It’s very important to check your immigration permission and conditions are correct on the documents you’ve been issued by the UKVI/Home Office and report any errors immediately so they can be corrected. If you have been issued with digital immigration status (most European students) you won’t be issued with a physical document and will need to view your status and conditions online.
Are all your personal details correct? They should be the same as your passport.
Is the Sponsor Licence Number (SLN) correct? It should be THHCP1YV6 if you used a CAS issued by the University of Essex.
Is the expiry date of your Student permission correct? Most Essex undergraduate and postgraduate students should have been given permission that expires 2 or 4 months after the CAS course end date. The amount of extra time (wrap up period) you are entitled to is based on the course duration calculated from the course start and end date stated on your CAS.
- Course length more than 12 calendar months - your permission should expire 4 months after the CAS course end date.
- Course length more than 6 but less than 12 calendar months - your permission should expire 2 months after the CAS course end date.
- Course length less than 6 months - your permission should expire 7 days after the CAS course end date. For pre-sessional courses sponsored by the University of Essex - your permission should expire one month after the CAS course end date.
If you are continuing a course your original course start date should be mentioned in the notes of your CAS and the total duration will be calculated from that date rather than the CAS course start date.
Have you been given the correct immigration conditions? Most Essex undergraduates and postgraduates should be allowed to work 20 hours per week in term time, read our Student directory pages for more information about working during your studies. All students will have been given a 'no recourse to public funds' condition, this means you must not apply for state benefits or local authority housing.
Read the Appendix Student Immigration Rules to find out more about the length of time and conditions that you should be given.
If anything is incorrect, you’ll need to get it corrected immediately. How you request corrections will depend on where you applied for your permission and what type of immigration status document you have been given.