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We will be updating this section as and when new information becomes available.

This page is last updated on 14/Aug/2020.

Please click each section to see the guidance:

  • To allow time to make the necessary arrangements to leave the UK, if you have a visa or leave that was due to expire between the 24 January 2020 and 31 August 2020, you will be able to stay within the UK to 31 August 2020.

    From 1 to 31 August 2020, the conditions of your stay in the UK will be the same as the conditions of your leave.

    So, if your conditions allowed you to work, study or rent accommodation you may continue to do so during August 2020 ahead of your departure.

    You do not need to contact the Home Office to tell us you are able to leave the UK during the grace period up until 31 August 2020.

    If you intend to leave the UK but are not able to do so by 31 August 2020, you may request additional time to stay, also known as ‘exceptional assurance’, by contacting the coronavirus immigration team (CIT).

    The grant of an assurance does not grant you leave but will act as a short-term protection against any adverse action or consequences after your leave has expired.

    After you’ve completed the form, you’ll be told what you’ll need to submit to show you can’t leave the UK.

    For example:

    If you can’t leave the UK because you can’t find a flight before your leave/visa expires, you’ll need to submit a copy of a confirmed flight ticket.

    If you can’t leave the UK because you have coronavirus, you’ll need to submit confirmation of your positive coronavirus test result.

  • If you decide to stay in the UK, you should apply for the necessary leave to remain in the UK.

    You’ll also be able to submit an application form from within the UK where you would usually need to apply for a visa from your home country.

    You’ll need to meet the requirements of the route you’re applying for, such as Academic Progression, and pay the UK application and IHS fees.

    This includes those whose leave expires before 31 August 2020.

    The terms of your leave will remain the same until your application is decided.

    If you are switching into work or study routes you may be able to commence work or study whilst your application is under consideration.

  • You can submit an application form from within the UK where you would usually need to apply for a visa from your home country.

    You’ll need to show your application is urgent, for example if you need to start a new job or course of study.

    You’ll need to pay the fees and meet all requirements of your visa as normal, except the need to submit the application in your home country.

    This includes Acadamic Progression

    This is being kept under review.

  • If your visa or leave expired between 24 January 2020 and 31 August 2020 there will be no future adverse immigration consequences if you didn’t make an application to regularise your stay during this period.

    However, you must now do so by 31 August 2020 or make arrangements to leave the UK.

  • ATAS registered courses require you to have obtained ATAS clearance as a condition of your offer.

    Therefore, you must obtain this from the UK FCO to meet the offer condition.

    Admissions cannot issue you with a CAS until you have met your offer conditions.

    If your course is ATAS registered, you must also have obtained ATAS clearance before you can make a Student visa application.

    The FCO is taking ATAS applications again, however the service time is 6 weeks from the date of application.

    It is not possible to expedite an ATAS application.

    If you made your application over 6 weeks ago, you can contact the FCO on the following email address - Please ensure you put your ATAS Application ID in the Subject Line:


    atas@fco.gov.uk

  • Some UK Visa and Citizenship Application Centres (UKVCAS) have reopened for existing customers.

    Service and Support Centres (SSCs) are offering a reduced number of appointments because of coronavirus.

    As more appointments are made available UKVI will invite you to arrange an appointment by email or post.

    If you’ve given your fingerprints before:

    If UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) can reuse the fingerprints you’ve already given, you’ll be emailed with instructions on how to send them an image of your face and your supporting documents.

    This will mean you do not have to attend a UKVCAS or an SSC service point appointment to provide biometric information.

    If you cannot send the information through the instructions given, you’ll be able to book an appointment.

    If you’ve already made an appointment:

    The UKVI will have contacted you if you made an appointment to attend a UKVCAS or SSC that is still temporary closed to let you know it has been postponed.

    You’ll be contacted when you can book a new appointment.

    Your immigration status in the UK will not change as a result of you not being able to attend an appointment.

  • Most UK Visa Application Centres (VACs) have resumed services where local restrictions allow.

    Priority and Super Priority services are only available in some locations.

    If available, you’ll be able to purchase these services when booking your appointment.

    For more information, and for updates to the status of VACs, including opening times in your country, check with:

    TLS contact if you are in Europe, Africa and parts of the Middle East

    VFS global for all other countries


    Ongoing global restrictions mean some UKVI services will remain closed.

    Where services are resuming, existing customers will be contacted.


    Applying for a visa if your VAC is closed:


    The UKVI have updated the Coronavirus Concession on 14/Aug/2020 with regards to this:


    If your VAC is still closed due to coronavirus restrictions, you can visit a VAC in any country worldwide, subject to that country’s entry requirements, to submit your application and biometrics.

    You’ll be able to make any type of application.

    This temporary concession will be reviewed by 30 November 2020.


Please click on the following link and read the guidance provided for students who are starting a new course at Warwick:

Warwick | Student Immigration | I am a Student | New Student FAQs


We will be updating this section as and when new information becomes available.

This page is last updated on 14/Aug/2020.

Please click each section to see the guidance:

  • If your current visa is valid, and will cover the remaining period of your course, that is you have not transfered to another course, added a Study Abroad / Intercalated year, then, as long as you are engaging in your studies, and complying with your visa conditions, your visa will not be affected.

    This is because the UKVI has made a concession that allows Students who are subject to Immigration Control, to start or continue on their course from outside of the UK, subject to joining the course at a later date.

    Therefore, you should discuss your situation with your Department who will advise you on the academic process with regards to how to join/continue your course from outside of the UK.

    Please Note:

    Some courses require attendance, such as those that have lab work, and therefore, distance learning may not be possible.


    This is an academic decision, and therefore, you should discuss your academic options with your Department, and then, contact Student Immigration so we can advise you of your immigration options based on the academic options available to you.

  • The UKVI has confirmed that distance/blended learning will be permitted for the 2020/21 academic year, as long as our international students intend to transition to face-to-face learning, that is, travel to the UK with a Student Visa, as soon as circumstances allow.

    This means that if your course can accomodate distance learning, you can engage from outside of the UK, on the basis that you intend to arrive at a later date.

    You should discuss this with your Department and follow their instructions for how to join your course from outside of the UK.

    You will need to make a new visa application to return to the UK as your previous visa would have been curtailed

    Unless your Department states otherwise, you must ensure you arrive in the UK no later than 11/Jan/2021.

    See section below for instructions on how to obtain a CAS and how to make a Student Visa application, if you have not already done so.

    Please Note:

    You must, have completed the Online Course Registration by the following deadlines - you do not need to be in the UK to do this:

    Postgraduate Taught Courses, Undergraduate Courses and below:

    2 weeks from your course start date, as listed on your CAS.

    Postgraduate Research Courses:

    4 weeks from your course start date, as listed on your CAS.

    You must then arrive in the UK no later than the Latest Start Date (LSD) stated in your CAS.

    If you cannot find this date, or if you do not require a Student Visa, such as holding a different visa that confers the Right to Study at Warwick, please contact your Department to obtain your Course Start Date.

  • If you have applied for your new course via Admissions, please click on the following link and read through the guidance provided:


    Warwick | Student Immigration | I am a Student | New Student FAQs

    All course transfers must be approved by your Department and Student Records.


    This must be coded to your Student Record, or, Approved Pending Action.


    Therefore, you should discuss your current situiation with your Department in the first instance and follow their instructions


    Please see the guidance provided via the link below with regards to the academic process:


    Warwick | Student Records | Course Transfer

    Course Transfers can impact your visa, and your Right to Study at Warwick.


    Therefore, please click on the following link to read our visa guidance regarding changing course:


    Warwick | Student Immigration | I am a Student | Change in Circumstances | Course Change


    If you have changed your course for the following reasons:


    You have added a Study Abroad Year


    You have added an Intercalated Year


    You have upgraded to an Integrated Masters


    You are downgrading


    You are restarting your course


    You are changing to a different course, where you have previously studied in the UK


    You will most likely need to obain a new visa to return to the UK.


    See 'Section 5: Applying for a Visa' below, for instructions on how to do this.

    The UKVI has confirmed that distance/blended learning will be permitted for the 2020/21 academic year, as long as our international students intend to transition to face-to-face learning, that is, travel to the UK with a Student Visa, as soon as circumstances allow.


    This means that if your course can accomodate distance learning, you can engage from outside of the UK, on the basis that you intend to arrive at a later date.


    You should discuss this with your Department and follow their instructions for how to join your course from outside of the UK.


    You may need to make a new visa application to return to the UK


    In certain cases, you may be able to return to the UK on your current visa and make a Leave to Remain Application for your new course.


    See 'Section 5: Applying for a Visa' below, for instructions on how to do this.


    Please also see the guidance on the links above, and in 'Section 1' .


    Unless your Department states otherwise, you must ensure you arrive in the UK no later than 11/Jan/2021.

    Please Note:

    You must, have completed the Online Course Registration by the following deadlines - you do not need to be in the UK to do this:


    Postgraduate Taught Courses, Undergraduate Courses and below:


    2 weeks from your course start date, as listed on your CAS.


    Postgraduate Research Courses:


    4 weeks from your course start date, as listed on your CAS.


    You must then arrive in the UK no later than the Latest Start Date (LSD) stated in your CAS.


    If you cannot find this date, or if you do not require a Student Visa, such as holding a different visa that confers the Right to Study at Warwick, please contact your Department to obtain your Course Start Date.

  • This depends on your specific circumstances:


    If you are an undergraduate student (including those on undergraduate Master's course):

    Your current visa should cover the deferred exam period and so you should be able to take the September exam with your current visa.


    If you are in your final year, you might need a new visa to attend your Graduation.


    If you are thinking about deferring your exam(s) from June 2020 to September 2020, you are advised to discuss with your department the progress options available to you in the event of not passing the September exam(s).


    This is because if you did take the exam in June and do not pass, in some departments you would be able to re-sit in September and progress before term starts again in October.


    However, if you defer your exam to September and do not pass, they you may need to take the next academic year as re-sit without residence.


    Warwick | Student Immigration | I am a Student | Change in Circumstances | Resit without Residence

    If you are a postgraduate taught student:

    This depends on if deferring the exam affects your ability to complete the other modules and dissertation between now and September.


    If you are able to complete other modules and dissertation, then it shouldn't affect your visa, as you can complete your September exam using your current visa.


    If you have to pass the September exam in order to progress to dissertation, then it is most likely that you will need a period of Academic Extension:


    Warwick | Student Immigration | I am a Student | Change in Circumstances | Academic Extension.


    Depending on the new dissertation submission deadline, you may need to make a Student Visa extension if your current visa is not long enough to cover the extension period.


    If there is a long gap between the September exam and the date you are permitted to re-engage with your studies, you may need to take a period of 'resit without residence'.


    Warwick | Student Immigration | I am a Student | Change in Circumstances | Resit without Residence



    Your visa will be valid for 4 months after your course end date.


    This means for most PGT students your visa would expire in January 2021.


    The University does not submit a 'stop sponsoring' report to the UKVI for PGT students on resit without residence (RWR) if the original 'course end date' on your CAS has passed.


    Therefore, your current visa will remain valid until its expiry date, and you should be able to use your current visa to complete the rest of your course.


    If your current visa is not long enough, then you may need to extend your Student Visa to complete your course, or, complete the rest of your course remotely from your home country, if this is supported by your academic department.

  • If your 30 day visa to travel to the UK for work, study or to join family has expired, or is about to expire, you can request a replacement visa with revised validity dates free of charge until the end of this year.

    This does not apply to other types of visas.

    This process will be in place until the end of 2020.


    To request a replacement visa you can either:

    Contact the Coronavirus Immigration Help Centre

    OR

    Contact your local VAC and arrange to return your passport if it has re-opened


    1, Contacting the Coronavirus Immigration Help (CIT) Centre:


    You’ll will need to email CIT using the following email address and your email must be in English:

    Email: CIH@homeoffice.gov.uk.


    You will need to include your:

    Name

    Nationality

    Date of birth

    Your GWF reference number

    Type ‘REPLACEMENT 30 DAY VISA’ in the subject line.

    If you have already contacted UKVI CIT, please advise of this in your email.


    The UKVI CIT are dealing with a high number of requests and will reply as soon as they can.

    Please do not contact them again unless you need to tell them about a change in your circumstances.

    You’ll be contacted when UKVI VACs reopen to arrange for a replacement visa to be endorsed in your passport.

    Your replacement visa will be valid for 90 days.


    2, Alternatively, and possibly will be actioned more quickly, you can contact your local VAC and arrange to return your passport there if it has re-opened.


    Once your passport is endorsed with your new 90 day Temporary Travel Vignette (TTV), you can travel to the UK within it's validity

    You must, however, ensure you arrive in the UK by your CAS Latest Start Date, and before your new Temporary Travel Vignette (TTV) expires.


We will be updating this section as and when new information becomes available.

This page is last updated on 14/Aug/2020.

Please click each section to see the guidance:

  • If your current visa is valid, and will cover the remaining period of your course, that is you have not transfered to another course, added a Study Abroad / Intercalated year, then, as long as you are engaging in your studies, and complying with your visa conditions, your visa will not be affected.

    Please contact your department to see if any special arrangements have been made concerning course delivery in Term 1

  • This process is managed by Student Records and authorised by your department, therefore, you should discuss your academic situation with your Department in the first instance.


    Please click on the following links and read the guidance provided:


    Warwick | Student Records | Temporary Withdrawal


    Warwick | Student Records | Permanent Withdrawal


    If you withdraw from your course, that is, you undertake a period of Temporary Withdrawal (TWD), have to Resist Without Residence, or Permanently Withdraw from your course (PWD), then the University is required to submit a report to the UKVI to advise them of this.


    You will get a copy of this report.


    The UKVI would normally take action to curtail your visa on receipt of the report.


    They will contact you, via the designated contact email that was on your Student Record at the time of the report was submitted, to advise you of when your new visa expiry date will be.


    Your new visa expiry date will be:


    60 days from the date of the Curtailment Notice

    OR

    If you have completed your course early, then this will be:

    The new course end date, as stated in the report + the UKVI Wrap Up Period.

    The UKVI Wrap Up Period is the period on your visa between the course end date and the Visa expiry date - see note below.


    Therefore, it is important that you make arrangements to leave the UK as soon as possible keeping the above in mind to ensure you do not become an overstayer, as curtailment action can begin on the same date as the UKVI receive the report.

    Please see the guidance in Section 1 above for more information regarding concessions the UKVI have made if you cannot leave the UK due to Coronavirus restrictions.


    Please note:

    The UKVI are currently taking up to 6 months to curtail a visa, however please do not rely on this fact, as your visa could be curtailed at any point from the report date.

    Therefore, you should use the report date + 60 days as your deadline to leave the UK if the reason for the report was not Early Completion.


    If you Early Completed, and your Wrap Up Period has expired before they have curtailed your visa, your visa expiry will the date of the Curtailment Notice + 60 days.


    If you leave the UK, once the report has been sent, your visa will be curtailed immediately regardless of your situation.


    Please click on the following links and read the guidance provided:


    Warwick | Student Immigration | I am a Student | Change in Circumstances | Early Completion


    Warwick | Student Immigration | I am a Student | Change in Circumstances | Withdrawals and Breaks in Study


    Warwick | Student Immigration | I am a Student | Change in Circumstances | Information for students required to take resit exams


    Warwick | Student Immigration | I am a Student | Change in Circumstances | Temporary Withdrawal (TWD)


    Warwick | Student Immigration | I am a Student | Change in Circumstances | Permanent Withdrawal (PWD)


    Warwick | Student Immigration | I am a Student | Change in Circumstances | Home Office Reporting and Curtailment of a Student Visa

  • If you have applied for your new course via Admissions, please click on the following link and read through the guidance provided:


    Warwick | Student Immigration | I am a Student | New Student FAQs

    All course transfers must be approved by your Department and Student Records.


    This must be coded to your Student Record, or, Approved Pending Action.


    Therefore, you should discuss your current situiation with your Department in the first instance and follow their instructions


    Please see the guidance provided via the link below with regards to the academic process:


    Warwick | Student Records | Course Transfer

    If you are transfering to a new course, you may have to make a new visa application.


    In most cases, you will be able to make this application in the UK, if you meet the application requirements to make a Leave to Remain Application, or, if you current situation is covered by the UKVI Coronavirus Concessions.


    If, however, you are downgrading, that is, your new course will be a lower level than your current course, you will not be able to make this application in the UK, as you cannot meet the Academic Progression requirement to make the application in the UK, and there is no concession in the Coronavirus Concessions that overrides this requirement.


    Certain course transfers require you to have obtained your visa and presented it to Student Immigration BEFORE you can engage in your new course.


    Please see the guidance provided via the link below and the guidance provided in Section 1 above:


    Warwick | Student Immigration | I am a Student | Change in Circumstances | Course Change

  • This depends on your specific circumstances:


    If you are an undergraduate student (including those on undergraduate Master's course):

    Your current visa should cover the deferred exam period and so you should be able to take the September exam with your current visa.


    If you are in your final year, you might need a new visa to attend your Graduation.


    If you are thinking about deferring your exam(s) from June 2020 to September 2020, you are advised to discuss with your department the progress options available to you in the event of not passing the September exam(s).


    This is because if you did take the exam in June and do not pass, in some departments you would be able to re-sit in September and progress before term starts again in October.


    However, if you defer your exam to September and do not pass, they you may need to take the next academic year as re-sit without residence.


    Warwick | Student Immigration | I am a Student | Change in Circumstances | Resit without Residence

    If you are a postgraduate taught student:

    This depends on if deferring the exam affects your ability to complete the other modules and dissertation between now and September.


    If you are able to complete other modules and dissertation, then it shouldn't affect your visa, as you can complete your September exam using your current visa.


    If you have to pass the September exam in order to progress to dissertation, then it is most likely that you will need a period of Academic Extension:


    Warwick | Student Immigration | I am a Student | Change in Circumstances | Academic Extension.


    Depending on the new dissertation submission deadline, you may need to make a Student Visa extension if your current visa is not long enough to cover the extension period.


    If there is a long gap between the September exam and the date you are permitted to re-engage with your studies, you may need to take a period of 'resit without residence'.


    Warwick | Student Immigration | I am a Student | Change in Circumstances | Resit without Residence

  • If you have any concerns about your wellbeing, please contact the wellbeing team in the first instance:


    If you are considering leaving the UK, you should discuss this with your department.

    If they agree, you may be able to request:

    Both of these options are only authorised by your department, and therefore, any queries relating to this should be made to them in the first instance.

    A change of study location is managed locally by your academic department. The UKVI has also confirmed that from 7 April 2020, any change of study location can be managed locally and there is no need to report to the UKVI if the change is going to be longer than 3 months, for the whole of academic year 2020/21.

    Please note that for undergraduate students vacation periods are excluded - this means if you are away during the summer holiday but intend to return at the beginning of the autumn term in 2020, then there is no need to seek approval.


    Your Student Visa will remain valid for the duration of the dates on your visa.

    This remains the case even if you have changed your study location or are on a period of Authorised Absence, subject to your compliance with your visa conditions and any other instructions given by the University of Warwick.


    If a condition of your visa was to register with the police, please click on the following link and read the guidance provided:

    Police registration


    If you need to return to the UK later than expected, for example:

      • Following a period of authorised absence, or
      • You need to go through a period of quarantine / self-isolation

    Please contact your academic department ASAP.

    You may be able to resume studies from overseas or extend your authorised absence period.

      • If you are a continuing student, it is important to keep your academic department updated if you are affected by the travel restrictions.

    If you wish to suspend your studies, you may be able to request a period of Temporary Withdrawal:

    Please note:

      • TWD will cause a curtailment of your visa
      • Please see the guidance provided on the above TWD linked webpage.

    Please also click on the following link and follow the guidance given:

    GOV.UK | Coronavirus | Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents


We will be updating this section as and when new information becomes available.

This page is last updated on 14/Aug/2020.

Please click each section to see the guidance:

  • The UKVI have not suspended the Online Application process, therefore, you can apply for your visa once you meet the application requirements.


    Please refer to our detailed guidance provided on the links below.

    You can also download a ‘document checklist’ and ‘application form guidance’ which outline detailed document requirements and provide screen-by-screen help text on how to complete your visa application form:


    Warwick | Student Immigration | Visa Portal | Student Visa | Applying for your Student Visa outside of the UK


    Warwick | Student Immigration | Visa Portal | Student Visa | Applying for your Student Visa in the UK


    Once you have submitted your online application, that is you have paid your fees, you will need to submit your Biometric Data before the UKVI will consider your applicaition


    If you are applying in the UK:


    UKVCAS centres have started to open, however appointment availability is limited.

    If no appointments are available, please keep checking regularly until you are able to secure an appointment.


    The UKVI has stated, wherever possible, it will re-use exisiting Biometric Data.

    If they are able to re-use your previous Biometric Data, they will email you to advise you of this, and will request that you send your CAS email, and specified application documents to them using the contact email address within the email.

    You will no longer need to attend the UKVCAS centre.

    If you are applying from outside the UK:


    You will still need to visit a VAC to submit your Biometric Data


    Most UK Visa Application Centres (VACs) have resumed services where local restrictions allow.

    Priority and Super Priority services are only available in some locations.

    If available, you’ll be able to purchase these services when booking your appointment.


    For more information, and for updates to the status of VACs, including opening times in your country, check with:


    TLS contact if you’re in Europe, Africa and parts of the Middle East

    OR

    VFS global for all other countries


    Ongoing global restrictions mean some UKVI services will remain closed.

    Where services are resuming, existing customers will be contacted.


    Applying for a visa if your VAC is closed:


    The UKVI have updated the Coronavirus Concession on 14/Aug/2020 with regards to this:


    If your VAC is still closed due to coronavirus restrictions, you can visit a VAC in any country worldwide, subject to that country’s entry requirements, to submit your application and biometrics.

    You’ll be able to make any type of application.

    This temporary concession will be reviewed by 30 November 2020.

  • If your course is ATAS registered, you must obtain ATAS clearance before you can submit a Student visa application.

    Therefore, you must obtain this from the UK FCO prior to requesting your CAS from Student Immigration


    Student Immigration will not release a CAS for an ATAS registered course until ATAS clearance has been obtained.


    Please click on the following link and read the guidance provided regarding ATAS:


    Warwick | Student Immigration | I am a Student | Visa Portal | Student Visa | ATAS


    The FCO is taking ATAS applications again, however the service time is 6 weeks from the date of application.

    It is not possible to expedite an ATAS application.

    If you made your application over 6 weeks ago, you can contact the FCO on the following email address - Please ensure you put your ATAS Application ID in the Subject Line:


    atas@fco.gov.uk


    If 6 weeks has not elapsed from your application date, and you email the FCO, they may ignore the email or reply to advise that the application is still under consideration.

  • Some English Testing Centres are also resuming services.


    Visit the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)’s website, the Pearson Test of English website or the LanguageCert website or contact your test centre for more information on where the UKVI are reopening and how you can book your Secure English Language Test:


    International English Language Testing System


    Pearson Test


    LanguageCert


We will be updating this section as and when new information becomes available.

This page is last updated on 14/Aug/2020.

Please click each section to see the guidance:

  • For majority of the international students, yes.

    Please visit our Travel and Entry to the UK webpage for more detailed guidance on what you need to do before and immediately after travelling to the UK.

    We'd like to highlight the following:

    1) Under current UK government guidance, international passengers are required to complete an online form 48 hours before arrival and provide an address where they will self-isolate for 14 days (there are some exemptions in place).

    The UK government will review the quarantine requirement every 3 weeks.

    Therefore, you should check our 'Travel and entering the UK' page above at least 3 weeks before you come to the UK.

    2) You may need to self-isolate (quarantine) for 14 days once you arrive in the UK.

    For more information on how to serve quarantine (self-isolate) for 14 days from the date you enter the UK, for example, if you are allowed to go shopping or visit a doctor, see the UK Governments guidance on the following links:

    GOV.UK | Coronavirus (COVID-19): entering the UK - link to the online form to fill out 48 hours before arrival

    GOV.UK | Coronavirus (COVID-19): how to self-isolate when you travel to the UK - activities allowed and not allowed during the 14-day period

    GOV.UK | Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel corridors - countries that are exempt from the 14-day quarantine requirement

  • Due to the office closure, you will not be able to present yourself to our office on your return from Authorised Absence.


    Please click on the following link instead and submit the online form to confirm your return to your studies:


    Warwick | Student Immigration | I am a Student | Change in Circumstances | Authorised Absence (AA) | Confirmation of re-engagement with studies

  • If you made your visa application in the UK, including a replacement BRP application, do not worry.


    You will receive an email notification, this is the email address used on your visa application form, from TNT confirming failed delivery, and you will be given instructions on how to re-arrange delivery of your BRP card to your personal address.


    If you made your visa application outside of the UK and have used the Alternative Collection Location (ACL) code, please send a scanned copy of the 'decision letter', this is the letter which confirms how you can collect your BRP card when you arrive in the UK, to brp@warwick.ac.uk and we will check where your BRP card will be delivered during our office closure.



    Once you have received your BRP, please click on the following links and follow the updated guidance for presenting your new immigration document(s):


    Wawick | Student Immigration | I am a Student | Providing details of your current visa


    Wawick | Student Immigration | I am a Student | Providing details of your current Passport

  • As you may be aware, the UK government has announced their intention to introduce a new Graduate Route work visa in the summer of 2021.


    This will benefit those international students who graduate from a degree-level course or above and who hold a valid Student visa when the scheme launches in the summer of 2021.


    In a policy guidance document published on 16 June 2020, UKVI stated that those studying by distance/blended learning will also be eligible to apply for the Graduate Route work visa provided they are physically in the UK by 6 April 2021 and complete the final semester of their studies in the UK, provided all other eligibility criteria are met.


    For further information on this scheme including what we know so far, please refer to our Graduate Route work visa webpage:


    Warwick | Student Immigration | Visa Portal | Graduate Route