The ARC no longer offers immigration advice. See below for information on services offered by Brunel International, and UKCISA guidance notes for immigration issues.
UKCISA also have a student helpline which you can contact on 0207 107 9922. Available 1-4pm, Mon-Fri.
Extending your Tier 4 visa
For students wishing to make an appointment to submit via the Batch Scheme, click here to find out more.
Alternatively, come along to one of the published Drop in times, or email email@example.com with any other questions.
Some things to bear in mind:
- If you need to extend your visa, try and allow 6 weeks before your current visa expires just in case you need to collect documents from overseas.
If you have any disruption to your studies – you need to resit or take some time away from University, come and seek advice on how this may affect your immigration status from the ARC.
Open a bank account as soon as possible and try and ensure that all sponsorship is paid into your bank – not given to you in cash, this is safer and also helps the immigration officers see that you are receiving enough money to support yourself during your studies.
Financial hardship for international students
The Bestway Foundation can help Higher Education students who are of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi or Sri Lankan origin. Foundation gives one-off or recurrent grants according to need. Applicants should email Bestway.
The Gilchrist Educational Trust considers applications from undergraduate and postgraduate students who have made proper financial provision to fund a degree but find themselves facing unexpected financial difficulties which may prevent completion of it. Applicants will normally be in the last year of their course. Applications are considered monthly. For further information visit the Gilchrist website, or contact the Grants Officer.