Visas and Immigration

This section of our site provides detailed information on immigration issues relating to international students. 

Please apply for your visa well in advance of your course start date. Many students fail to take up their place at the University because they leave applying for a visa until the last minute.


Note to EU/EEA Nationals: Nationals of the European Union and European Economic Area (EEA) may enter the UK by producing a valid passport or national identity card, and are able to study without restriction.

The following pages will provide you with information about applying for a visa to study at Southampton Solent University. Further information can also be found on the UKCISA| website as well as the UK Border Agency|'s.

News and updates

Important changes from April 2012|

Applying for your visa

Which visa should I apply for?|
What do I need to apply for my Tier 4 student visa?
|How long will it take?
|When can I come to the UK?
|Can I bring my family to the UK with me?
|How do I extend my student visa?
|I already have a UK student visa, do I need a new visa for Southampton?
|What do I need to apply for a Student Visitor Visa
|Can I come to the UK before I get a place on a course?|

Financial requirements for your visa

How much money do I need to show for my student visa? 
|How long must the money have been in my account?|

Registering with the Police

Do I need to register with the Police?
|How do I register with the Police?  |

Important information you need to know:

Your responsibilities as a Tier 4 Student|
Arriving in the UK - Immigration control|
Tier 4 time limits|

Can't find the answer?

If you can't see the answer to your question, please send the International Advice Team an email:|

For more information on our International Advice service, please follow the below link:
International Advice Team|

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