Employers Must Use Form I-9

Beginning Jan. 22, 2017, employers must use the 11/14/2016 N version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to verify the identity and work eligibility of every new employee hired after Nov. 6, 1986, or for the reverification of expiring employment authorization of current employees (if applicable). This date is found on the lower left hand corner of the form.  Prior versions of the form will no longer be valid for use.  Employers who fail to use Form I-9 11/14/2016 N on or after Jan. 22, 2017 may be subject to all applicable penalties under section 274A of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324a, as enforced by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Employers should continue to follow existing storage and retention rules for each previously completed Form I-9.

You can complete Form I-9 electronically on a fillable PDF or by hand by downloading the PDF. You should use the latest version of the free Adobe Reader. The Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari web browsers will prompt you to open or save the form.

Visit I-9 Central for more information.

UKVI Update - December 2016

UKVI recently launched a new scanning process for customers applying across India for standard Tier 1, 2, 4 and 5 visas as well as EEA applications and settlement visas. Supporting documents for these visa applications will now be scanned at the Visa Application Centre and sent electronically to UKVI by VFS. This will allow customers to keep hold of their original documents. Photocopies can be submitted, but they must be clear and legible.

 

Applicants should continue to apply for their visa and book their visa appointment via www.gov.uk/apply-uk-visa

In order to avoid delays in the Visa Application Centre it is recommended that customers follow the instructions below:

 Where possible all documents should be A4 size. 

 Any documents which are smaller or larger than A4 size, should be photocopied onto A4 sized paper. This includes the pages of any previous passports.

All documents should be free from any clips/pins before they are submitted.

Torn, crumpled or heavily creased documents cannot be scanned and therefore should be photocopied onto A4 sized paper before they are submitted.

Presenting the documents in the format set out above will allow us to scan them more quickly, return them more quickly, and reduce customer’s waiting time at the Visa Application Centre.

 

German state to reintroduce fees for int’l students

“We would have a negative impact on our welcome culture, internationalisation and professionalism”

A southwest state in Germany has announced plans to reintroduce tuition fees for international students from next year, in an attempt to fill a funding gap.

The minister of science, research and the arts, Theresia Bauer, has announced plans to charge €1,500 a semester to international students outside of the EU studying at institutions in the state of Baden-Württemberg.

The fees are planned to be introduced at the start of the next academic year, to help fill the government department’s €48m funding gap.

The World University Service, a network of non-governmental organisations in the fields of education, said in a statement that it is “strongly opposed” to the request to implement tuition fees for international students.

“I am very surprised that the minister of science, Theresia Bauer, is trying to compensate for the budgetary constraints of the “Green-Christian Democratic Union government” by means of study fees, instead of fighting for a significant increase in its budget rate,” said Kambiz Ghawami, chairman of the World University Service.

“The Green-CDU coalition agreement of May 2016 affirms clearly that the Green-CDU government will not introduce a general fee for studying,” said Ghawami. “[This is] no longer valid six months later.”

In 2014, tuition fees for international students in Germany were phased out.

“With study fees for international students, we would have a negative impact on our welcome culture, internationalisation and professionalism,” said Ghawami.

“International students enrich our country and provide highly skilled immigration – whether as future professionals in this country or as friends and ambassadors of Germany in the world.”

Indian-Origin Student Tops Prestigious Exam in Singapore

SINGAPORE:  An Indian-origin student in Singapore has beaten over 40 students and topped the International Baccalaureate Diploma examination, an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education that is recognised by many universities worldwide.

Rasika Kale, a non-resident Indian students at the Singapore-based Global Indian International School (GIIS), topped the IB ranking for IBDP exam 2016 (Grade 12 equivalent), scoring 45 out of 45 points, said Kamal Gupta, Chief Operating Officer of Global Schools Foundation, which established GIIS in South East Asia and Middle East.

"As thousands of students from over 40 countries appear for the IB exams, achieving a world topper ranking is as prestigious as winning a gold medal in the Olympics of academics," said Mr Gupta.

Ms Rasika nurtured into an all-round performer with a combination of intelligence and passion for performing arts, Mr Gupta said.

Three other GIIS students, Aarushi Khandelwal, Revvand Rajesh and Sibiranjith Nagesh, secured a near-perfect score of 44 out of 45 points in the same examination.

Britain Calls for Stronger Educational Ties With India

 Britain on Wednesday announced a slew of initiatives for India and reiterated the centrality of education to holistic growth and called for strengthening of India-UK ties.

"The future of science and innovation depends on collaboration and India continues to be a vital science partner for the UK," said British Science Minister Jo Johnson at the launch here of the initiative "Study UK: Discover You" as the new face of British education.

Highlighting the collaboration opportunities in the international education sector, he also announced the launch of a report on "the future of design education in India".
 

"Through the Newton Fund, we're working together to improve the lives of millions across the world... We are continuing to look at opportunities to expand this partnership to include funding for social science and humanities programmes," the Minister said.

British Council Director Alan Gemmell said: "The partnership between UK and India cuts across all segments of the education sector, therefore there is a need to bring together the best practices from both countries to strengthen this bond."


"As it emerges from the 'future of design education' report, there is an increased demand for designers from India to cater to a large potential market," Gemmell added.

With an aim to reach out to digital natives, the campaign "Study UK: Discover You" channels will reflect the importance of online research and social media in students' decision making.

Global Interns for International students with paid internship

 

 

Global Interns offers you a 13-week paid internship on campus during your studies at DMU, helping you gain valuable work experience and become more employable once you graduate. You will be able to work on real-life tasks, alongside current university employees.

What will I be doing during my internship?

All internships are based within DMU. You could be working in an administration role, helping write social media content, supporting the Vice-Chancellor's office, working on projects within the university's faculties and professional services departments, as well as some lab-based opportunities. We will use your application to match you to a suitable internship.

Do I get paid?

Yes, you will be paid £8.25 per hour. Payments are made on a monthly basis and are paid directly into your bank account.

For more info, please call 91766 57800.

British PM Theresa May will not ease visa norms for Indians

British Prime Minister Theresa May, who is in New Delhi for a three-day trade meet to attract business to post-Brexit Britain, has rejected India's demands for easier visa norms. May said that the UK already has a "good system" for application with nine out of 10 visa applications from India being accepted. 

India had demanded easier norms for students, businessmen and other short-term travellers. Currently, Indians pay much more than the Chinese for short-term visas and India wanted visa costs to come down as well.  

However, she said that wealthy Indian business executives will be offered access to the Great Club — a bespoke visa and immigration service — also a brainchild of May. The offer will be extended to a small group of individuals with high net worth and their families, BBC reported. 

Indians with work visas will be able to join the Registered Travellers Scheme — another scheme to ease border controls. 

"As we leave the EU, we want to ensure that the UK remains one of the most attractive countries in the world to do business and invest," May said.

Since Indian students are not allowed to stay in the UK beyond a few months after completing their education, not many choose to go the European country any more. 

Currently, India's economy is three times that of the UK and India is at a greater bargaining position. And, some of the arguments made during Brexit campaigning by Conservatives and Ukip had been about opening doors to countries like India that have fast growth than a European country like Bulgaria.

"We need to immediately get the government, Theresa May, on this visit to announce and say 'we're no longer going to include international students within the net migration figures,'" crossbencher Lord Bilimoria told BBC Radio 4's The World This Weekend. "The reality is Theresa May when she was home secretary did deliver very, very negative messages towards immigration...She has got a lot of bridge-building to do when she goes to India."

BCU pleased to announce January 2017 courses

Business School Programmes

ACCA (Full-time) 

BA (Hons) Business Administration (Top-Up)

MBA International (15 months)

MSc Management and Finance  

MSc Management and International Business

MBA Master of Business Administration (Online)

Research to PhD (Business)

 

Law

LLM International Business Law

LLM International Human Rights

Art and Design

MA Contemporary Arts China 

BA (Hons) International Jewellery Business

Graduate Certificate: Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products (Pre-MA)

Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment

MSc Business Computing

MSc Business Intelligence

MSc Computer Science

MSc Computing

MSc Enterprise Systems Management with SAP Certification

MSc Automotive Engineering

MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management (DL)

MSc International Project Management (DL)

MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management

MSc Mechanical Engineering

MSc Project Management

MSc Building Surveying

MSc Construction Project Management

MSc Environmental Sustainability (Strategy and Management)

MA Planning Built and Natural Environments

LLM Planning Law (Built and Natural Environments)

MSc Quantity Surveying

Health

MSc Diabetes Care

English Preparatory Courses

November Pre-sessional English (10 weeks)

December Pre-sessional English (6 weeks)

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