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4 Apr 2017

Tier 4 - update April 2017

Reminder about single issue CAS

Reminder about single issue CAS

It has come to our attention that some schools are issuing a single CAS for GCSE’s and A levels and that some Entry Clearance Officer’s (ECO’s) are allowing this, which is not permitted because a single CAS cannot cover both GCSE’s and A levels. Please be careful not to issue one CAS for both GCSE’s and A levels, even if the ECO allows it.

Revised immigration rules

UKVI has published revised Immigration rules alongside a summary document of the changes. Three significant changes appear to be as follows,

  • Under Tier 4 (General), all applicants aged 16 and over are required to satisfy the Secretary of State that they are a genuine student. To ensure consistency between the routes, an amendment is being made to Tier 4 (Child) to apply the Genuine Student Rule to those applicants who are aged 16 and over.
  • Tier 4 (Child) applicants and Tier 4 (General) applicants who are under the age of 18 must provide confirmation from a parent or guardian that they consent to the arrangements for the child’s travel to, and reception and care in, the UK. An amendment is being made to require evidence of the relationship between the applicant and the person providing consent.
  • Where an applicant within the Tier 4 (Child) route has a younger sibling who is being accompanied by their parent(s) on the Parent of a Tier 4 (Child) route, an amendment is being made to provide for the applicant to show maintenance on the basis that they will reside with their parent(s).

The revised rules and summary document can be found here.

12 Oct 2017 Tier 4

Tier 4 - update October 2017

MAC call for evidence on international students

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19 Sep 2017 Tier 4

Tier 4 - update September 2017

MAC review into EEA-workers in the UK labour market and MAC review into international students

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6 Jul 2017 Tier 4

Tier 4 - update July 2017

UKVI published revised guidance for sponsors and pupils.

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29 Jun 2017

Tier 4 of the Points Based System – Policy Guidance

Home Office guidance to be used for all Tier 4 applications made on or after 29 June 2017

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16 Apr 2017

Tier 4 of the Points Based System: Guidance for Sponsors

Home Office guidance to be used from 6 April 2017

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