Foreign ordeal

5th December 2003 at 00:00
Private schools have called on the Government to stop charging overseas students for visas. More than 200,000 foreign students pay up to pound;250 each per course to have visas processed. The Independent Schools Council and Boarding Schools' Association said the charges were a "cash cow" for the Government and students were worried about getting visas in time to allow them to return to the UK after Christmas.

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