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Latest news and developments in visa and federal loans policy

11 June 2021 - Covid-19 concession updates

Today the Home Office have updated the concessions relating to the impact of covid-19 on visa holders.

The most important update relates to the Graduate route; students who began a course of 12 months or less in 2020 via distance learning, and who have not previously entered the UK to study now must arrive in the UK either before their visa ends or by 27 September 2021, whichever is sooner. This removes the previous date of 21 June 2021.

There are also new changes that impact those looking to apply for Student visas in the UK. If you have questions regarding any of these further changes, please get in touch.

10 June 2021 - graduate route webinar slides

On Thursday 10 June 2021, ISSO ran a webinar on the Graduate Route, opening 1 July 2021. 

You can find the slides from the presentation here.

8 June 2021 - red, amber, green list updates

The Government has updated the UK's red, amber, and green list.

Details of the changes can be found here.

1 June 2021 - updated blog from UKCISA on working restrictions

UKCISA have updated their incredibly useful blog on working definitions and how certain types of work may affect Student and Tier 4 visas. 

The blog can be found here

26 May 2021 - Prepare for Work online course from Study UK

UKCISA have shared details on an upcoming course run by Study UK designed to help you navigate the job market in the UK.

Details can be found here.

4 March 2021 - upcoming changes to immigration rules

Today the Home Office released details of upcoming rule changes.

These changes will bring in the new Graduate route, close the Doctorate Extension Scheme, and make minor changes to the Student route. 

For further details on these changes and how they may affect you, please contact us.