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Immigration Responsibilities - Yours and Ours

Your immigration responsibilities

It is important that, as an international student, you comply with the UK immigration regulations during your registration at the University.

You are required to:
  • Provide the University with a copy of your passport and visa/Biometric Residence Permit. This includes providing the University with a share code if you have a digital status which proves your right to study in the UK.
  • Provide the University with a copy of your ATAS certificate (if applicable)
  • Keep your UK contact details up to date with the University via:
  • Keep the Home Office informed of your up to date contact details
  • Re-enrol for your course on time each academic year when you are asked to do so
  • Study whilst you are in the UK, ensuring that you meet the progression and engagement requirements of your course with no significant gaps or absences
  • Ensure you remain engaged with study or your work placement for any period of time abroad or elsewhere in the UK, whilst the University is still sponsoring your Student Visa
  • Follow University processes if you decide to defer or suspend your studies, change your registration status, or withdraw from your course.
  • Leave the UK if you defer or suspend your studies, withdraw from your course, your course is terminated or if you are asked to re-sit without residence
You are strongly advised to consult our Change in your circumstances webpage to understand how such changes would affect your current immigration status.
You may wish to contact us for immigration advice if you are still unsure after reading the information on our webpages.
  • Apply for permission from the Home Office UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) if you change education provider to another approved Student Visa sponsoring institution.
  • Ensure you do not breach the conditions of your visa

For example:

Do not break the rules on working

Do not claim public funds

Ensure you register with the Police if required and make an appointment to update your Police Registration Certificate within 7 days of relevant changes to your circumstances

Do not work as a Doctor or Dentist in training (unless you were on the MBChB course); an entertainer; or, a professional sports person (unless you are playing or coaching sports as amateurs while you study a degree-level course or above, or, you are doing it as part of a 'work placement' which is an integral and assessed part of your course)

    • Report any change of circumstance to the UKVI using the Migrant Change of Circumstances form
    • Ensure that you continue to retain a valid visa by extending or applying for a new visa before your current visa expires (if you are eligible to do so) and that you provide the University with a copy of any new visa/ immigration permission
    • Provide a copy of a renewed passport each time this is obtained

    The University’s immigration responsibilities

    The University has the following responsibilities and duties under the Points Based System which we are required to comply with in order to retain our Student Visa Sponsor Status and continue to invite international students to study at Warwick

    • To ensure that those students who require immigration permission to study in the UK have such permission
    • To keep copies of the current passport and visa/ Biometric Residence Permits for all students subject to immigration control in the UK. This includes keeping an electronic copy of a digital status where appropriate
    • To keep up to date contact details for our international students (and to keep a record of any changes of address)
    • To check the enrolment of our students and to report any failure to enrol to the Home Office
    • To monitor students’ engagement and progression and report to the Home Office any failure to meet the University’s requirements for progression and engagement as set out in the university regulation on student registration, attendance and progression
    • To monitor changes of status and to report deferrals, suspensions, withdrawals and course terminations to the Home Office
    • To notify the Home Office of any significant changes in your circumstances (such as the change of course or the successful completion of your course where this is earlier than expected)