Category Archives: Tier 4 (Student) News

UK Eases Visa Rules – 1st October 2013

Last Friday, Mark Harper, the immigration minister, announced changes which generally ease visa rules from 1st October 2013. Some of the key changes are: Removal of the English language requirement for intra-company transferees. Tourists and business visitors are allowed to do some study where it is not the main purpose of their visit. Share ownership […]

1 Day Visa for Business People from India

David Cameron is on a three day visit to India with a 100 strong group made up of parliamentarians, business leaders and academics, in a drive to improve our links and trading relationship with a country which has the second fastest growing economy in the world and a population of 1.22 billion. This is one […]

REC response to Student Visa changes

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has said that it is good news that the Government has recognised the need to retain graduate talent through the switching provision. Under new rules the Post Study Worker subcategory of Tier 1 will end in April 2012 however Non EEA students who graduate with a recognised degree will […]

Dyson says Tier 4 changes are “sheer madness”

Sir James Dyson, the inventor of the Dyson vacuum cleaner, has told the BBC that the decision by the Coalition Government to tighten up the rules surrounding science and engineering graduates under Tier 4 visa is “sheer madness”. Last week Theresa May announced plans to change Tier 4 of the points based system in order […]

Changes to Tier 4 Student opposed by Universities

The Government has once again come under pressure over its plans to change Tier 4 of the Points Based System which is designed for International Students. 16 Professors from Universities around the country have put their names to a letter to the Observer in which they express “profound concern at the damage that would be […]