Written question answered on Wednesday 11 July 2018
Priti Patel MP (Conservatives) asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 2 July 2018 to Question 157145 on Overseas Students: India, what factors were considered as part of the objective analysis; what risk profile is assigned to India; and what steps the Indian authorities should take to enable students from India to qualify under Appendix H of the Immigration Rules.
Answered on 11 July 2018 by Caroline Nokes, Minister of State for Immigration:
The addition of new countries and competent authorities to Appendix H is based on objective data. As stated in my previous response to PQ 157145, the factors which are considered include the volume of students from a country and their Tier 4 immigration compliance risk.
Information on risk profiles is sensitive and cannot be disclosed.
We will keep Appendix H under review, adding and removing countries and competent authorities from this list based on objective criteria at each refresh.
As with all international students, Indian students should continue to ensure that they comply with the Tier 4 immigration rules and the conditions attached to their grant of Tier 4 leave.
- Posted by Rhys Newcombe-Jones
- On 12/07/2018