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).
Tier 4 - update October 2017
MAC call for evidence on international studentsRead More
Tier 4 - update September 2017
MAC review into EEA-workers in the UK labour market and MAC review into international studentsRead More
Tier 4 - update July 2017
UKVI published revised guidance for sponsors and pupils.Read More
Tier 4 - update May 2017
Exporting Education UK (ExEdUK)Read More
Tier 4 - update April 2017
Reminder about single issue CASRead More
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 2017Download
Tier 4 of the Points Based System: Guidance for Sponsors
Home Office guidance to be used from 6 April 2017Download