Britain regulates student visa policy, tough way ahead for Indian students

In a shocking move, United Kingdom had announced that overseas students from outside the European Union would not be allowed to work, while they are studying in UK and this order would come into existence from next month onwards. This move would would be big disappointment for students who wanted to study in UK or those students who are already studying in UK.

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According to James Brokenshire, UK Immigration Minister, from next month onwards, students from outside European Union who study at publicly funded further education colleges (FE), would lose 10 hours of work per week. James Brokenshire is also of the opinion that immigration offenders want to sell illegal access to job market in UK with plenty of people there to buy.

The need to prevent backdoor entry to work in UK is very important. Students are using the student visa route to their advantage and later switch their courses and work while studying. Taxpayers who are helping to pay for publicly funded colleges, expect them to be giving high class education.

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As the rules were launched in the British parliament, Mr. James spoke about various reforms adopted by the government in controlling the immigration for UK benefit. The reforms included, introducing testing of English language, removal of sponsorship rights from many bogus colleges, restricting students access to job markets.

Nearly 1,21,000 non-EU students who entered UK last year, only 51,000 had left Britain. This justifies the decision taken by UK government now to ban students to work. Not only the students banned from doing work while studying, they would not be able to apply for visa after once their course get completed.

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Another set back for students now is, term for student visa given for FE colleges have been reduced to two years from earlier three years. FE colleges are educational institutions functioning outside regions of full-blown university that has many vocational colleges of United Kingdom. Non-EU students would be affected by this new rule and majority of changes would affect further education students. UK Visas spoke about a fact that government is reducing student visa system to restrict and reduce net migration and tackle abuse.

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