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8 Apr 2016

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).

2 Dec 2016 Tier 4

Tier 4 - update December 2016

Tier 4 sponsor duty to verify identity of every pupil, The GREAT Britain campaign

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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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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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