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Visas & immigration

Visas & Immigration

Information & Advice

Our immigration advice and services are carried out in accordance with the UKCISA Codes of Ethics and regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC).The OISC regulations cover the management structures, casework procedure and standards of service required to operate at each of the competence levels

This section of our website is designed for non-EU/EEA/Swiss nationals. If you are not from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland, then you will be subject to immigration control and you should read these pages carefully. If you are an EU/EEA/Swiss National Seeking Guidance on applying for EU Settlement and Pre-Settlement please see the University's dedicated Brexit webpage below.

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UK Immigration Changes

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UK Immigration Changes

Tier 4 becomes Student route

On 5 October 2020, the UK government changed the immigration route for students. What used to be the ‘Tier 4’ route has become the ‘Student’ route. Most of the changes are not significant but they might affect you and might affect the information in this section. We will update all affected pages on our website as soon as possible. You can read the guidance the Home Office has produced below:

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Studying in the UK

Working in the UK

Tier 4 Visa Information

Student Immigration Compliance

Other Visa Types

Do I need a visa?

Republic of Ireland

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Do I need a visa?


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Bring your Family to the UK for less than 6 months

Standard Visitor Visa

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Bring your Family to the UK for more than 6 months

PBS Dependant Visa

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More Information

What do I do if my passport or BRP is lost or stolen?

Lost or Stolen Passport or BRP

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How do I know if I require an ATAS certificate?

Academic Technology Approval Scheme

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How do I find out more about the Tier 4 Visa Pilot Scheme?

Tier 4 Visa Pilot Scheme details

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Am I required to register with the Police upon arrival?

International Visitor Registration

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International Student Support

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