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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 Tier 4 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 arrive to start your course, log into Blackboard to access the e-learning module VISAS-01: Pre-sessional Visa Extension.  The module includes:

Please work through the module carefully - use the module checklist to log your progress. 

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 Tier 4 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 the 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

On the VISAS Team website, you may find an answer in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Please read the information carefully before you contact the VISAS Team.

If you have a specific question, you can contact us using our online enquiry form.

You can talk to an advisor in-person at a Question and Answer session or at the drop-in service, which is available every week in the Student Services Centre on the Highfield Campus. If your question is more complicated, we may ask you to book a visa advice appointment. 

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ATAS (UKVI)Extend your Tier 4 (General) visa - UKVIPre-sessional (UKCISA)

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are uncertain about anything or you have a query, then our comprehensive frequently asked questions (FAQs) page may have the answer.

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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