The government of the United Kingdom has placed an embargo on Nigerian students and others studying in the northern European country from bringing their families as dependents. Continue Full Reading>>>
As reported by Punch, the rule will only exempt students under specific circumstances that would be at the discretion of the UK government.
It was gathered that the decision was to control the immigration influx of around one million.
The new rule would also place restrictions on granting permits to students with study to switch to a working visa that allows them to stay extra years in the UK after the conclusion of their academics. Continue Full Reading>>>
The UK government stated that this new rule is to prevent the misuse of visas by immigrants.
The rule stated that:
“There will also be a review of the maintenance requirement for students and dependents and a crackdown on “unscrupulous” education agents “who make use of inappropriate applications to sell immigration, not education.”
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However, the UK government noted that the new stipulation would take effect from January 2024 to allow students starting courses in the UK time to plan to adapt to the new.
According to a statement issued by Home Secretary Suella Braverman, it was noted that recent immigration figures had shown an “unexpected rise” in the number of dependants coming to the UK alongside international students.
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