UK to ban students from bringing family members over

The United Kingdom is preparing to unveil additional measures that are expected to prevent Nigerian students and students of other nationalities studying in the UK from bringing their families with them.

An exclusive report by The Sun UK states that this crackdown is set to be announced within this week.

Under these new regulations, all master’s students and a significant number of other postgraduate students will be prohibited from bringing their families. However, it is important to note that this ban will not affect PhD students, who typically pursue courses lasting between 3 and 5 years and possess advanced skills, as reported by the UK media outlet.

The Sun reports that “Rishi Sunak is expected to come out fighting on immigration – pointing out they are figures he inherited as they date back to the year ending December 2022 – two months after he became PM.

There has been an explosion in the number of people coming to Britain piggybacking on their relative’s student visa.

“Students brought 135,788 family members to Britain last year – nine times more than in 2019.

Last year, 59,053 Nigerian students brought over 60,923 relatives.”

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