27 May 2011

United Kingdom gets tough on Visas.

The United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA) have announced new changes to the knowledge of language and life (KOL) requirement for those who wish to settle in the UK. The changes apply to applicants of skilled and highly skilled migration categories.

The UK Government fees have been increased for most visa types including Tier 1 and 2 work visas, and Tier 4 student visas. Also, tough new rules have been implemented for student visas, including stricter criteria for educational institutions to become sponsors, and most students being limited to 5 years of study with no provision to bring dependents with them.

All this is in response to the public outcry in the UK, that there are too many illegal immigrants living in the UK.

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