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Home Office makes urgent provision for students relying on International Baccalaureate qualification

Comes to rescue of students applying for the UK university courses

Tags: Border Agency, UCAS, Tier 4 visa


21st August 2009:
The Home Office has made urgent provision for students relying on an International Baccalaureate qualification to enable them to apply under Tier 4 of the points-based system.
The Home Office said: It has come to our attention that students relying on International Baccalaureate qualifications awarded on 5 July 2009 will not be issued with a paper transcript giving their results, and will not receive their award certificates in time, to apply for United Kingdom university courses starting in September this year.
To enable these students to apply under Tier 4 of the points-based system, we have made urgent provision for students relying on an International Baccalaureate qualification.
Where a sponsor has assessed a student on the basis of an International Baccalaureate award awarded on 5 July 2009, it must clearly explain in the student’s confirmation of acceptance for studies/visa letter that it has confirmed the student’s results using either the UCAS or International Baccalaureate Office online checking systems.
If the Tier 4 sponsor has already issued the student’s confirmation of acceptance for studies/visa letter, it must provide the student with a separate letter explaining that it has confirmed the student’s results using either the UCAS or International Baccalaureate Office online checking systems. The student must include this letter with their Tier 4 application.
When a student applies for their Tier 4 visa, they will need to provide a printout of their results from the UCAS or International Baccalaureate Office online checking service. Full details of the actions that students must take are included in a new addendum to the Tier 4 migrant guidance, which can be downloaded from the Border Agency website.

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