The Government has renewed the immigration concession for Syrian nationals for another year, until 28 February 2015. This concession gives greater flexibility to Syrian nationals who are in the UK on a visa, by offering them more ways to extend their stay in the UK.
Spring Newsletter 2014
In this issue:
One World Week 2014 + Away Days + Welcome to New Students + HOST + Immigration news + The Students' Union Advice Centre + Wellbeing + The Warwick Newcomers' Group + Smoking Laws + Student Reception Change + Cycling Safety + Driving in the UK + Atishoo!!!
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The Immigration Rules change from 31 December 2013 so that people in many additional countries will have to obtain a certificate confirming they do not have infectious pulmonary tuberculosis before they make their immigration application to come to the UK. It depends on where the application is made, not the applicant's nationality. This does not apply to visitors including student visitors who apply to come for six months or less.
The full list of affected countries is in the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules [^]. Some of the changes that will have the greatest impact on students are:
- All applicants, and not just those applying for settlement, in China, Hong Kong and Macau must obtain a certificate
- Nigeria, the Russian Federation and Ukraine have been added to the list
The Immigration Rules allow these changes to affect entry clearance applications that are decided on or after 31 December 2013, even if the application is submitted before that date. However, the Home Office appear to be operating a concession with the result that only applications made on or after this date will be affected. If you are concerned about a pending application we recommend asking the Entry Clearance Post if they will be operating this concession.
Amendment: On 18 December 2013 a further Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules was published, removing Algeria and Ukraine from the list of countries that require TB screening "due to logistical challenges in providing screening."
Christmas Newsletter 2013
The newsletter has information for International Students about what's going on over Christmas. To have a look click here.
Autumn Newsletter 2013
This term's newsletter has articles on Go Global, coach trips, preventing burglaries, immigration, the shuttle bus, HOST, changing address, insurance, the Sirius Programme, Nightline and banking.
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Welcome newsletter 2013
The International Office would like to extend a welcome to all new international students. This newsletter has information on bank accounts and police registration that you may find useful as well as opportunities to take part in coach trips and stay with HOST families for a weekend to see other parts of the UK.
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Immigration Advice Service
The Immigration Advice Service have added a new feature to their appointment booking page. You can now
- Telephone the International Office reception on 024 7652 3706 (internal extension 23706)
- Drop in to the International Office reception on the first floor of University House
- Complete an online booking form
The Home Office has further been expanding its premium and priority services for out-of-country applications. Premium and priority services allow applicants to have their visa applications placed at the front of the queue once received by UK Visas and Immigration.
If you have any further queries about this news item please do not hesitate to contact the Immigration Service at email@example.com or on 02476 523706.
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