Students Staff

Immigration Enquiries

Our University and Students Union have experienced advisers who are authorised to give immigration advice to University of Essex students and applicants regarding the student categories of the UK’s Immigration rules. Advisers are only able to give advice within their level of competency, therefore, in some cases you may be referred to an alternative immigration advice service.

Immigration advice and services are regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) and as an institution we have to abide by the regulations. The OISC has the power to investigate complaints made about immigration advice and services provided by an institution.

Find out how our University uses information about you by reading the Privacy Policy.

  • Are you applying to study a new course with the University of Essex (including pre-sessional English)?

    The information gathered in this form will be used to answer your enquiry and treated in line with the University's Privacy Notice. However, please note that if you are a current Essex student and you have a Tier 4/Student visa, as your sponsor, the University of Essex may be required to report certain information you disclose to us, to the Home Office. If you are concerned about this please direct your enquiry to SU Advice in the first instance as they are an independent advice service.

    All fields marked with a * are compulsory.

    Applicants
    Family name: *
    Forenames: *
    Date of birth:
    Day:
    Month:
    Year:
    Email address: *
    Your current location: *
    What date do you plan to return to the UK (leave blank if you do not intend to return)?
    Course level and description: *
    UCAS or Applicant number:
    What is your question? *
  • Are you applying to study a pathway course with the University of Essex International College or already studying there?

  • Are you a current Essex student?

    The information gathered in this form will be used to answer your enquiry and treated in line with our Student Services Hub Confidentiality Policy. Advice will be given via email usually within 5 working days.

    Please note that if you have a Tier 4/Student visa, as your sponsor, the University of Essex may be required to report certain information you disclose to us, to the Home Office. If you are concerned about this please direct your enquiry to SU Advice in the first instance as they are an independent advice service.

    PLEASE NOTE: If you are a current student who has a question about starting a new course you should use the applicant form above.

    All fields marked with a * are compulsory.

    Students
    Family name: *
    Forenames: *
    Registration number or PRID: *
    Your campus: *
    Email address: *
    Your current location: *
    What date do you plan to return to the UK (leave blank if you do not intend to return)?
    Current visa: *
    What's your enquiry about?
    • Applying for permission to stay as a Student within the UK

      Send an email to suadvice@essex.ac.uk.

    • I think I may have broken a condition of my visa

      Send an email to suadvice@essex.ac.uk.

    • I have lost my BRP or my BRP contains an error

      Please read our guidance as the answer to your question is likely to be found here. You should only submit this form if you have read our guidance and can't find the answer you're looking for.

    • I have a question about the EU Settlement Scheme

      We are only authorised to provide tailored immigration advice regarding the UK’s student immigration rules so can't answer your questions. Please read the extensive UKCISA guidance for EEA/Swiss nationals and contact their student advice line if you have any questions.

    • I need a visa to study or visit abroad

      Sorry, we aren't authorised to give you advice about the immigration laws of other countries. The British Council publish useful information for UK students wishing to study overseas. If you wish to travel to another country we recommend you read the relevant government website.

    • I need a document from the University

      Our International Services team can produce the following documents for UK immigration purposes only:

      • CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) for students continuing their course.
      • An email for an employer detailing term and vacation dates for Tier 4/Student visa holders.
      • A letter to apply for a new ATAS certificate to continue your course.
      • A "highly likely" to pass letter for Postgraduate students going to study at another institution.
      • A letter for eligible students to apply to the Skilled Worker route 3 months prior to completing their course.

      Please let us know in the "Something else" section below which of these documents you require and your employers name, if it’s for employment purposes. Many other documents are available to order from your Student Services Hub.

    • Something else: *

  • Are you a member of University of Essex staff?

    If your enquiry is about a current student or about our policies and procedures please email our International Services team.

    If your enquiry is regarding a prospective student or applicant please email Admissions.

    If you have a question relating to your own immigration status you should contact sponsoredstaff@essex.ac.uk.