UK immigration officials team to answer all Indian students concerning new visa rules

July 15, 2015
UK immigration team to answer Indians students concerning visas

The announcement of new visa rules on student visa with an intention to sent back student immigrants after their studies had already raised the fears among the students.

Britain now decided to clear the fears by answering the questions from potential students coming from India about the new visa rules that are expected to take effect from next year.

On Monday UK home secretary Theresa May announces to stop the immigrant students in colleges making a “backdoor entry to a British visa”.

With the announcement of new visa rules in UK, Indian students already recorded a 25 percent dip visiting its universities. So, to allay fears UK visas and immigration team decided to create awareness about new visa rules by answering the queries.

The team will answer all the questions related to student visa and general visas from Indians over facebook and twitter on 17th July 2015.

UK always maintained India is one of their priority countries concerning issuance of visas. In the past five years, about 70,000 business visas on an average per year issued to Indians. Officials say, issuance rate to number of applicants is very high to Indians at 97 percent.

With 400,000 Indian visa applications processing every year, India remains biggest receiver of UK visas in the world.

Tourism is a major contributor to UK economy with 9 percent of its GDP. Sir James Bevan said “we are aiming to attract 40 million tourists a year Indians are central to our ambition. The rise of middle class and their prosperity makes Indians travel abroad more and more, so we wanted to offer UK as their priority destination”.


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