International Students and UK visas


Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner

Our Student Advisers are trained to give immigration advice to students of the University of Kent and those studying franchised courses at other colleges. We are regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC).


Please note that whilst we review these pages regularly the UKVI  frequently change immigration rules and requirements.  It is your responsibility to check the most recent version of the Policy guidance to confirm that you can meet the requirements of the rules.


The financial requirements for Tier 4 visas will be changing on 1st July 2014.  Please ensure that you have sufficient funds to meet the new requirements if you are applying on or after that date. You can find details of the new requirements here

REMEMBER, YOUR UK Immigration staus is YOUR responsibility

We can advise you on the following areas:

- Extending your student visa in the UK
- Applying for entry clearance from your home country
- Registering with the police
- Working while studying

Please note that the Advice Centre will now take a small fee of £5 to send a visa application through the Batch scheme. This is to cover the postage and administration costs attached to the application process.