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Overseas Students: EEA Nationals

Home Office written question – answered on 7th March 2019.

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Photo of Ian Murray Ian Murray Labour, Edinburgh South

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2019 to Question 225480, whether international students would be guaranteed a student visa under the new immigration system once their European Temporary Leave to Remain runs out, provided they pass an additional criminality check, without additional cost or administrative burden.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The Government has been clear that there is no limit on the number of genuine international students who can come to study in the UK and there is no intention to impose one.

An EEA national who has been studying in the UK prior to applying for a visa or leave to remain for the purposes of study will be able to do so either under the current Tier 4 route or under the future system. There is no rea-son they should be unable to obtain such permission provided that they meet the requirements of the Immigration Rules at that time.

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