Updated sponsor and migrant guidance
UKVI has published revised guidance.
UKVI has published revised guidance following the publication of the updated immigration rules and recent comments from the education sector; both the Tier 4 Migrant Guidance and the Tier 4 Guidance for Sponsors have been updated. It is expected that the updated Tier 4 Modernised Guidance will be published shortly.
Schools may wish to note the change in Document 2 of the Sponsor Guidance with regards to the impact an inspection failing can have on a sponsor’s CAS allocation. Following ISC lobbying the Home Office has now confirmed that where a school receives “an inspection from the relevant Educational Oversight body [ISI] that finds that you are not meeting the regulations or national minimum standards referred to above, you will normally be subject to restrictions on assigning CAS. This will not apply where the failure relates solely to a minor fault. Any restriction will remain in place until you receive a satisfactory report following a further visit or until such a time as the Educational Oversight body or Department for Education confirms in writing that any issues identified by the relevant body have been addressed.”
This clarification is helpful in two regards: firstly it makes clear that minor failings should not impact a school’s CAS allocation, and secondly there is scope for either ISI or DfE to confirm in writing that the school is compliant without requiring a further inspection (a further visit may of coursed be appropriate in some circumstances).
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
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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