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Pre-sessional English language students visa renewal

Pre-sessional students must take certain steps to extend their visas.
Pre-sessional students must take certain steps to extend their visas.

The VISAS Team provides a Student Visa extension support programme for students that have completed a Pre-sessional English language course at the University of Southampton.

The visa extension support programme includes:

When you start your course, log into Blackboard to access the e-learning module Applying for a Student Visa.  The module includes:

When will I get my new Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) for my main programme of study?

You will receive your new CAS to extend your Student Visa within a few days of completing your Pre-sessional English language course.  Please note that your new CAS statement will be sent to your University of Southampton email account.  You will need your new CAS to apply for your new visa.

Do I have to go to International Registration in September?

If you extend your visa in the UK through the VISAS Team you do not need to attend International Registration in September.  However, if you decide to return home to apply for your new visa, you will need to attend International Registration.

More Information

If you have a specific question, you can contact the VISAS Team using our online enquiry form.

Alternatively, please see our Contact us page.

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ATAS (UKVI)Extend your Student visa - UKVIPre-sessional (UKCISA)

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Visa drop-in and appointments

Visa drop-in and appointments

You can talk to one of our visa advisors by coming along to a visa drop-in session, or you can book an appointment for an in depth discussion.

Enquiry form

Enquiry form

You can contact us through our online enquiry form. We strongly encourage people to contact us through the online enquiry form rather than to directly email us.

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