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Who to contact

  • CAS enquiries

    Starting a new course

    If you are starting a new course at the University and need to obtain a CAS, please see our information on applying for a visa.

    For queries about your CAS, please email visaquery@essex.ac.uk with the following details and our Admissions Team will respond as soon as possible:

    • family name
    • forenames
    • applicant number
    • CAS number (if already issued)
    • current location (UK or overseas)
    • details of your enquiry

    Visa to finish your current course

    If you need a CAS to extend your Tier 4 visa to finish your current course or for Tier 4 (DES), please see our information on applying for a visa.

    For queries about your CAS, please email casquery@essex.ac.uk with the following details and our International Team will respond as soon as possible:

    • family name
    • forenames
    • registration number or PRID
    • CAS number (if already issued)
    • current Tier 4 visa expiry date
    • current location (UK or overseas)
    • details of your enquiry

  • Extending your Tier 4 visa in the UK

    Contact SU Advice who are experts in this area of the Tier 4 rules and offer a highly recommended check and send service.

  • Conditions of your Tier 4 visa

    Read our guidance about your responsibilities including the conditions of your visa. For confidential, independent advice contact SU Advice.

  • Applying for a Short-term student Visa

    Find out how to apply for a Short-term student Visa from overseas including how to obtain a letter from the University.

  • Studying overseas

    The British Council publish useful information for UK students wishing to study overseas.

    If you wish to travel to another country we recommend you read the information published by the relevant government agency and contact them accordingly. There are many foreign embassies in the UK who may be able to assist you with your enquiries, contact details can be found on the London Diplomatic list published by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    University services are only authorised to provide advice relating to the student categories of the UK Immigration Rules. We are not able to provide advice about applying for a visa to study in, or visit another country.

  • Staying in the UK after your studies

    If you would like to stay in the UK to work or for other purposes, you may find it useful to read the UKCISA information. You can contact an alternative advice service for further guidance. University services are only authorised to provide advice relating to the student categories of the UK Immigration Rules.

    If you are a PhD student and are interested in applying for Tier 4 (DES), please see our information on applying for a visa.

  • Other student visa enquiries

    There is lots of information on our website that should answer most of your questions. If you can’t find the answer to your enquiry or, have additional questions about the UK student immigration rules and requirements, please contact our International Team by completing the enquiry form.

    Our advisers aim to respond to enquiries within five working days by email and will prioritise enquiries we believe to be urgent. We may have to refer you to an alternative service.

    Immigration advice and services are regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) and we as an institution have to abide by the Commissioner's Code of Standards. The OISC has the power to investigate complaints made about immigration advice and services provided by an institution.


All other enquiries

For all other immigration enquiries, please complete the form below. Please allow five working days for a response as we may prioritise urgent enquiries.

The information gathered in this form will be used to answer your enquiry and treated in line with our Student Services Hub Confidentiality Policy (.pdf). However, please note that if you have a Tier 4 visa, as your sponsor, the University of Essex may be required to report certain information you disclose to us, to the Home Office. If you are concerned about this please direct your enquiry to SU Advice in the first instance as they are an independent advice service.

All fields marked with a * are compulsory.

Enquiry form
Today's Date: 02/09/2015
Have you already received immigration advice on this issue?
If yes, who from?
(Please give details of advice received in 'Details of enquiry' at the end of this form)
If you have been referred to Student Support please advise who by:
Personal Details
Family Name*:  
Forenames*:  
Email address*:
If you have a current @essex email address, please provide this. If not, please give your personal email address.
 
Please give your UCAS, PG or Registration (for current Essex students) number*:  
Nationality*:  
Your current location:
If overseas, home country or elsewhere details:
Your study/planned study
Campus:

Level of study:

Department*:  
Title of course of study*:  
Visa details

[Please note: If you are a current University of Essex student and your enquiry is regarding extending your visa in the UK under Tier 4, or you think you may have broken the conditions of your immigration permission you should not complete this form. Please contact the Students' Union Advice Centre]
Current UK Visa:
Type
Valid from
Expiry Date
If Tier 4 visa what date did you apply for it (when was the application fee paid)?
If you are applying for a visa:
What category are you applying under?

If you selected 'Other' for the previous question, please state your category here:
What date did/will you apply?
Where did/will you apply?
Details of previous study in the UK:
Details of Enquiry*: