Extending your Visa

If you need to extend your visa, you will need to complete a Home Office online application form. We ask that you do this through an international student adviser in the International Office. At the time of writing, the Home Office charge £494.20 for the standard service, other quicker service options are available at higher prices.  More information can be found here or by speaking to an international student adviser. You can contact UCB’s current international student adviser Jane Titcumb on j.titcumb@ucb.ac.uk (telephone: 0121 232 2662).

You should allow enough time (six to eight weeks) to prepare your application before the expiry date. If you allow your visa to expire this could have serious implications on further sponsorship from ourselves and future immigration applications with the Home Office. More information on protecting your Tier 4 status can be found here.

UKCISA (Council for International/Student Affairs) is an independent, non-profit organisation committed to promoting educational mobility and providing support to international students and the professionals who work with them. UKCISA provides expert information and guidance on key topics and answers many queries from prospective students from all over the world. We highly recommend that you look at UKCISA’s website www.ukcisa.org.uk

You can also visit www.ukvisas.gov.uk - this is the UK Government’s website and offers all the information you need to complete your visa application. We strongly recommend that you read all the information on this website before making your visa application.