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I will be travelling over the Christmas vacation, is there anything I need to be aware of?

Who should I contact in case of an emergency while the University is closed for Christmas?

Who should I contact for immigration advice while the University is closed for Christmas?

I have submitted a visa application through the immigration service, will I be able to get my new visa over the holiday period?

I’ve lost my BRP/Passport, what should I do?

I am a student on a Master’s degree and have been given a period of academic extension/ I am a student who is considering or have recently had a course change. Do I need to make a new Tier 4 application and when?

Where can I get information and help about visa and immigration related matters?

Where can I find information about working whilst holding a Tier 4 visa?

Can I re-enter the UK on my Tier 4 visa to attend my graduation ceremony?

I have obtained a new passport but my visa is in my previous passport. Do I need to transfer it to my new passport?

I am planning to travel to Europe. Where can I find out information about getting a visa to Europe?

My degree will be awarded soon. What post study work visa options are there that I may be able to consider?

I would like to withdraw from my course – how will this affect my immigration permissions


I will be travelling over the Christmas vacation, is there anything I need to be aware of?

We suggest that you take time to read our travel safety advice.

• Who should I contact in case of an emergency while the University is closed for Christmas?

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

Who should I contact for immigration advice while the University is closed for Christmas?

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.

• I have submitted a visa application through the immigration service, will I be able to get my new visa over the holiday period?

During the Christmas vacation the University will not receive any completed applications 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.

• I’ve lost my BRP/Passport, what should I do?

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.

• I am a student on a Master’s degree and have been given a period of academic extension/ I am a student who is considering or have recently had a course change. Do I need to make a new Tier 4 application and when?

Please refer to our website for information about how academic extension/course change affects you, whether you need to apply for a Tier 4 visa, 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.

• Where can I get information and help about visa and immigration related matters?
All information on Visa and Immigration matters can be found on our Immigration website.

• Where can I find information about working whilst holding a Tier 4 visa?
For information on working on a Tier 4 visa please see the rights to work wepage.

Can I re-enter the UK on my Tier 4 visa to attend my graduation ceremony?
Yes, as long as you have successfully completed your course and hold a valid Tier 4 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: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/international/immigration/current/reentry

 

• I have obtained a new passport but my visa is in my previous passport. Do I need to transfer it to my new passport?

For guidance on whether you need to and how to transfer your visa to a new passport please see following link: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/international/immigration/current/lostpassportandvisas/

 

• I am planning to travel to Europe. Where can I find out information about getting a visa to Europe?
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 this: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/international/immigration/othervisas/travelling/europe/

• My degree will be awarded soon. What post study work visa options are there that I may be able to consider?
Please see our website for information on the different post study work visa options.

 

• I would like to withdraw from my course – how will this affect my immigration permissions?

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