Recent news stories have highlighted Theresa Mays plans to scrutinise student visas further, with the intentions to reduce immigration. Looking to reduce the number of student visas being granted to UK university applicants, the Prime Minister has recently claimed that these visas offer economic migrants an easy route into Britain.
With both the Home Office and Department for Education examining the current student visa regimes, they are looking for areas where the requirements can be tightened – making it harder for people looking to study in the UK.
Already the British student visa regime is one of the toughest in the world, described as ‘unwelcoming’ by many, and what many people do not realise is what the international students actually bring to England. Did you know that on a yearly basis, according to a government report, the economy gains a huge one billion pounds from the 55,000 foreign students which come to seek better education?
If you are living in a foreign country however, and are thinking about coming to the UK to study – do not worry. With the help of a leading Immigration Solicitor, you could still be able to. It is important that you seek the help of a solicitor though, as they hold a vast amount of knowledge regarding immigration and student visas, and are therefore more likely to see that you get the visa in which you have been wishing to obtain.