Written question answered on Wednesday 11 July 2018
Lord Bilimoria (Cross Bench) asked Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they used to determine which countries qualified for the recent relaxation of Tier 4 visa requirements for overseas students; and of those, which were not met by India.
Answered on 11 July 2018 by Baroness Williams of Trafford, Minister of State (Home Office):
The addition of new countries and competent authorities to Appendix H is based on objective data. The factors which are considered include the volume of students from a country and their Tier 4 immigration compliance risk. We will keep Appendix H under review, adding and removing countries and competent authorities from this list, based on objective criteria at each refresh.
- Posted by Rhys Newcombe-Jones
- On 23/07/2018