UK Visas and Immigration Makes Changes to Tier 4 Student Visa
30 July 2015
UK Visa and Immigration have announced a number of changes to Tier 4 student visas requirements for non-EU students.
- New students at publicly funded colleges would be barred from working from August, bringing them in line with those at private colleges
- University students would be allowed to study a new course at the same level, but only where there’s a link to their previous course or the university confirms that this supports their career
- College students will be banned from extending their Tier 4 visas in the UK from November, unless they are studying at an ‘embedded college’ or one which has a direct link to a Home Office recognised university
- The time limit for study at further education level will be reduced from 3 years to 2 years from November. This would bring the maximum period into line with the length of time British students generally spend in further education
- Tier 4 dependants will be stopped from taking a low or unskilled job, but allow them to take part-time or full-time skilled work
If you have any questions about any of the above, or wish to apply for your Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, do not hesitate to get in touch with SI-UK today.