Newcastle University London

Visa and Immigration

Visa and Immigration

Find out if you need a visa or entry clearance to study in the UK and what to do when you arrive.

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The Newcastle University Visa & Immigration Information page has useful information on the following topics:

  • Visa requirements
  • Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies letter (CAS)
  • Arriving in the UK and Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)
  • Tier 4 Pilot

If you have applied to Newcastle University London and cannot find the information you are looking for on the above page, please contact the dedicated visa team at the London campus:

T: +(44) (0)203 752 2459

E: visa.nul@ncl.ac.uk

Visit our Statement of Service page for more information about the services provided by the Newcastle University and Newcastle University London visa teams.

Passport

Police registration

Once you arrive in the UK, you must register with the police within seven days. This requirement will be stated on your visa, biometric residence permit or Home Office letter approving your application for leave.

You will need to go to the Overseas Visitors Records Office (OVRO) with the following:

  • A completed OVRO Registration Proforma (handwritten copies will not be accepted)
  • UK passport photo (colour, 45mm high x 35mm wide and pasted to form)
  • Original passport
  • Original entry clearance visa or BRP visa card
  • Letter confirming you are required to register with the police (if not noted on your visa)
  • £34 registration fee

The address of the OVRO is:

Southwark Police Station, 323 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1JL

Nearest tube station: Borough

Open 9am-4pm Monday-Wednesday & Friday (except public and bank holidays)

If you fail to complete your police registration, you are in breach of your visa conditions and you will not be able to continue your course at university.

Please note, change of address must be reported within 7 days to your local police station and not to OVRO.

The Visa Team run sessions at the start of the academic year for students who want help completing the registration form. Details of the OVRO police registration process will be provided in your induction schedule. We would encourage our London students to take advantage of this service, which reduces disruption to your vital study time at the start of term. 

Visa drop-in service

Students that are studying at Newcastle University London can take advantage of our visa drop-in service on Tuesdays from 2-4pm and Thursdays from 10-12pm.

Please visit the 4th floor Welcome Desk to book your appointment. The drop-in sessions are for complex queries only.

Graduation

If you intend to return to the UK for graduation we advise that you apply for a Standard Visitor visa. Further information is available on the Home Office website.

Visa letters for congregations in London for you or your family members can by requested by completing the Visa Letter Request Form. If you are a current registered student you can contact the Congregation Team via their dedicated online student enquiry form. 

Special Announcements

Coronavirus information - Updated February 2020

The Home Office has published guidance for Chinese nationals whose UK immigration permission is affected by the coronavirus.

The guidance sets out the following provisions for Chinese nationals in the UK, whose visas expire before the end of March 2020:

  • If you have been compliant with the conditions of your visa, you will have your leave automatically extended until 31st March 2020. This applies to Chinese nationals who have a visa expiry date between 24th January 2020 and 30th March 2020.
  • You do not need to do anything to get this extension; it will automatically be added to UK Visa and Immigration’s systems.
  • You will not receive a new biometric residence permit card.
  • If you have already applied to extend your visa, you don’t need to do anything.
  • If you intend to extend your UK visa before 31st March 2020, you should continue to do so.
  • If you require documentary evidence of your visa extension under the above provisions, you should contact the coronavirus immigration helpline on 0800 678 1767 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or at  CIH@homeoffice.gov.uk

Absence due to coronavirus:

Students whose attendance on their programme is affected for more than 3 days by the coronavirus due to illness, personal circumstances, a period of quarantine or inability to travel should follow the University’s absence procedure. Where students are unable to attend for more than 3 working days, they should follow the procedures in the link below:

www.ncl.ac.uk/students/progress/Regulations/SPS/Attendance/sickness

To submit a notification of absence form please click here https://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=5506844

It is very important that you keep the University updated on your personal circumstances, as unauthorised absences may need to be reported to the Home Office.

Visa Application Centres in China

UK Visa Application Centres (VAC) in China are currently closed. If your documents are currently with a VAC and you need to travel urgently, you should contact the Chinese authorities or consular representatives in China for alternative travel documents.

Full Home Office guidance is available at  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-immigration-guidance-if-youre-unable-to-return-to-china-from-the-uk?utm_source=251bd6c7-353c-4af5-a1b8-92a0d333d258&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

The above guidance is subject to review and may be updated as the situation changes.

If you have any questions or concerns about your specific immigration situation, please contact the Visa Support Team at visa.nul@ncl.ac.uk

If you require support from the University’s Student Health & Wellbeing Service, please email Welfare.London@newcastle.ac.uk

 

Tier 4 Telephone Scam - Updated October 2016

We have received a notice from the Home Office of a telephone scam targeted at Tier 4 students. The caller may tell you that you have failed to pay for an immigration service or complete the correct paperwork and ask you to pay a fine to remedy this.

It may appear genuine as they may be in possession of your full name, address and passport information and be calling from a number that appear on the gov.uk website. Please note that the Home Office will never phone you to request personal details or make any payments.

The Home Office or UKVI will never contact students in this manner and if you receive any communications of have any concerns please speak to the Visa & Admissions Team.