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United Kingdom Bans Nigerian Students, Others From Bringing Family

The United Kingdom has recently introduced new restrictions that prohibit foreign students from bringing their family members into the country. The Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, made the announcement as part of the government's efforts to reduce net migration.

According to the new policy, all foreign students, except for those enrolled in postgraduate research programs, will be banned from bringing their dependents to the UK starting from January 2024. The ban will apply to spouses and children of foreign students who have a valid student visa.

The Home Secretary emphasized that the new policy is aimed at reducing net migration and ensuring that the UK's immigration system is fair and sustainable. The government believes that the policy will help to control the number of people coming to the UK and reduce the burden on public services.

However, the policy has faced criticism from some quarters, with many arguing that it will make it more difficult for foreign students to study in the UK. Critics have also raised concerns about the impact of the policy on families, particularly those with young children.

Braverman had said there had been an “unexpected” spike in the number of dependents – saying the economic benefits brought by students could “not be at the expense” of the Tory promise to cut immigration.

The ban will affect all master’s students and some other post-graduates, but it will not apply to PhD students who are highly skilled and whose courses last between 3 to 5 years.

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