Visa workshops

The IST office is currently closed and staff will not be able to speak to students in person.

IST staff will be working online to continue providing our international students with immigration advice.

If you have a specific immigration question or your Student visa is due to expire then please log an enquiry online to receive specialist immigration advice.

Student visa extension workshops

To help you understand the process of extending a Student visa application from within the UK and to continue your studies you will benefit from the workshop slides created by IST. 

Bespoke sessions are delivered specifically for pre-sessional students. Pre-sessional students must attend the workshop dates given to them by their course tutors.

Workshop 1: How to extend your Student visa

This workshop is for students wishing to extend their Student visa from within the UK.

Future workshop dates to be announced as soon as possible.

 

Workshop 2: Making an online Student visa application

This workshop provides further information about the online application process for making a Student visa application in the UK.

Future workshop dates to be announced as soon as possible.

 

Workshop 3: Document checking session

This workshop is mandatory for students who require a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) to continue with their studies. IST must check your Student visa supporting documents before a CAS can be assigned.

If you are progressing onto a new course of study and already have a CAS you may also attend this workshop. You may wish to have IST check your documents before you submit your Student visa applications to UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI). 

You MUST bring ALL your original documents as well as a photocopy, which will be retained by IST. If you require a CAS to continue your studies you must also bring a copy of your CAS request form.  

Please note that IST will not be able to photocopy your documents for you. If you do not have all the required documents below you will be asked to re-book for another workshop.

Low risk nationals

Some nationalities do not have to submit evidence of their money or their qualifications with their Student visa application to the UKVI, however these ‘low risk’ nationals may be asked to provide it at a later stage during the application process, and risk refusal if it cannot be provided.  For this reason, IST require that ALL students including ‘low risk’ nationals must prepare the evidence and provide it at a document checking session before a CAS can be assigned.

Workshop: Tier 4 Doctorate Extension Scheme (DES)

This workshop is mandatory for students who wish to apply for a Tier 4 Des Visa.

A Tier 4 Doctorate Extension Scheme is an immigration visa category which applies to all PhD students who have a valid Tier 4 (General) visa. This category may allow you to work in the UK for an additional 12 months after you have completed your PhD. 

Can I apply?

  • You must be in a position of completing your degree at the University of  Birmingham to be eligible to consider making a visa application for this category
  • You must also hold a valid Tier 4 (General) Student visa
  • Please note: You can only apply for an extension of stay into this category from within the UK

Future workshop dates to be announced as soon as possible.

 

 

 

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