Monday 13 July 2015

Sad news for Nigerians studying and working in the UK

students abroad
An end has come to the trend where Nigerians and other foreigners use colleges as a ‘back door to a British work visa’.

“Back door” in the sense that, after gaining admission into schools abroad, the students use visas as an easy way to enter the UK to get a job, claim benefits…and if lucky, obtain a citizen visa.
Sadly, that trend is coming to an end!

DailyMailUk reports that the students are to be banned from working in Britain under a fresh crackdown on immigration ordered by Home Secretary Theresa May.
Also, when their courses finish, they will have to leave the country before reapplying to return for a job.

That is not all, Home Secretary Theresa May has taken action against 870 bogus colleges, banning them from taking foreign students.
Under the new rules, non-EU students will be denied the right to work while in the UK and will not be able to apply for a visa extension when their course finishes.

Students will have to leave the country before applying to return under a work visa.

The length of stay is also expected to be cut to two years when the plans are unveiled this week.
Official figures show that 121,000 non-EU students entered the UK in the 12 months to June last  year, but only 51,000 left – a net influx of 70,000.

The government also estimates that the number of foreign students coming to the UK will rise by more than 6 per cent a year up to 2020.