Information and Procedure for Inviting International Visitors engaging in academic activity

Procedure for Inviting International Visitors engaging in academic activity

There is now a standardised formal procedure in place across our College for all four Schools which must be followed.

This ensures compliance with current UK immigration law and allows our visitors to enter the UK and visit our University in the appropriate visa category with correct permissions to carry out certain activities (such as research, lecturing, teaching, examining, visiting etc.)

Please note: Should a visitor come to the University with incorrect visa permissions for the activity they wish to pursue, the University reserves the right to refuse the visitor from taking part in such activities.

New procedure

From immediate effect, staff members wishing to invite any international visitors to the College of Social Sciences should ensure they comply with the following:

  1. All School enquiries and requests regarding Visa Assessment for international visitors muct be directed to their School nominee (listed below). All School communication with ISAS regarding international visitors should be directed to the School nominee.
  2. The School nominee will provide the relevant forms to the person who is inviting the visitor to complete.
  3. The School nominee will log the details of the request and forward the form and supporting documents to the ISAS.
  4. When a visa assessment has been made by the ISAS one of the following will happen:
  • The ISAS will confirm the visa category and attach the relevant invitation letter which will be forwarded to the School Nominee in order to obtain the Head of School’s signature.  The School Nominee will then forward the invitation letter to the visitor for use when applying for permission to enter the UK.

  • The ISAS will confirm that it is a student route (either short term study visa or Tier 4) and refer the application to Admissions, who will liaise with the College Compliance Officer to provide the correct invitation letter.

  • The ISAS will confirm that it is Tier 5 and refer to Adele Ashford, who will liaise with the School Nominee to provide the correct invitation letter.

Forms

 Business School

School Nominee: Sandra McCalla
Department: Birmingham Business School
Tel. Number: 0121 414 6706
Email address: S.McCalla@bham.ac.uk

Deputy School Nominee: Louise Rudge
Department: Business
Tel. Number: (0121) 4144038
Email address: L.Rudge@bham.ac.uk

Please contact your School nominee to action a request to invite an interntaional visitor from outside the EEA.

For further information and questions on inviting international academic visitors, please talk to your Head of School PA, see above for details.

 School of Education

Contact: Karen Henry
Department: School of Education
Tel. Number: (0121) 414 4828
Email address: k.henry@bham.ac.uk

Contact: Danielle Wartnaby (For the Jubilee Centre)
Tel. Number: (0121) 414 4439
Email address: d.l.wartnaby@bham.ac.uk

Please contact your School nominee to action a request to invite an interntaional visitor from outside the EEA.

For further information and questions on inviting international academic visitors, please see above for details.

 School of Government & Society

Contact: Amanda Griffiths
Department: School of Government and Society
Tel. Number: (0121) 4146950
Email address: A.Griffiths@bham.ac.uk

Deputy School Nominee: Guvinder Kaur Rajania
Department: School of Government and Society
Tel. Number: (0121) 4148227
Email address: g.rajania@bham.ac.uk

Please contact your School nominee to action a request to invite an interntaional visitor from outside the EEA.

For further information and questions on inviting international academic visitors, please talk to Amanda Griffiths, see above for details.

 School of Social Policy

School Nominee: Marie Greene
Department: School of Social Policy
Tel. Number: (0121) 4142578
Email address: M.S.Greene@bham.ac.uk

Deputy School Nominee: Helen Harris

Department: School of Social Policy
Tel. Number: (0121) 4145733
Email address: H.M.A.Harris@bham.ac.uk

Please contact your School nominee to action a request to invite an interntaional visitor from outside the EEA.

For further information and questions on inviting international academic visitors, please talk to Marie Greene, see above for details.

Compliance Officer: David Allsop

Tel: ext 58559
Email address: d.a.allsop@bham.ac.uk

 

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