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Home fee status for BN(O) students after 3 years continuous stay in the UK

Submitted by Victor Chan on Friday 29th December 2023

Published on Thursday 11th January 2024

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 11th July 2024

Current Signatures: 13,878
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Home fee status for BN(O) students after 3 years continuous stay in the UK

Petition Details

We believe the UK Government's policy requiring five-year residency for BN(O) visa holders for home fee status for tuition is unfair, and that home fee status should be available after 3 years continuous stay in the UK.

Additional Information

Residency requirements for home fees have been previously found in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights in at least one Scottish case. We contend that the current rules for BN(O) visa holders, requiring continuous stay for at least five years in the UK, are inconsistent with human rights principles. Our petition calls for equal treatment and the amendment of regulations in a way which we believe would better align with ECHR standards.


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