The International Student Team provides a Visa Advice Service which offers free, confidential advice on a range of student-related immigration matters. The service is available to individuals with an offer to study at Cambridge, current students and their family members. The team can advise on a range of Tier 4 and related areas of immigration including:
- how, when and where to apply for your Tier 4 student visa;
- checking your Tier 4 application form before submission;
- the supporting documentation you will need to submit alongside your Tier 4 application;
- what to do if your Tier 4 visa application is refused;
- lost passports or visas;
- what to do if you spot an error on your visa;
- Tier 4 dependant visas;
- Tier 4 Doctorate Extension Scheme;
- Short-term study visas;
- Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur.
The team also provides general information on post-study visa options but personalised immigration advice is restricted to student-related visa categories.
We are unable to provide immigration advice over the phone. Therefore you should send your query to the International Student Team by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org and an adviser will get back to you as quickly as possible. Whilst we aim to provide a response in 3 working days, this is not always possible during the peak summer period.
You can also email this address if you would like to book an appointment with an adviser. Any requests for an appointment should include an overview of the nature of the query that you would like to discuss. If you arrive at the office without an appointment it will not be possible for an advisor to see you.
The service is available throughout the year, Monday to Friday 9 - 5pm, except for the Christmas closure period.
We are located at 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX
The Service is managed by Laura Aston, International Student Officer. Amy Philpot and Anthony Dangerfield are also able to provide immigration advice
If you are being sponsored by the University under Tier 2 or 5, please contact the HR Compliance Team if you have any visa-related queries