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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).

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Tier 4 - update October 2017

MAC call for evidence on international students

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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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4 May 2017 Tier 4

Tier 4 - update May 2017

Exporting Education UK (ExEdUK)

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4 Apr 2017 Tier 4

Tier 4 - update April 2017

Reminder about single issue CAS

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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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