New to the UK
Coming to the UK for the first time can be really exciting - here's all the information you need to know to be able to settle in really quickly.
Tier 4 Student Applications
We can help students who are applying for Tier 4 leave. We can give you advice on the immigration rules you will need to meet, check your form and documents, and for students applying in the UK, post your application to the UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) for you. This means that the Centre will deal with any queries the UKVI may have about your application on your behalf and all of your documents will be returned to us.
Many students need to register with the Police and we can give you advice about whether you need to and how to do this.
Biometric Residence Permit Replacements
If you find that your biometric residence permit is lost or stolen, it is very likely that you will need to report this to UKVI and the Police and replace this as soon as possible. We provide you with the information you need to do this.
Working while studying
If you want to work part time while studying, you need to make sure you have permission to do so. We can check your right to work and give you advice on getting a National Insurance Number.
If you would like to undertake a work placement as part of your course or you have a placement arranged and need to know what to do next, further information and advice can be obtained through us. We highly recommend you read our information on this first.
Working after you finish your course
Many students want to stay in the UK to work after they finish their course. If you want to do this, we can advise on the different working schemes available to students.
Travel to other countries
If you want to visit Europe or other countries such as the United States, it’s likely that you will need to apply for a visa before travelling. Advice is available from us on how to apply for European Schengen visas and permission to visit other countries.
Inviting visitors to the UK
Especially at graduation time but also throughout the year, international students want to invite their family and friends to the UK to visit them. We can give advice about the application process visitors need to go through to travel to the UK.
Bringing family members to the UK
Many students like their family to be here in the UK when they are studying. If you need advice on bringing your spouse or children to the UK as your dependants, we can advise on the process to do this and the rules that they need to meet.