ANNOUNCEMENT 03 Mar 2010In March 2010, the British government announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.
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February 10, 2010
Visa cuts for non-EU students
February 13, 2010
Changes to the student visa applications from 3 March 2010
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From March 3, 2010 students from outside Europe will have to meet stricter criteria when entering the UK. The new regulation states that non-EU students:
Additionally, work permit for non-EU students studying at below degree level will be more restrictive allowing them to work only a limited number of hours. Dependants of such persons are not allowed to work in the UK at all, except when they qualify for work permit themselves.
The Home Secretary Alan Johnson said: We want foreign students to come here to study, not to work illegally, and today we have set out necessary steps which will maintain the robustness of the system we introduced last year.