UK bars Nigerian students, others from bringing family from January

With the new policy rolled out by the British government to curb migration, Nigerians and other foreign nationals on study visa to the United Kingdom will no longer be able to bring in their family members by January next year.

Under the proposals, only a limited number of those who come from abroad to study in the UK will still to be allowed to bring their partners or children to the country from January next year.

The crackdown on foreign students bringing dependants to Britain comes ahead of fresh migration figures to be released tomorrow.

Earlier, Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, had proposed a few policies for immigrant students.

Under her plans, foreign students will be banned from bringing dependants to Britain with them unless they are on postgraduate research programmes; foreign students will no longer be able to switch out of the student route into work routes for staying in the UK before their studies have been completed.