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star this property date less than 2017-10-17more like thismore than 2017-10-17
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) average and (b) longest waiting time was for non-straightforward Tier 4 visa applications in each quarter of each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 108208 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-25more like thismore than 2017-10-25
star this property answer text <p>The published information on processing times for visa applications is published as part of the Migration Transparency data, available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-operations-transparency-data-august-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-operations-transparency-data-august-2017</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2017-10-25T16:08:14.663Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-25T16:08:14.663Z
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4009
star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
star this property tabling member
4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
782819
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was accrued to the public purse from charging international students applying for Tier 4 student visas in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 111112 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-08more like thismore than 2017-11-08
star this property answer text <p>Visa income is not differentiated between the various categories in which they are received.</p><p>Visa volumes by broad category (study, work etc) are published in the data section of this webpage: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-january-to-march-2017/why-do-people-come-to-the-uk-3-to-study#data-tables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-january-to-march-2017/why-do-people-come-to-the-uk-3-to-study#data-tables</a></p><p>Fees and unit costs are also published, for example, for 2017/18:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/606616/Unit_cost_table_2017.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/606616/Unit_cost_table_2017.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2017-11-08T14:54:29.56Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-08T14:54:29.56Z
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4009
star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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4425
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
833820
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-30more like thismore than 2018-01-30
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's news story, Twenty three universities join student visa pilot, published on 18 December 2017, what criteria universities were required to fulfil in order to take part in that pilot. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bromley and Chislehurst more like this
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Robert Neill more like this
star this property uin 125578 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
star this property answer text <p>The Tier 4 visa pilot, helps to streamline the visa process for international students looking to study on a Masters’ course, in the UK, of 13 months or less. The pilot also helps to support students who wish to switch into a work route and take up a graduate role, by extending the leave period following the end of their study to up to six months.</p><p>23 additional institutions were selected to participate based on having the consistently lowest visa refusal rates for their region or country. The evaluation of the pilot is ongoing, with an interim report due to be published in the summer of 2018. The primary focus of the evaluation is to assess the impact of the Tier 4 visa pilot on UK education institutions’ competitiveness in terms of attracting international students and the ability of international students to switch into a work route. Engaging more sponsors to participate in the pilot will provide additional evidence for the evaluation to ensure it more accurately represents the diversity of the sector. Once evaluated, we will consider whether to introduce the offer being tested with the pilot into the Immigration Rules and make it policy.</p><p>We regularly engage with the education sector on student migration policy, including the Tier 4 visa pilot. We hold a quarterly Education Sector Forum with key representatives from the sector including the devolved administrations.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
125579 more like this
125580 more like this
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less than 2018-02-06T16:23:10.057Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T16:23:10.057Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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1601
unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Neill more like this
833821
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-30more like thismore than 2018-01-30
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many representations the Department has received from universities wanting to take part in the expanded student visa pilot scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bromley and Chislehurst more like this
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Robert Neill more like this
star this property uin 125579 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
star this property answer text <p>The Tier 4 visa pilot, helps to streamline the visa process for international students looking to study on a Masters’ course, in the UK, of 13 months or less. The pilot also helps to support students who wish to switch into a work route and take up a graduate role, by extending the leave period following the end of their study to up to six months.</p><p>23 additional institutions were selected to participate based on having the consistently lowest visa refusal rates for their region or country. The evaluation of the pilot is ongoing, with an interim report due to be published in the summer of 2018. The primary focus of the evaluation is to assess the impact of the Tier 4 visa pilot on UK education institutions’ competitiveness in terms of attracting international students and the ability of international students to switch into a work route. Engaging more sponsors to participate in the pilot will provide additional evidence for the evaluation to ensure it more accurately represents the diversity of the sector. Once evaluated, we will consider whether to introduce the offer being tested with the pilot into the Immigration Rules and make it policy.</p><p>We regularly engage with the education sector on student migration policy, including the Tier 4 visa pilot. We hold a quarterly Education Sector Forum with key representatives from the sector including the devolved administrations.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
125578 more like this
125580 more like this
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less than 2018-02-06T16:23:10.117Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T16:23:10.117Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
1601
unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Neill more like this
833822
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-30more like thismore than 2018-01-30
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to further expand the student visa pilot scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bromley and Chislehurst more like this
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Robert Neill more like this
star this property uin 125580 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
star this property answer text <p>The Tier 4 visa pilot, helps to streamline the visa process for international students looking to study on a Masters’ course, in the UK, of 13 months or less. The pilot also helps to support students who wish to switch into a work route and take up a graduate role, by extending the leave period following the end of their study to up to six months.</p><p>23 additional institutions were selected to participate based on having the consistently lowest visa refusal rates for their region or country. The evaluation of the pilot is ongoing, with an interim report due to be published in the summer of 2018. The primary focus of the evaluation is to assess the impact of the Tier 4 visa pilot on UK education institutions’ competitiveness in terms of attracting international students and the ability of international students to switch into a work route. Engaging more sponsors to participate in the pilot will provide additional evidence for the evaluation to ensure it more accurately represents the diversity of the sector. Once evaluated, we will consider whether to introduce the offer being tested with the pilot into the Immigration Rules and make it policy.</p><p>We regularly engage with the education sector on student migration policy, including the Tier 4 visa pilot. We hold a quarterly Education Sector Forum with key representatives from the sector including the devolved administrations.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
125578 more like this
125579 more like this
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less than 2018-02-06T16:23:10.18Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T16:23:10.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
1601
unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Neill more like this
422686
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star this property date less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies renewal applications for the 2015-16 academic year took longer than 18 weeks for a final decision to be made by the UK Visa and Immigration Service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 12645 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-28more like thismore than 2015-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The proportion of Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) renewal applications received between 1 September 2014 and 20 October 2015, where CAS may have been assigned for study during the academic year 2015-2016, which exceeded the service standard of 18 weeks was 60 out of a total of 2259 requests.</p><p>The average time to process Confirmations of Acceptance for Studies renewal applications received between 1 September 2014 and 20 October 2015, where CAS may have been assigned for study during the academic year 2015-2016, was 32 days.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
unstar this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 12646 more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T13:53:35.863Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T13:53:35.863Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
422687
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken by UK Visa and Immigration Service was to process Confirmations of Acceptance for Studies renewal applications for the 2015-16 academic year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 12646 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-28more like thismore than 2015-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The proportion of Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) renewal applications received between 1 September 2014 and 20 October 2015, where CAS may have been assigned for study during the academic year 2015-2016, which exceeded the service standard of 18 weeks was 60 out of a total of 2259 requests.</p><p>The average time to process Confirmations of Acceptance for Studies renewal applications received between 1 September 2014 and 20 October 2015, where CAS may have been assigned for study during the academic year 2015-2016, was 32 days.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
unstar this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 12645 more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T13:53:35.927Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T13:53:35.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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4382
unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
838222
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star this property date less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of credibility interviews for Tier 4 visa applications that have taken place since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 127120 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
star this property answer text <p>The specific information that has been requested is not included in statistics published by the Home Office.</p><p> </p><p>Information on the number of applications and decisions (i.e. grants, refusals, withdrawn and lapsed cases) is published quarterly in the Home Office’s Immigration Statistics, Visas volume 1, table vi_01_q, latest edition at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-july-to-september-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-july-to-september-2017</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-02-20T12:09:23.533Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-20T12:09:23.533Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
847119
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star this property date less than 2018-02-22more like thismore than 2018-02-22
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant the the Answer of 15 January 2018 to Question 121748, what criteria her Department uses for setting overseas student fees if visa income is not differentiated between the various categories in which they are received. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 129293 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
star this property answer text <p>The Immigration Act 2014 is the primary legislation which gives the Home Office statutory powers to set fees for all immigration and nationality applications. The relevant sections of the Act relating to fees are 68 to 70 which can be found on pages 58 to 61 of the following link.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/22/pdfs/ukpga_20140022_en.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/22/pdfs/ukpga_20140022_en.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-02-27T17:27:35.45Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-27T17:27:35.45Z
star this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-04-13more like thismore than 2018-04-13
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of tier 4 visa applications for students have been processed within the service level agreement timescales in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 135755 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-08-13more like thismore than 2018-08-13
star this property answer text <p>The available information on processing of Tier 4 out of country visa (and in-country visa) applications against service standards is published in the transparency data at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-transparency-data#uk-visas-and-immigration" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-transparency-data#uk-visas-and-immigration</a></p><p>The latest available data indicates the vast majority, 98.1% (and 99.8%) of straightforward cases were dealt with within service standards.</p><p>Information on students who may have missed their university start date is not collated for publication on Home Office visa case-working systems.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 135756 more like this
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less than 2018-08-13T13:46:17.673Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-13T13:46:17.673Z
star this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this