Students

Visa corrections

If you notice an error on your Tier 4 student visa, such as an incorrect expiry date or wrong spelling of your name, you'll need to get it corrected.

Making sure your expiry date is correct

  • Postgraduate students should be granted 4 months beyond the end date of their course. If you are a postgraduate master's student at Bath and have applied for a Tier 4 visa on or after 25 July 2016, you are granted six months' leave after your course end date via the Tier 4 Pilot Scheme.
  • Non-postgraduate students coming for courses of one academic year or more finishing in the summer should be granted until 31 October following the end of their course.

Short-term students taking:

  • pre-sessional courses of 6 months or less should be granted to the end of the course plus up to a maximum of 1 month
  • English or another course of 12 months or less but more than 6 months’ duration, should be granted to the end of the course plus 2 months (to the end of the month)
  • a course of 6 months or less should be granted to the end of the course plus up to a maximum of 7 days

Dependants of any student should be granted the same period as the student.

Getting your visa errors corrected

If you have a full visa in your passport which was issued overseas (Entry Clearance), please visit gov.uk to correct your endorsement.

If you have a Biometric Residence permit:

  • if you applied in the UK, and the error is with your expiry date or the conditions of the visa (for example, work), then you may be able to apply for an Administrative Review - please inform an International Student Adviser
  • for all other corrections, you will need to complete the online form, and await further instructions from UKVI by email

Read more about getting a biometric residence permit (BRP).

Important:

Once you've submitted your corrections, be prepared to wait as caseworkers may take a while to respond. Don't let your visa expire while waiting for a response.