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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 visas

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 and Start-up visa

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 expected 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 expected course completion to allow you to apply for a Tier 2 visa three months before your course end date.

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

  • within 3 months of your course end date
  • 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 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.

We also offer one-on-one appointments for EU Settlement Scheme applications.

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

Tier 4 Extension Service Appointments

Please go to our Tier 4 Extension Service web page for information about how to book an appointment.

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. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, the Student Immigration Service are not currently able to offer face to face drop-in sessions. We have therefore set up an online drop-in session with individual slots that you can book on the day. Each slot lasts 15 minutes.

Sessions are run at the following times:

Day Location Time
Monday Online 10:15 to 12:15
Tuesday Online 10:15 to 12:15
Thursday Online 10:15 to 12:15
Friday Online 10:15 to 12:15

If you have an urgent query, and are unable to secure an online drop-in session slot, please email studentimmigrationservice@bath.ac.uk.

You will need to book your online drop-in slot through UniHub. Please follow our instructions to book your appointment.

Your online drop-in session

A Student Immigration Adviser will video call you using Microsoft Teams at the start of your drop-in slot. Please make sure you log into Microsoft Teams in good time for the start of your slot.

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 slot.

Please be aware, the slots 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 a separate appointment if necessary.

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.