Rishi Sunak under pressure to crackdown on international student from being families

United Kingdom to announce restrictions that will prevent foreign students from bringing family members into the country this week. The move follows reports that the number of net migration to the UK has reached 1 million with Tory MPs asking Chancellor Rishi Sunak to ‘control the spike in numbers’.

Current UK immigration law allows dependents to be accompanied by their spouse or parents, who hold a valid student visa. According to reports, British ministers are expected to announce the immigration crackdown on Tuesday or Wednesday.

The ban will affect all master’s students and some other postgraduate students, but it will not apply to highly qualified doctoral students whose courses last between three and five years. If implemented, the crackdown would affect many Nigerian students hoping to continue their postgraduate studies in the UK, as they account for the largest increase in the number of dependents traveling with student visa in 2022.

The Times (UK) also reported in February that the UK was imposing a ban and Home Secretary Sunak and Suella Braverman were increasingly concerned after an increase in the number of family members joining foreign students. almost 8 times.

The media has reported how the Home Secretary is planning to reform the visa route for graduates.
Under his suggestion, international students should either apply for a work visa by finding a skilled job or leave the UK within six months of completing their studies.

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