Educational Providers | Immigration Compliance & Management
Educational Providers which includes Universities and Colleges need to continue acting responsibly after their licence is issued or risk losing your licence. The UK Border Agency has the power to revoke your licence at any time if they feel you are not complying with their requirements. Call us today on 0207 237 3388 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UK Border Agency must be satisfied that the 5 key areas are being managed and followed at all times. We would normally audit your system in place once a month, analyse your system, suggest improvements and work with you to ensure we set up or make amendments to policies in line with the UK Border Agency.
Furthermore, when issuing Confirmation of Acceptance Studies (CAS) numbers to students, we normally advise and look at the process of this, raising any issues that we believe that would result in non-compliance. We would access your Sponsorship Management System (SMS) on a monthly basis to ensure there is full compliance and we address any concerns with your Key Contact.
Application Management is a key element to our “Managed Service” and its benefit to key stakeholders such as you as an organisation, your students and your business operation. By focussing our energy to build a robust system is fundamental to an application being successful and creating an application with care can eliminate a number of issues. We get involved from the very start by supporting your colleagues to prepare good applications, ensure that CAS numbers are assigned correctly and they are following the Immigration Rules HC395. Whether it is an entry clearance or leave to remain including switching to other categories, we would carefully advise your colleagues the best course of action.
The UKBA has a provision for education providers to send batches of applications; therefore we would get involved in ensuring all the details of the form have been completed correctly. Importantly, as there are no appeal rights for invalid applications, it is imperative that we complete the form correctly. We would also ensure that the documents supplied are correct and flag any issues. All of this is done through sending us electronic versions of the application form and all supporting documents. We will also support in writing a good policy document outlining how the applicant has met the requirements of the Immigration Rules HC395.