1. When your Tier 4 visa expires, your course will have finished and you intend to return home.
If your current visa gives you enough time to complete your course and you do not intend to do any further study or stay in the UK for any other reason, you should schedule your travel arrangements to leave the UK before your current student visa expires. If this is your situation please ignore the email/webpage.
2. Your Tier 4 visa will expire before your course finishes.
If your current visa does not give you enough time to complete your course (for example you have been referred in a module or need more time for your PhD), you will need to make a visa extension application. Please contact International Student Advice (ISA) to find out how you can do this.
3. You have made an application to get a new visa (not Tier 4) yourself.
If you have made an application to extend your visa yourself then you need to provide evidence of the application to ISA.
4. Your current Tier 4 visa covers your course but you would like to stay in the UK to study a new course.
If you are intending to study a new course you will need to make a visa extension application before your new course starts. If your new course will be at the University of Plymouth we recommend that you contact us at ISA so you can prepare for your visa extension.
5. You have left the UK.
Please contact ISA and provide a copy of the evidence you have left such as a flight ticket. If you have already done this please ignore this email/webpage.
6. Distance learning students
You have received the email because the visa we have on record for you is expiring. Please provide us with evidence that you have left the UK, or let us know that you intend to leave. Distance learning students will not be withdrawn from their programmes once their visas expire, but please do remember each time you come into the UK it is a requirement you scan your visa with ISA.
7. None of the above
Contact ISA to discuss.
You will not be able to remain enrolled on your programme once your visa has expired if you are still in the UK. If you need an appointment to discuss, or to make your visa application then let us know and we can ensure you are booked in as a priority. You may or may not be able to extend in the UK. If you need a CAS to extend your visa please contact us to request one. If you are switching into a different immigration category then we recommend you seek independent immigration advice.
We reserve the right to withdraw or interrupt you from your studies if you have no valid immigration permission, are an over stayer OR in our reasonable opinion you cannot submit a valid Tier 4 or other visa application within required deadlines, and we have no evidence to show that you have left the UK.If your situation does not fit into the above options or you would like further advice please contact ISA.