STUDENT VISA

  • London varsity crisis hits 'Brand Britain' abroad September 3, 2012

    London: Amidst much handwringing, the revocation of London Metropolitan University's licence to admit and teach Indian and other nonEU students has caused a "high level of concern" in various countries from where students come to study in the UK. LMU's board of governors were scheduled to meet later on Monday to...
  • UK university in a row; 300 Indians to be deported? August 31, 2012

    London: The London Metropolitan University has been banned from teaching overseas students, leaving more than 2,000 undergraduates potentially facing deportation. This includes 300 Indian students too and their fate now hangs in balance. The London Metropolitan University's overseas recruitment licence was suspended last month during a UK Border Agency investigation....
  • UK to shut doors of university to Indian students August 29, 2012

    London: Thousands of Indian and other nonEU students are facing an uncertain situation due to the possibility of a major university here losing its licence to admit overseas students as part of a crackdown on student visa abuse. The London Metropolitan University, which has offices in New Delhi and Chennai, is...
  • UK likely to ease student visa norms July 9, 2012

    London: Under pressure from education and industry leaders to review recent curbs on student visas, British Prime Minister David Cameron is likely to reverse policy and remove international students from official immigration figures, a measure that may relax some of the restrictions. Due to the curbs, many international students have reportedly...
  • UK likely to relax curbs on student visas July 8, 2012

    London: Under pressure from education and industry leaders to review recent curbs on student visas, Prime Minister David Cameron is likely to reverse policy and remove international students from official immigration figures, a measure that may relax some of the restrictions. Due to the curbs, many international students have reportedly been...
  • Visa curbs: will another 'Manmohan' come to study in UK? May 15, 2012

    London: The restrictions imposed on student visas by the David Cameron government may prevent the next generation of world leaders such as Manmohan Singh, Benazir Bhutto or Bill Clinton from coming to Britain to study, the head of a leading thinktank on Monday said. Criticising the Cameron government for restrictions...
  • No work permit for Indians in UK after studies April 6, 2012

    London: A facility that allowed Indian students to work in the UK for two years after their courses are over will be closed from Friday as part of the Cameron governments drive to cut migration, which may putoff those aspiring to study in the UK. Under the Tier 1 (Poststudy work)...
  • UK closes poststudy visa, Indians may be put off April 5, 2012

    London: A facility that allowed Indian students to work in the UK for two years after their courses are over will be closed from Friday as part of the Cameron government's drive to cut migration, which may put off those aspiring to study in the UK. Under the Tier 1...
  • US likely to expedite student visa process November 15, 2011

    Washington: In a bid to expedite the student visa process, the US has reduced its wait period globally to less than 15 days, and said the prospective students could apply for the country's visa up to four months before the start of the academic session. "Worldwide, the maximum wait for a...
  • UK bans 1,900 Indian banks for student visas October 25, 2011

    London: Britain on Tuesday published a list of nearly 1,900 banks in India most of them cooperative whose financial statements will not be accepted for student visa purposes, a move that is set to affect thousands of Indian students wanting to study there. The new list has just 85 banks operating...
  • Indian students hit hard as Aus cancels visas October 25, 2011

    Melbourne: Australian authorities have cancelled 15,066 student visas of foreign nationals, including Indians, for breaching visa conditions, reports said. The Immigration Department has already cancelled 15,066 foreign student visas in the past year, a 37 per cent spike from the previous year. About 3,624 students are facing deportation for flunking...
  • More curbs on UK student visas come into effect July 10, 2011

    London: As part efforts to curb abuse of student visas, new restrictions announced by the David Cameron government on working while studying and bringing students' dependent to the UK have come into effect. Home Office research shows that the student visa route is often abused by people from India and...
  • UK says stop after 650 pc rise in student visa pleas January 30, 2010

    New Delhi: The British High Commission has temporarily suspended acceptance of new visa applications of students with effect from February 1 in north India after a suspicious 650 per cent increase in student visa applications in three months. "From February 1, United Kingdom High Commission will stop accepting student visa applications...
  • Ahead of elections, UK tightens immigration policies November 13, 2009

    London: It's a move that could adversely impact nonEU migrants, including those from India. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in his first speech in 18 months on immigration, vowed to 'tighten' immigration rules further to restrict the number of professionals coming into the UK. Brown called for the removal of...
  • US dream over, students head to other countries October 13, 2009

    New Delhi: It seems the American dream is getting over for Indian students. Fresh data released by the US embassy has shown a sharp decrease in the number of students opting to study in the US. Data reveals there is a 25 per cent decrease in F1 student visas over the...
  • UK introduces new visa regime for nonEU students April 1, 2009

    New Delhi: Britain has introduced new rules for student visas under Tier 4 of the pointsbased system. To get a visa, students now have to prove they have admission from 'licensed' educational institutions in UK. The institutions, before they can sponsor international students, have to register with the UK border...
  • Overseas students in UK must attend classes July 30, 2008

    London: International students in Britain failing to attend classes will be reported by their universities and colleges, according to new rules aimed at improving education services offered for foreigners announced on Wednesday. Britain is a top destination for Indian students, nearly 22,000 of whom were granted visas in 2007 marking...
  • Touts using student visas to send people to US to work July 12, 2007

    New Delhi: Close to 25,000 US student visas were issued to Indians last year. However, not all of them went to genuine students. A large number of student visa recipients used these visas to fraudulently get to the US and took up jobs after landing there. Middlemen are exploiting ...