UK says Nigerian students not permitted to bring families
A new law by the United Kingdom has barred Nigerian students seeking post-graduate education from bringing their families over to the country. The law however makes a proviso to allow dependents “under specific circumstances.”
Sky News is reporting that under the new rule, the UK will remove the permission for international students to switch out of the student route and into work routes before their studies have been completed to prevent misuse of the visa system.
“There will also be a review of the maintenance requirement for students and dependents and a crackdown on “unscrupulous” education agents “who make use of inappropriate applications to sell immigration, not education”.
The change takes effect from January 2024, in order to allow current students adapt to the new rule.
Home Secretary Suella Braverman said recent immigration figures had shown an “unexpected rise” in the number of dependants coming to the UK alongside international students.