Updated information from UKBA for students affected by college closures

Read this article carefully if your Tier 4 college revoked or suspended recently. This guide will help you to understand how you should take action when your Tier 4 institutes licence revoked or suspended by UKBA.

12 December 2011

UKCISA has received written confirmation from the UK Border Agency (UKBA) about two issues affecting students affected by college closures.

Curtailment of immigration permission

UKBA has confirmed that if your college closure leads to your immigration permission being curtailed (shortened) they will not use the date that your institution’s licence is revoked as the start point for your curtailment period.

If your leave is to be curtailed, it will be shortened to 60 days from the date the UKBA make the decision to curtail it (i.e. we understand this to mean, as we had previously thought, the day they notify you in writing), which will be later than the date that your institution’s licence is revoked.

Reduced maintenance provision arrangements

UKBA has also confirmed that if your college closes before you have finished your course of study with them, and you wish to apply for further leave to remain to study with another institution, then you will be able to show a reduced maintenance level (“established presence” in the UK) in your immigration application. However, you must have completed at least six months of your course at the closed institution.

You will be able to do this, even if the Immigration Rules and Policy Guidance appear not to allow you to (because you will have neither finished a single course nor be applying for continued study on a course).You will still have to meet all other related requirements, in Rules and guidance, for your maintenance provision.Read the letter from the Home Office explaining the position (dated 6 December 2011)We still recommend that you show the full maintenance provision, if you can. However, if you need to rely on having an “established presence”, we recommend that you print out a copy of this letter and include it with your Tier 4 application. Source: UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)

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17 comments… add one
  • Raman
    January 31, 2012, 7:04 pm Reply

    Hi I want to know the highly trusted college in Birmingham based on fees in instalments ,I passed my level 7 diploma.please guide me about course,college,fees etc fully thanks

  • foysal
    August 27, 2012, 12:55 pm Reply

    I wanna know LBSF . Is it blacklisted? If i admit this college may I got work permit? I have 5.5 each component and I had BBA certificate.

    • admin
      August 29, 2012, 11:49 pm Reply

      LSBF is a private Highly Trusted College and according to UKBA Tier 4 policy on public funded institute student will be able to get work rights. Thanks.

  • Ghulam Murtaza
    December 27, 2012, 8:48 pm Reply

    My college at this time in legacy position now what should I do. Please help me because I am very upset if my college is revoked how much show maintenance in my account I enter in uk 18/8/2012.

    • mukesh lata
      February 18, 2013, 12:17 pm Reply

      but i going collage aderess closs my collage no phone no

  • Mukesh Lata
    February 11, 2013, 11:34 am Reply

    My collage uk education professnal hammersmith Blacklist I need new collage

    • admin
      February 16, 2013, 6:59 pm Reply

      Dear Mukesh

      But this college is Highly Trusted Sponsor listed on UKBA Tier 4 sponsor list.

  • mahbub
    February 14, 2013, 11:49 pm Reply

    I want to know about catford college ( lewsham in London )Is it in blacklist
    Please let me know and help me if the college is be in blacklist or revoked what should I do?

  • salman patel
    February 24, 2013, 10:42 pm Reply

    I want know about uk cat college is in manchester is work permission allow for student in this college

    March 5, 2013, 9:17 pm Reply

    Drear Advisor
    My college was revoked November 2012. last few days a lot of students get a letter from UKBA where UKBA wrote about their visa curtailment and give them about 60 days to make a fresh application under a new sponsor. but i do not receive a letter yet from UKBA. would it be a good decision to submit a fresh application to UKBA before they send me a visa curtail letter or should i wait for the letter?

    • admin
      March 6, 2013, 6:44 pm Reply

      Yes it would be a good decision if you apply for visa right now and don’t wait for UKBA letter.

  • maruf
    March 10, 2013, 2:22 am Reply

    i got tier4 visa in april 2011 nd my college was revoked in november 2011 and still i havent receive any letter from ukba.but till now i didnt apply for new visa . my visa is expiring on 31 st july2013.what should i do now.

    • admin
      March 10, 2013, 9:58 pm Reply

      Dear Maruf

      Perhaps you can send email to UKBA by stating your current situation and ask for a letter to change your sponsor. Alternatively get admission ASAP to secure and save your time rather than waiting letter from UKBA. Thanks.

  • Ritesh Patel
    March 30, 2013, 8:39 am Reply

    Dear Sir,

    May i know which date North London Management School license are revoked by ukba?????

  • Suzanna Musayeva
    April 26, 2013, 4:58 pm Reply

    may i know London School of Law when their hts is expiring

  • Maryam
    December 9, 2013, 1:00 pm Reply

    Hy I need to know that Manchester City college of technology is suspended or evoked if it is evoked then rly me as fast as u can?

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