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    • Points based migration and Colleges Robert Russell June 2009
    • International Students: Colleges’ tuition fee income £m
    • Points based migration: Sponsorship
      • All organisations wishing to:
        • offer places in the UK to potential students from outside the EEA onto courses of longer than six months
        • retain existing non-EEA students already in the UK
      • for the purposes of working (Tier 2), visiting lecturers or voluntary workers (Tier 5) or studying (Tier 4) must be registered as a Sponsor
      • NB. Private education providers must be accredited by an approved accreditation body before they can qualify for as sponsors and offer places to non-EEA students
    • Points based migration: EEA countries (for UKBA purposes) Austria Greece Norway Belgium Hungary Poland Bulgaria Iceland Portugal Cyprus Italy Romania Czech Republic Latvia Slovak Republic Denmark Liechtenstein Slovenia Estonia Lithuania Spain Finland Luxembourg Sweden France Malta and Switzerland Germany Netherlands
    • Points based migration: Sponsorship
      • Sponsors will initially be classified Category A or B (but only a handful are currently classified as “B”)
      • Over 1,500 Institutions on the Sponsor register including 204 traditional Colleges
      • Sponsor register does contain some English Language schools, but not all Language schools
    • Points based migration: Student routes
    • Student visitors
    • PBS: Child students
    • PBS: Child students – cash requirement
    • PBS: General students
    • PBS: Work placement courses
    • PBS: General Students – cash requirement Course length Where Cash requirement Nine months or less In Greater London or Central London Course fees and £800 for each month of the course, less cash paid to College in advance Nine months or less Outside London Course fees and £600 for each month of the course, less cash paid to College More than nine months In Greater London or Central London Fees for first year and £7,200, less cash paid to College More than nine months Outside London Fees for first year and £5,400, less cash paid to College
    • Issuing Offer letters to students – 2009 Process No Yes Applicant applies to UK Visas with letter & other information and pays £145 Applicant applies to UKBA for new visa with letter & other information and pays £357 Applicant in UK?
    • Sample letter
      • DATE
      • Please see information below in support of Mr Da Silva’s Immigration Application.:
      • Route of Application: Tier 4 General Student
      • Applicant Details
      • Name : Marco Da Silva
      • Nationality : Brazilian
      • Passport number : (Optional) C357837900
      • College Sponsor Details
      • Licence Number : SL567TWX
      • Address : 3 Example Avenue , Example Village, GB, AA1 1AA
      • Contact Tel Details : 0123456789
      • Course Details
      • Title : Web Design
      • Academic level : L4 Diploma
      • Start Date : 13/10/09
      • End Date : 22/09/11
      • Hours per week : Minimum 15 hours during term time
      • Documents used to obtain the offer
      • Type of Qualification: Pass Certificate, Computer Basics & MS Office
      • Level : L3 Diploma
      • Awarding body :School of IT & Computing, Rio de Janeiro
      • Financial
      • Course Fees : £5,000
      • Fees Paid to Date : £1,000
      • Fees outstanding £4,000
      • Regards
      • Mary Williams
      • Principal
      CORRECT: This visa letter shows all required information for this applicant.
    • Issuing Certificates of Sponsorship to students – 2010 Process No Yes Applicant applies to UK Visas with CAS & other required Information and pays £145. Visa will be rejected if applicant is in breach of any rules . CAS status will be available for College Applicant applies to UKBA with CAS & other information and pays £357. Visa will be rejected if applicant is in breach of any rules. CAS status will be available to College Applicant In UK?
    • PBS: Main Colle ge responsibilities
      • To make sure potential students can undertake course of study and meets criteria
      • To ID students and file a photocopy of each overseas student’s passport
      • To provide relevant documentation to UKBA officers on request
      • To allow the UKBA’s officers access to any of your premises on demand
      • To adhere to any action plan agreed with UKBA
      • To notify the UKBA if College has merged and of any changes to L1 personnel or authorising officer
      • To inform UKBA if the overseas student:
        • does not turn up for course
        • takes any unauthorised absence from their studies (i.e. ten missed contacts)
        • discontinues their studies
    • PBS: Potential problems for sponsors
      • Students making multiple applications
      • Students failing to inform sponsor of a change of mind or circumstances
      • Students failing to turn up
      • Students making fraudulent applications
      • Students using a CAS which fixes student to College and then enrolling at other College
      • Students disappearing
      • ....will result in loss of income and possible damage to category status
    • PBS: Action to prevent loss
      • Taking ID of potential students when they are recruited
      • Introduce and record robust system of vetting third parties involved in recruitment
      • Take a large deposit from students before making an offer to them, including an element of non-refundable deposit
    • PBS: Tier 2
    • PBS: Tier 2 Applicant applies to UK Visas with COS. Visa will be rejected if applicant is in breach of any rules . COS status will be available to College *Nationals from the following countries are exempt from the £170 fee Albania; Andorra; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Croatia; Georgia; FYR Macedonia; Moldova; Turkey & Ukraine
    • PBS: Tier 5
    • PBS: Tier 5 No Yes Applicant applies to UK Visas with COS. Visa will be rejected if applicant is in breach of any rules . COS status will be available to College Applicant applies to UKBA with COS Visa will be rejected if applicant is in breach of any rules. COS status will be available to College Applicant In UK?
    • S anctions Available Prosecuted for facilitation or trafficking; employers could be imprisoned for up to 14 years and/or receive an unlimited fine. Disbarred as a company director/officer as a result of prosecution; employers convicted of knowingly recruiting illegal migrants to study or work could be disqualified from forming or managing a company. Prosecuted for knowingly employing an illegal student worker; employers could be imprisoned for up to two years and/or receive an unlimited fine. Prosecuted for the procuring/use of fraudulent identity documents; employers could be imprisoned for up to two years and/or receive an unlimited fine. Served with a civil penalty; the sliding scale allows for heavier penalties for repeat offenders. Removed from the PBS sponsorship register; meaning that a College is unable to bring any students to the UK. Down-graded on the PBS sponsorship register. A ‘B’ rating will be publicised and will entail a detailed action plan of measures which a College will have to satisfy to regain an ‘A’ rating. Written warning for educating an illegal student; followed by close attention from UKBA enforcement and compliance teams. Required action plan; listing the steps that a B-rated sponsor needs to take in order fully to comply with its obligations and obtain an A-rating. Educational visit to premises; to support College’s compliance with the law.
    • Contacts Contact: [email_address] 020 7034 9900 AoC website www.aoc.co.uk/en/Policy_and_Advisory_Work /aoc_international/overseas_student_recruitment.cfm UKBA website: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk