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What happens when institution's Tier 4 license is revoked?

Posted by admin September 9th, 2014 | 5315 Views

What happens when institution's Tier 4 license is revoked?

The Home Office has a responsibility to take immediate action where we have reason to believe that a sponsor is no longer fulfilling its obligations. Education providers have a duty to take their immigration responsibilities seriously.

International Students with applications outstanding:
they will be given a period of time to find a new sponsor and the application is kept on hold

International Students with leave at the institution:
in most cases they will have their leave curtailed down to 60 days (starting from the date of notification by the Home Office) in which to find a new sponsor

International Students overseas who have not yet travelled:
will have their visa cancelled. If the student does travel to the UK they will be refused entry.

International Students seeking a refund of any fees will need to discuss this with their educational institution:
the Home Office cannot become involved in these discussions as it is a contractual issue between an individual and their education provider. If an individual feels that they have been the victim of financial fraud then they should contact the Police or seek legal advice.

Students who are still unclear or concerned about their immigration status, can contact our dedicated support line: Home Office on 0114 207 1688 (UK) or 0044 114 207 1688 (outside UK) between 9:00am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday and 9:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday.

The working group are currently developing a process to help students at institutions that have had their sponsor licence revoked or surrendered,to find an alternative sponsor.

Members of the sponsorship working group include:

1.Association of Colleges (AoC)

2.Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS)

3.British Council (BC)

4.English UK

5.Guild HE

6.Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)

7.Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW)


9.National Union of Students (NUS)

10.Russell Group

11.Scottish Funding Council

12.Study UK


14.UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)

15.Universities UK (UUK)

16.University Alliance

17.Welsh Assembly Government


Source: www.gov.uk

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