How the Student Immigration Service can help you
We offer advice on:
Tier 4 / Student visas
- visa requirements and conditions, such as how changes to your studies can impact your visa requirements
- visa corrections
- the Student visa extension service
- dependant applications
- Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) replacements and Transfer of Conditions
- Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS)
- lost or stolen immigration documents, such as passports and BRPs
- passport checks and visa collection and record keeping for immigration documents
- UKVI reporting and engagement monitoring for visa holding students
Start-up and Skilled Worker visas
We offer an advice and checking service for Start-up visa and Skilled Worker visa applications. Please note that we do not send applications on your behalf. We also provide Skilled Worker visa letters.
Standard Visitor visas
We offer general advice sessions for Standard Visitor visas. We also provide Standard Visitor visa letters.
EEA and Swiss students
Understand how your status might be affected after the UK's exit from the EU, whether you are an EU student in the UK or a UK student in the EU. We offer advice and support for EU students who want to submit a EU Settlement application for either pre-settled or settled status.
Invalid visas, refusals, administrative reviews and appeals
We offer general advice sessions and our Student visa Extension Service for straightforward cases. For more complex cases, we can provide information for your personal circumstances, and provide a referral to a solicitor if required.
Other immigration categories
We provide basic immigration advice if you do not fall into one of the categories already detailed on this page.
We offer basic information for non-UK visas. Please note that we are not trained immigration advisers for non-UK visas, and recommend that you contact your country's embassy in the UK to assist you where necessary.
Appointments and advice sessions
Getting immigration advice and support
We have a range of options for students during the 2021/22 academic year. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we are not able to run any drop-in sessions for the foreseeable future. Therefore, any appointment will need to be booked in advance.
All appointments (except for BRP collection) are currently offered online by default. If you would like to speak to an adviser face to face, please email us to request this and we can arrange a time with you.
Student visa extension appointment
These are one hour appointment slots for students to submit a Student visa extension with the help of the Student Immigration Service. Please go to our Student visa extension service web page for more information.
EU Settlement Scheme appointment
If you have any questions about your EU Settlement Scheme application, please book an Advice appointment (either online or in person). An adviser can talk through the requirements with you and discuss any issues you may have. If a longer appointment is needed, the adviser will arrange a time with you and book this for you during the Advice appointment.
Please note: these are short advice sessions and we cannot submit a Student visa application during one of these appointments. If you need an appointment to extend your Student visa please book a Student visa extension appointment.
Appointment slots last 15 minutes. A Student Immigration Adviser will video call you using Microsoft Teams at the start of your appointment slot. Please make sure you log into Microsoft Teams in good time for the start of your appointment.
If you miss the call, we will try to call you back in the first five minutes of your slot. If you are not able to answer the call during the first five minutes, you will need to book another appointment.
Online appointments are only bookable the day before the appointment takes place. Please be aware, the appointments are only 15 minutes in length and the adviser will need to finish the call on time as there will be other students waiting. If more time is needed to address your query, the adviser will ask you to email your questions and may arrange another appointment if necessary.
Appointments are available during the following times:
|Monday||10:15 to 12:15|
|Tuesday||10:15 to 12:15|
|Wednesday||13:15 to 15:15|
|Thursday||10:15 to 12:15|
|Friday||10:15 to 12:15|
Passport check and visa collection appointment
Passport check and visa collections appointments are available to students who have chosen to have their BRP delivered to the University of Bath, or who need to show their original passport to the University. The Student Immigration Service will contact you by email to let you know if we have received a BRP for you and let you know that you can book a Passport check and visa collection appointment. You will then need to book an appointment to collect your BRP from the University in person. Please note: you will not be able to book a Passport check and visa collection appointment until you have received an email from the University telling you that your BRP is available to collect.
After booking your appointment, you will receive a confirmation email of the time and date of your appointment. Due to social distancing measures, we will not be able to give you your BRP if you try to collect it without booking an appointment or you do not attend during your booked appointment slot. Please make sure you bring your passport with you to collect your BRP.
Book your appointment
All appointments with the Student Immigration Service can be booked through UniHub. Please make sure you book the right appointment type and also double check whether your appointment will be in person or online using Microsoft Teams. Please read our instructions on how to book an appointment if you are having difficulty booking your appointment through UniHub.
For general enquiries relating to visas and immigration, the Student Immigration Service is available on 01225 384605 Mondays to Fridays (10:00-16:00).
Please note, no visa advice will be given over the phone.
If you have an urgent query, and are unable to secure an online or in person appointment, please email email@example.com.