Student Services

Visa and immigration

The University has a dedicated team of staff that provides information and guidance on visa and immigration issues. 

The Visa and Immigration Student Advice Service (VISAS Team)

  • Offer advice and guidance on matters relating to UK Tier 4 immigration

  • Support international students, their dependants and recent graduates with immigration issues

  • Manage the application process and help to submit applications on behalf of current students extending their visas under Tier 4 (General)

  • Liaise with UKVI on compliance matters

The VISAS Team offer drop in sessions every Tuesday and Thursday from 0900-1100 in the Student Services Centre (SSC) main atrium.  These sessions are aimed at those with a quick question only.  Students that require more in depth assistance or help to make a visa application, are advised to make an one to one appointment with an advisor through the SSC; appointments can be made in person at the SSC main desk or by calling 023 80599599.

If you have any queries related to visas then please go to our Frequently Asked Questions webpage.  If you cannot find an answer to your enquiry in our FAQ then please contact us.


Visa application and police registration

Immigration issues and support whilst you are studying here under a Tier 4 visa

Useful downloads

The information contained in this website is believed to be correct at the time of publication. For further information please ensure you refer to the relevant guidance from the UKVI at the time of applying. The University of Southampton is not responsible for the content of external webpages or information published by Government bodies.