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Student Immigration appointments and drop-in sessions

Find out how to book appointments and attend drop-in sessions for visa advice with our Student Immigration Service.

Student at drop-in appointment
Student at drop-in appointment

How the Student Immigration Service can help you

We offer advice on:

Visas

Tier 4/Student visas

Tiers 1, 2 and 5 visas and Start-up visa

We offer an advice and checking service for Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 5 and Start-up visa applications. Please note that we do not send applications on your behalf.

Short-term study visas

We offer general advice sessions for short-term study visas. We also provide short-term study 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 Tier 4 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.

Non-UK visas

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 drop-in advice sessions

Getting immigration advice and support

We have a range of advice options for students during the 2020/21 academic year which includes both in person and online appointments. Unfortunately, due to social distancing restrictions, we are not able to run any drop-in sessions for the foreseeable future. Therefore, any appointment will need to be booked in advance.

Appointment type In person / online
Student visa extension appointment Online only
EU Settlement Scheme appointment Online and in person - please book an Advice appointment
Advice appointment Online and in person
BRP collection appointment In person only
Drop-in sessions Not currently running

Student visa extension appointment

These are one hour appointment slots for students to submit their Student visa extension with the help of the Student Immigration Service. Please go to our Student visa extension service web page for information about the Student visa extension service.

Before booking an appointment, we recommend that you review the Home Office's guidance on visas to see whether your query is answered there.

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.

Advice appointment

Due to ongoing social distancing policies currently in place, we are not currently able to offer drop-in sessions for the Student Immigration Service. In place of this, we are offering short bookable advice appointments. These are offered both online and in person.

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.

In person advice appointments

Appointment slots last 15 minutes. To help us with social distancing, please arrive on time (not early).

In person advice appointments can only be booked 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 appointment on time as we will be ventilating the room for a full 15 minutes and cleaning after each appointment and 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.

Online advice appointments

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 same day as 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:

Day Location Time
Monday Virgil Building 10:15 to 12:15 and 14:15 to 16:15
Tuesday Online 10:15 to 12:15
Wednesday Online 10:15 to 12:15 and 14:15 to 16:15
Thursday Online 10:15 to 12:15
Friday Online 10:15 to 12:15 and 14:15 to 16:15

Please check when you book your appointment whether it will take place in person or online using Microsoft Teams.

BRP collection appointment

BRP collection appointments are available to students who have chosen to have their BRP delivered to the University of Bath. The Student Immigration Service will contact you by email to let you know that it has arrived and let you know that you can book a BRP 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 BRP 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.

If you have an urgent query, and are unable to secure an online or in person appointment, please email studentimmigrationservice@bath.ac.uk.

General enquiries

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.