UK has made announcements of lifting the temporary ban on Tier 4 (General Student) Visa from the applications made by Indian students from North India (centres included New Delhi, Chandigarh and Jalandhar). The lift has come after six months when the temporary suspension came into action. After one month, the suspension was fractionally lifted for certain foundation courses as well as courses meant for post graduate studies.
According to an official statement, the amendment should be considered as an immediate effect as the applications can start applying for the same. It also stated that commencing August 12 onwards, suspensions on other courses would also be removed, barring the English language courses. The suspension of the English language courses would continue to hold its existence by the UK Border Agency.
Also, reports say that the UKBA would soon come out with a secure English test requirement on August 12. It would be meant for applicants intending to apply Tier 4 (General Student) visas.
Applicants who are going for courses that are below degree level (barring the foundation courses and English level courses), they are required to pass the English language test. It is essential to take this test a UK Border Agency-approved provider before going for the application process of a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).
For those planning to file applications under the Tier 4 (General Student) visa category from August 12 would be required to clear the secure English. This is also applicable for those applying for a CAS.