The Indians students in UK are in trouble because of a new visa rule. They have badly hit by the new strict immigration rules. The new rules reportedly disenfranchise non-European nationals in the country despite of holding Highly Skilled Migrant visas.
The Indians said that they had switched from student visas to the HSM Program (HSMP). The HSPM visa allows non-European nationals to work in Britain and settling in UK. Now, Britain has changed its criteria for HSMP visas and the new rule came into force in early December last year.
At least 30,000 Indian HSMP visa-holders have been affected and they have formed a campaign group, HSMP Forum Ltd, to fight and to establish the old rule again.
On February 6, the forum filed a case in the London High Court asking for a judicial review to end the government’s punitive visa policies.
Amit Kapadia of the HSMP Forum said;
The Indians switched to HSMP visas after completing their higher studies. But now, they won’t qualify for further HSMP visa extension.
The new change in HSMP extension rules doesn’t allow people to continue their careers and settle in UK due to the unfair changes to the HSMP extension criteria.