University of Bath

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 visas

If you are on a part-time Tier 4 visa and wish to extend it or switch to another visa category (including switching to a full-time Tier 4 visa), you will need to apply for your new visa overseas.

Proof of expected successful course completion for taught postgraduate students

If you are a current Tier 4 student on a taught postgraduate course, the Student Immigration Service can provide you with an official letter confirming the expected successful completion of your course to allow you to apply for a doctoral programme, even if you have not yet graduated or been awarded your degree.

Contact the Student Immigration Service if you need a letter of expected successful course completion and you have:

  • finished the taught element of your postgraduate course at Bath
  • received your results for the taught element of your postgraduate course at Bath

Tiers 1, 2 and 5 visas

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

Proof of course completion for taught students wishing to apply for a Tier 2 visa

If you are a current Tier 4 student on an undergraduate or a taught postgraduate course in your final year and you have been offered employment in the UK after your studies, the Student Immigration Service can provide you with an official letter confirming your course completion to allow you to apply for a Tier 2 visa, even if you have not yet graduated or been awarded your degree.

Contact the Student Immigration Service if you need a course completion letter and you have:

  • sat all exams
  • submitted all coursework and dissertations
  • been offered employment by a Tier 2 sponsor

Proof of course completion for doctoral students wishing to apply for a Tier 2 visa

If you are a current doctoral student on a Tier 4 visa, you can apply for a Tier 2 visa after 12 months of study. A proof of student status letter will confirm your study dates.

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 as Brexit negotiations continue, whether you are an EU student in the UK or a UK student in the EU.

Invalid visas, refusals, administrative reviews and appeals

We offer general advice sessions and our Check and Send 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.

We also carry out the following:

  • CAS production
  • document checking and record keeping for immigration documents
  • BRP distribution
  • BRP replacement service
  • attendance monitoring for Tier 4 students
  • UKVI reporting

Appointments and drop-in advice sessions

The Student Immigration Service runs all appointments and drop-in sessions in a confidential setting, at the 4 West Roper Student Services Centre.

Appointments

You can visit the Student Services Helpdesk in 4 West or call +44 (0)1225 383838 to get through to Student Services and book a 45-minute appointment. Please note, no visa advice will be given over the phone.

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

Drop-in sessions

If you have a general query you can attend a drop-in advice session. These do not need to be booked in advance. Sessions generally last 10 minutes and are held in confidential settings.

Student Immigration Service (SIS) drop-in sessions are available from the 4 West Roper Student Services Centre. Sessions are run at the following times:

Week commencing 17 September 2018

Please note there will only be one drop-in session this week. This will take place on Tuesday 10:15-11:30.

Slots fill quickly, so arrive as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you have an urgent query, and are unable to attend the drop-in session, please email student-immigration-advice@bath.ac.uk.

Check and Send service

If you would like support in extending your existing visa, attend a drop-in session so we can check your current documents in advance.

Once you have done this, you can make an appointment with our Check and Send service.

If you are on a part-time Tier 4 visa and wish to extend your visa or switch to another visa category (including switching to a full-time Tier 4 visa), you will need to apply for your new visa overseas unless you can demonstrate academic progression.