Newcastle University London

Visa and Immigration

To contact the Visa Support Team in Newcastle University London, email:

The Visa Advisers are Katarina Ghosh, Alena Nemeckova and Izabela Puniszkis.

Office of Immigration Service Commissioners (OISC)

The Visa Advisers at Newcastle University are authorised to provide immigration advice and services as regulated by the Office of Immigration Service Commissioners (OISC). The OISC sets the standards to which services and advice must comply. For more information about the OISC, please visit Office of Immigration Service Commissioners.

Data Protection

A record of advice given will be noted and recorded electronically on a confidential system. All data is stored in accordance with Newcastle University’s Data Protection policy. For further details, please visit the University’s Data Protection website. In line with our obligations to the Home Office as a Student licensed sponsor, however, we may be required to share information on specific cases. Please ask the Visa Support Team for further details.

In the event of an institutional audit by the OISC, your record may be viewed strictly for audit purposes only. Please let your adviser know if you do not wish to have your record used for this purpose.


If you have a complaint about the service you have received, please refer initially to our Student Complaints Procedure. If you wish to complain about any immigration advice which you consider to be poor or incorrect, you can contact the OISC.

Police Registration

If you need a visa to come to the UK, you may also need to register with the local police upon arrival.

You should check your visa vignette inside your passport or the decision letter for your visa application to find out if you need to register with the police.

If you need to register with the police, you should follow the steps on the OVRO webpage to complete your registration:

You should only contact Northumbria Police once you have been able to collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card. You should only do so once you have completed any required Covid-19 quarantine. 

If you have already registered with the police, you should make sure that you keep your police registration certificate up-to-date at all times.

UPDATE 08/01/2021

Following the Government's recent announcement on a national lockdown, OVRO are now in a position to confirm that the OVRO will close from Monday 11th Jan 2021 until further notice.

The decision to close the services has not been taken lightly but given the exponential spread and rise in Covid-19 cases, public and staff safety must come first.

OVRO will be emailing cancellation notifications to everyone who has booked an appointment.  

OVRO are aware that some 3rd party service provider servers have been blocking our emails from reaching certain email addresses. Unfortunately this is something OVRO have no control over.

Students should not be concerned if they have not received a cancellation notification email from the OVRO but should nevertheless be encouraged to check their Spam/Junk folders.

OVRO Online appointment booking facility on their website has been temporarily deactivated .

Please rest assured that no penalty action will be taken for delayed registration/reporting and OVRO will do everything they can in line with Government guidelines to resume services as soon as possible.