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The University of Southampton
Human Resources

Immigration and visas

Visa and Immigration Costs Assistance

The ability to attract, successfully recruit and retain talented individuals from a global market is important to the achievement of our University Strategy. The University therefore provides assistance with the costs incurred in making visa and immigration applications, where this is a requirement of working for the University.

Assistance is provided through reimbursement of eligible costs incurred and/or through provision of an interest-free loan. These provisions may be combined to provide an overall package of assistance (e.g., reimbursement of an employee’s visa application fees and associated costs, plus an interest-free loan to assist with dependents’ visa application fees and associated costs).

The University cannot pay directly for visa and/or immigration applications or associated costs.

For more information on how to make a visa reimbursement claim or request an interest-free loan, visit our SharePoint page.

 Getting help

For general information please contact Ask HR in the first instance.  They will try to answer your query, sign post you to the relevant information or escalate it to another HR team to action or respond to.

For questions about the visa application process and for general immigration advice please contact the UKVI. Please see GOV.UK for contact information.

Internal members of the University can also visit the University of Southampton HR UKVI SharePoint site to explore further details on each of the visa types above.

Policies and guidance documents

Visa Reimbursement

POLICY - Visa and Immigration Costs Assistance

Sponsored worker and sponsoring line manager responsibilities

GUIDELINES - Tier 2 / SWR Employee Responsibilities

GUIDELINES - Tier 2 / SWR Line Manager Responsibilities


GUIDELINES - Maintenance

Global Talent Visa

GUIDELINES - Global Talent Visa

T5 visitor and supervisor responsibilities

GUIDELINES - Tier 5 / Temporary Worker - Government Authorised Exchange Visitor Responsibilities

GUIDELINES - Tier 5 / Temporary Worker - Government Authorised Exchange Manager Responsibilities

Brexit information for EU nationals

GUIDELINES - Brexit information for EU Nationals

International visitors

Guidelines - Visa Routes for International Visitors

Temporary Work - Government Authorised Exchange - COS Personal Details Form

Quick links

Going rate for job

Check the minimum going rate for a job (i.e., the going rate for the occupational code)

Graduate Visa

To view the most up to date guidance on the Graduate Visa

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