UK visa & immigration news

Visa and Immigration news

1. Immigration Bill 2015

The Immigration Bill 2015 was laid in Parliament on 17 September. It relates more to migrants who do not have permission to remain in the UK. A summary of the main points has been produced. English UK will monitor the progress of the Bill through Parliament and make representations as and when necessary.

2. Immigration rule changes

The next set of rule changes is planned to be announced in Parliament on 22 October. Following a commitment announced this summer by the government to tighten the visa rules, the Home Office are currently reviewing the language requirement for Tier 4 visas, amongst other changes. English UK is making representations and nothing has been finalised as yet. We would welcome comments from members, please send your thoughts to

English UK are also making representations on the financial audit criterion for ISI inspection.

3. Immigration training days provided by UKCISA

UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) offer a range of immigration training days. See their calendar of events and for more information about their immigration  training.

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