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  • Visa and immigration advice

    Immigration advice in the UK is regulated and ISAT's International Student Advisers are the University's designated immigration advisers. If you have any questions about immigration or your visa, you should always contact us as it is our job to keep up to date with all the latest changes that can affect your studies.

    If you receive a call from someone saying they are from the Home Office or the UKVI, it may be a scam.

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    International Student Advice Team

    +44 (0)1865 484681

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    Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for all international students

    You will have already received communication from the University regarding teaching and assessment arrangements for the remainder of this semester. As a result of this information, you can now decide if you prefer to return home, if you haven't already done so.

    The University is working out a solution to exams that will not require attendance in person and you will be informed about this via your University email.

    You will be required to keep in contact with the University and respond to any emails that are sent to you.   

    Take a look at the latest updates from UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): immigration guidance for Tier 4 students

    I would like to reassure you about how this will affect your Tier 4 visa. As long as you maintain your studies via the arrangements that we are putting in place (that is, that you engage with your course online once available, keep studying and meet all your assessment points), the University will be satisfied that you are continuing to comply with our policies and it will not be necessary to report anything to the UKVI. This will mean your visa will not be cancelled and if you haven't completed your course, you will be able to return to the UK with your current visa when face-to-face teaching resumes.  

    You will receive another email that requires you to complete a google sheet confirming if you will remain in the UK or plan to return home.  It is really important that you complete this as failure to complete it could mean further action may need to be taken in order to comply with UKVI policies.