent changes to Tier 4

Schools that are sponsors should read the guidance and table of changes carefully.

There have been a series of changes to Tier 4 and revised versions of all three sponsor guidance documents and the policy guidance have been published. The changes include:

  • Clarification that Tier 4 students cannot study at state schools.
  • Clarification on the application of the existing rules on time limits in the UK and how they count towards the maximum time permitted under Tier 4.
  • Clarification of the requirements when a sponsor applies to add a site, teaching partnership or exceptional arrangement to its sponsor licence. This includes a requirement that sponsors have a contractual agreement for teaching partnerships.
  • A new definition of what constitutes a foundation course and the prevention of students studying a foundation course (to prepare for entry to higher education) under the Tier 4 Child category. Schools might like to consider whether some of their courses meet this definition and whether they should consider adding Tier 4 General to their licence.
4 Nov 2016 Tier 4

Tier 4 - update November 2016

Tier 4 sponsor obligations, UKVI and Home Office

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6 Oct 2016 Tier 4

Tier 4 - update October 2016

Tier 4 sponsor obligations, Police Registration of Tier 4 applicants (over 16 years old)

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17 Aug 2016 Tier 4

Alternative collection locations for Biometric Residence Permits (BRP’s)

The Home Office has issued revised guidance for collection of BRP’s for overseas pupils.

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17 Aug 2016 Tier 4

Tier 4 sponsors

Please may we stress the real importance of complying with all the duties associated with being a Tier 4 sponsor.

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17 Aug 2016 Tier 4

Updated Tier 4 guidance

UKVI has recently slightly updated the guidance on Tier 4.

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29 May 2015

Biometric Residence Permits for Overseas Applicants

Home Office document on alternatives to customer collection at post office.

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1 Mar 2015

Biometric Residence Permits Frequently Asked Questions

Home Office document on Biometric Residence Permits Frequently Asked Questions.

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1 Mar 2015

Biometric Residence Permits Guidance Notes

Home Office document on Biometric Residence Permits Guidance Notes.

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1 May 2015

Sites and Teaching Partnerships Frequently Asked Questions

UK Visas & Immigration document on Sites and Teaching Partnerships Frequently Asked Questions.

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1 Apr 2015

Tier 4 of the Points Based System: Guidance for Sponsors

Home Office document on Guidance for Sponsors.

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