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Visa & International Student Advice

Visa & International Student Advice


 

 Who are we and what do we do?

 The Visa & International Student Advice Team offers advice and guidance to all King’s international students. Whether you're thinking of coming to King’s, already have an offer to study with us, or are a current student, we are here for you throughout your student journey.

Before you begin on your course, we provide advice, information, and outreach sessions related to Student and other visa types. We can also help you navigate any changes to your personal circumstances throughout your time at King’s where they may impact on your visa status. Whether that be changing a visa, extending your studies, interrupting or withdrawal. We also offer advice about visa options after you have completed your studies.  

We are also here to support and advocate on your behalf when required, and if we are the most appropriate team to do so. If the expertise you need sits with another team or agency, we will help you to get you appropriate support. 


Useful information

Student Visas

What is a Student Visa and how to apply for one

Can I bring a dependant to the UK

Do I need a new Student visa to start my studies at King's?

Can I apply for another Student visa if I'm resitting, repeating or deferring my studies?

What to do if you recieve a visa refusal

Short-term Study

Working in the UK

What is a CAS and how do I get one?

Student Services Online - For further guidance on Immigration and Visa support at King’s please visit the Immigration & Advice:

 


How to Contact our Team

 

 

Online: Most queries will be able to be answered by using Student Services Online, please use this in the first instance

E-mail: Please email us at advice@kcl.ac.uk. emails are prioritised by urgency and we aim to respond within 5 working days

By phone: Please call the Student Visa & International Advice Line on 020 7848 7001:

  • Tuesday 1PM – 3PM
  • Thursday 1PM-3PM
  • Friday 9AM-11AM

Please ensure you have your Student ID ready as your adviser will ask for this at the start of the call.  Please note these calls are usually for a maximum of 15 minutes if your query is complex then it may require an appointment or follow up by e-mail. 

Face to face: You can make a request to have an appointment with an adviser in person or over Microsoft Teams.  

Drop-in: Enrolled students can also come to a Campus Drop-in from 13.00-15.00 on Monday & Wednesday at Student Services (Level 4, Bush House South East, Strand Campus)

Please note that these are quick sessions. If we're unable to fully address your query on the day, a follow-up appointment will be booked, or an email with advice will be sent to you after your meeting

Question and Answer sessions - listed below in our workshops and events section

 


 

Workshops and events

All workshops and events are only for students who intend to study at King's or are already enrolled with us.  

Offer Holder Visa & International Presentations

At these sessions we provide full guidance on what to prepare and how to submit your Student Visa application.  There is also an opportunity for you to ask questions whilst listening to the presentation.

Tuesday July 16th  Offer Holder Visa & International  12:00 Join live event

 

Online Question & Answer (Q&A) Sessions

These are open Question and Answer sessions run by our advisers. You can join to ask a question or stay for the whole meeting. Since these are open sessions, only ask questions you don't mind others seeing. Don't share sensitive information or documents about your situation. For help with specific details, please contact us by email or through our adviceline listed above

 

July Q&A Sessions                                                                                 

Tuesday July 16th  Visa Application Q&A  10:00 AM  Join the meeting now

Tuesday July 23rd Visa Application Q&A  10:00 AM Join the meeting now

Thursday July 25th   Graduate Visa Q&A  10:30 AM Join the meeting now

Tuesday July 30th  Visa Application Q&A  10:00 AM  Join the meeting now

 

August Q&A Sessions

Tuesday August 6th  Visa Application Q&A  10:00 AM Join the meeting now

Tuesday August 13th Visa Application Q&A  10:00 AM Join the meeting now

Tuesday August 20th  Visa Application Q&A  10:00 AM Join the meeting now

Tuesday August 27th Visa Application Q&A  10:00 AM Join the meeting now 

 

Post Study Work Options

The Careers & Employability and Visa & International Student Advice teams will be holding a webinar on International Students - Post Study Work Options incl. Skilled Worker Visa and the Graduate Route on Monday, 29th July from 12pm to 1.30pm.  This session will cover the following:

  • Working on a Student visa
  • Graduate Route visa
  • Skilled Worker visa
  • Graduate Route vs Skilled Worker – which is best for me?
  • Transitioning from the Student Route to a work visa
  • Other work visa options, including Global Talent and the Innovator Founder visa

Further details can be found on King’s CareerConnect: https://kcl.targetconnect.net/leap/event.html?id=18234&service=Careers%20Service

 


 

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