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Immigration FAQs (Frequently asked questions)

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Frequently asked questions

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  • There are a lot to think about when preparing for your study in the UK. Please refer to our New Student FAQ which should answer most of your queries.

  • University Security Services are open 24 hours a day and can be contacted on 024 7652 2083.

    In the event that you require urgent immigration advice over the holiday period, you may wish to contact Coventry Law Centre on 024 7622 3053. Please be aware that the centre may be closed for a short period over the Christmas period. You may also find the UKCISA website helpful.

  • We suggest that you take time to read our travel safety advice. You should also be aware of what to carry with you when you re-enter the UK.

  • We will monitor your application and contact the UKVI on your behalf if there is no decision after the published visa processing time.

    If you have used our office address to receive your new BRP card, we will contact you to collect from our office.

    During the Christmas vacation the University will not receive any BRP back from the Home Office. If your application is decided over the holiday your documents will be returned in the New Year – we will email you when they are ready to collect.

  • We are aware that a number of students have recently lost their BRP cards/had the BRP cards stolen because they carried the BRP card in their wallets. We would encourage all students to be careful with their BRP card and not carry this around on a regular basis whilst in the UK. You should only need to carry your BRP card with you when travelling outside of the UK.

    If you believe you have lost your BRP card, please refer to the information on our website for guidance on what steps to take next.

  • Please refer to our website for information about how academic extension/course change affects you, whether you need to apply for a visa under the Student Route, and whether you are eligible to do so from inside the UK.

    If you need to extend your visa you will need to request a new CAS from our CAS request pages.

  • All information on Visa and Immigration matters can be found on our Immigration website.

  • For information on working on a Tier 4 or Student visa please see the right to work webpage.

  • Yes, as long as you have successfully completed your course and hold a valid Tier 4 or Student visa. You should, however, carry sufficient evidence in your hand luggage in case you are questioned at the border.

    Please read our guidance about re-entering the UK for Graduation and visas for your guests.

  • For guidance on whether you need to and how to transfer your visa to a new passport please see following link to: Lost passport and visas.

  • For any non-EEA students wanting to travel to Europe, you may need a Schengen visa in order to do this. The Immigration Services team are unable to advise on this type of visa, but you can find useful information on our website in reference to: Travelling to Europe.

  • Please see our website for information on the different post study work visa options.

  • For information on withdrawals and how this will affect your immigration permissions please see our 'Withdrawal and breaks in study' pages.

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