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22nd May 2023 By The Global Heroes Migration

This week, rules prohibiting the entry of family members of overseas students are anticipated to be announced in the UK.

The action comes in response to claims that net migration to the UK has reached 1 million, and Tory MPs have urged Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to "get a grip on the rocketing numbers."

The UK's current immigration rules allows dependents to travel with their parents or spouses who are in possession of a valid student visa.

The story states that the immigration crackdown would reportedly be announced by UK officials on Tuesday or Wednesday.

All master's students and certain other post-graduates will be affected by the restriction, although highly qualified PhD students whose programs run three to five years will be exempt.

Nigerians made up the majority of the rise in dependents accompanying individuals with study visas in 2022, therefore if enacted, the crackdown will have an impact on many Nigerian students seeking to complete their postgraduate studies in the UK.

The UK was still enforcing the restriction, according to a February story from The Times (UK), and Sunak and Suella Braverman, the home secretary, were growing increasingly worried following a nearly eightfold increase in the number of families enrolling foreign students.

The home secretary reportedly thought about changing the graduate visa process, according to media sources.

Her plan would require international students to either secure a work visa by landing a skilled job or leave the UK within six months of finishing their education.

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