Immigration

Tier 4 visa support

The Student Immigration Compliance Team (SICT) and the Student Support Team in The <i> are here to provide advice and guidance on Tier 4 immigration issues and can also advise students who are studying at UCLan on a Short Term Study Visa (STSV).

These teams can help advise you if you have any questions or concerns about your immigration status.

How do I stay compliant with Tier 4 rules?

1. Passport

It is your responsibility to ensure you have a valid passport and visa throughout your stay in the UK. Please ensure that you renew your passport in good time if it is due to expire during your studies. If you lose your passport you must report the loss to the police and to your embassy; please also let us know PBSHelp@uclan.ac.uk and ensure that you take your new passport into the <i> when you receive it so that it can be scanned onto your student record.

2. Visa

After entering the UK you will be issued with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). If you have chosen to have your BRP delivered to the University, you will be able to collect it from the <i> in the Library. Please bring your letter from the Home Office; Library card and passport with your vignette in when you collect it. If you have arranged to collect it from the Post Office, you will need to take your letter from the Home Office and passport with vignette in it to collect it.
When you get your visa please check that it is correct; you should check the spelling of your name; the date of birth; the work conditions and the length of your visa. If there are any errors, please make an appointment with an advisor to get further advice: PBSHelp@uclan.ac.uk  
Please remember to include your full name and University number (G…) in any email to PBSHelp@uclan.ac.uk. If you lose your BRP you must inform PBSHelp@uclan.ac.uk and UKVI.
If you need help applying for a replacement BRP please contact PBSHelp@uclan.ac.uk
The University conducts immigration document checks throughout the year; if you receive an email notifying you of an immigration document check, you are required to attend it.

3. Attendance

It is a requirement of your Tier 4 visa that you attend your course regularly and engage fully with your programme of study. The University uses a range of tools to monitor attendance; please ensure you understand fully what attendance is expected of you on your programme of study.
If you are on a taught programme and are not well and unable to attend timetabled sessions or are unwell and unable to engage in study, you should contact your course leader or academic advisor and you should email intlmonitoring@uclan.ac.uk.
Please ensure you include your full name and University number (G…) in any email to intlmonitoring@uclan.ac.uk. If you are on a research programme and are not well and unable to engage in study, you should contact your Director of Study and you should email Help4researchstudent@uclan.ac.uk  (please ensure you include your full name and University number (G…). 

4. Police Registration

Some students will need to register with the police after arriving in the UK.

If you need to register, you must go to the police within 7 days of you:
- arriving in the UK
- getting your biometric residence permit (BRP)

Please read the GOV.UK info regarding UK visas and registering with the police.
Please also read the document from the Lancashire Constabulary regarding Police Registration.  

5. Contact Details

It is a requirement of your Tier 4 visa that you keep your contact details up-to-date; you must ensure that the University has full, accurate details of your UK term-time address; your telephone number in the UK and your email address. You can update your details via MyUCLan or you can contact PBSHelp@uclan.ac.uk. If you are undertaking a work placement you must ensure you provide full contact details of the residential address (whether in the UK or outside the UK), telephone number (whether in the UK or outside the UK) and email you will use whilst on placement; you must also provide full details of the address, telephone number and email of your employer.