Britain tightens student visas

source: News24
2010-02-07 23:22

London – Britain is tightening its rules on student visas to prevent people from flouting the rules and working illegally.

The changes – which are effective immediately – won’t stop genuine students from travelling to Britain to study but will close an avenue that has been exploited, Home Secretary Alan Johnson said on Sunday.

“There’s an awful lot more of adults, not young people, not coming to study degrees at universities but coming on short courses into this country,” Johnson told the BBC.

Asked if many of those students were “bogus” Johnson said, “Yes, yes”.

Under the new rules, those from outside the European Union who come to [continue reading]

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