Presentation on theme: "INTO Manchester Student Guide to Tier 4 Student Visas and Compliance."— Presentation transcript:
INTO Manchester Student Guide to Tier 4 Student Visas and Compliance
Who can help with your visa questions These lovely people are always happy to help Nicola Francis He Hui Ling Keeley Ansell Adrienne Tighe Admissions andStudent Services Student Services Student Services Support Team Leader Officer Officer Officer You can contact us at or make an appointment with
How we can help Answer your visa questions Show you where to find the information you need Check your visa applications before you send them for renewal Issue a CAS for you Explain which documents you need to send with your visa application We cannot complete your visa forms for you this must be done by you. Your visa is your responsibility so you must remember when your visa ends.
Useful links - UK Border Agencyhttp://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/ immigration/studying/adult-students/applying-inside-uk/ -http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas- immigration/studying/adult-students/applying-inside-uk/ This is where you can find the Tier 4 application form for renewing your visa - UK council for International Student affairs (UKCISA)http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/ C75&feature=mh_lolz – Video link for helping you complete your visa applicationhttp://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAF65350AC9CFB C75&feature=mh_lolz
Protecting your Immigration Status Make sure you enrol for your course in time Check if you need to register with the police, this will be stated on your visa. If you are unsure please ask a member of staff Check you work conditions. This will also be found on your visa. –Please do not work if your visa says you cannot. Apply for your new visa in time. Every visa has an end date please make sure if you have a Tier 4 student visa you apply before it ends. This is your responsibility. Do not claim public funds Open a UK bank account that will send you printed bank statements Keep copies of all your documents If you change any of your details such as your address you must inform the UKBA ATTEND YOUR COURSE – If you do not attend INTO may have to report you to the UKBA
What are the duties INTO Manchester must comply with INTO Manchester must report to the UKBA Any Tier 4 students who fail to enrol on time without explanation. If a student misses 10 'expected contacts' on their course of study without being granted reasonable permission. Any student for who we withdraw sponsorship for any reason. Any Tier 4 students who cease studies permanently/temporarily unless this is considered an authorised absence. Any significant changes to the sponsored students situation. For example, if their course length shortens, or they change their course we must inform the UKBA
What are the duties INTO Manchester must comply with We must also send the UKBA details of any third party or intermediary, in the UK or abroad, that helped us students. Report any students we reasonably believe to be in breach of their visa conditions. We must report most changes within 10 working days of the event in question, and give the UKBA the name and address of any new institution that the student has joined if we know it.
Compliance Copy of all students passport pages showing all personal identity details Copy of the students United Kingdom Biometric Card. Record of the students absence/attendance, this may be kept either electronically or manually. A history of the students contact details (United Kingdom residential address, telephone number, mobile telephone number). This must be updated regularly. Copies (or originals where possible) of any evidence assessed by you as part of the process of making an offer to the student. For example copies of references, examination certificates etc. What Documents must we keep
Working during your studies If you have a TIER 4 Student Visa you will not be able to study during your time with INTO Manchester. Your visa may say work prohibited – this means you cannot work If you have a Student Visitor Visa you cannot work in the UK.
Change of circumstances If you change any of your personal details whilst in the UK and you have a visa stamp in your passport you need to inform the UKBA. You can do this by completing the Migrant Change of Circumstances form students/changes/ If you change any of your personal details whilst in the UK and you have a Biometric residence permit you need to inform the UKBA. You can do this by completing the Biometric card replacement Form micfn pdf%20 If you are unsure how to do this please make an appointment to speak to Admissions.
Applying for visa Give yourself enough time to apply Dont panic Complete your form and have your documents ready before you see the Admissions team Attend the drop in sessions and check the visa board for up to date information If you not sure about anything check the UKBA website or speak to the Admissions Team Smile.