Tier 4 Visa sponsorship
There have been important updates regarding Tier 4 sponsorship. The Home Office Advice for Tier 4 sponsors here outlines that sponsors will not be required to withdraw sponsorship of a Tier 4 student should they be absent due to Covid-19 related issues. This includes absences due to illness, their need to isolate or inability to travel due to travel restrictions.
Tier 4 students are therefore permitted to return home and engage in their uni work through distance learning. It is, however, still unclear whether they are permitted to travel back to the UK in 60 days. More information concerning Tier 4 sponsorship available here.
no students should be made homeless and makes special reference to international students (see 'For those with no alternative residence').
If you live in private accommodation, and you are finding yourself in financial hardship, JMSU Officers have worked with Officers at other universities across Liverpool, to ensure that local authorities and landlords help those in difficulties to ensure that you are not left alone.
The Government has also published an important document in support of landlords and the private sector. Landlords are now required to give at least three months’ notice if they require you to leave the property. You should continue to pay rent, however, we understand that it may not be always possible. If this is the case, we encourage you to get in touch with your landlord. This also provides helpful tips if you would like to write to your landlord and discuss rent options further.
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