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Wednesday 26 April
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International Student Advice Service

Breaking News


Guidance from UKVI on replacing lost / stolen passport and visa documents

The UKVI has published a guide on applying for replacement passport and visa documents.

The guide is available for download here.

December 2016

Important changes to the Immigration Rules

Is your visa expiring in the next 6 months? Do you need more time to complete your course?

If so, please contact us now. Recent changes to the immigration rules have significantly restricted the circumstances in which Tier 4 visas can be extended within the UK. In many circumstances, it will now be necessary to obtain a new visa from overseas, not from within the UK.

If you think you may need more time to complete your course, please contact us early to review your visa options.

August 2016

Warning: Telephone scams targeting international students

We have again received reports from a small number of international students at UK universities that they have been the targets of a telephone scam.

If you receive a call or email from someone purporting to be from UK Visas and Immigration or other government department, asking you to pay money due to a problem with your visa or immigration status, do not pay! Please contact your International Student Adviser and we will assist you, as these communications are almost certainly fraudulent.

Further advice from UKCISA is available at:

http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information--Advice/Living-in-the-UK/Frauds-and-scams

June 2016

EU Referendum

Following the EU referendum result, please see the following links:

Statement from our Vice Chancellor
Advice for EU students

June 2016


Immigration Health Surcharge

From 6th April 2015, the UK government is introducing an extra charge for students applying for UK visas (either entry clearance or leave to remain).

This extra charge is to cover the provision of health care under the NHS (National Health Service).  The charge applies whether or not students make use of the NHS and is still payable even if students take out their own private medical insurance.

The charge has been set at £150 per year for students (£200 per year for other visa categories), and the entire amount is payable up front at the time of visa application.  If the surcharge has not been paid, the visa application is liable to be refused.

The surcharge will not be applied to Student Visitors coming to the UK for short courses of less than six months.  Such students are not entitled to free treatment on the NHS in any case and private medical insurance is strongly recommended.

For further details on the health surcharge, please see:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/415129/Surcharge_customer_info_web_v1.2.pdf

March 2015