Visas and immigration

You've chosen UWE Bristol. And we're here for you when it comes to visas and immigration. Find the guidance you need.

Applying for a visa

Apply for a visa and find out which visa you need to start your course at UWE Bristol.

Applying for a visa
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Arriving in the UK

What to expect when going through immigration and customs, including the documents you'll need, plus information about collecting your biometric residence permit (BRP) once you reach Bristol.

Arriving in the UK
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Biometric Residence Permits

Information about BRPs, including what do do if it is lost

Biometric Residence Permits
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Protecting your visa

If you are here on a Student visa, find out what you need to do during your stay in the UK.

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Enrolment and attendance monitoring

Important information about enrolling on your course – and how we will check your attendance.

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Responsibility for your Student visa

Learn about your responsibilities as a visa holder.

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Our responsibility as a Student Sponsor

As a Student Sponsor, we have to make sure that our students meet the responsibilities of their visas.

Bringing your family

Advice on bringing family or your partner to the UK with your student visa. 

Bringing your family
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Working and travelling with your visa

Working in the UK

Working conditions of international students are complicated and the consequences for working illegally in the UK are severe. Read important information and guidance on working in the UK with your visa.

International travel

Want to travel during your free time? It's possible – find out more about the Schengen Visa Scheme and other visas you may need.

Extending or renewing your visa

If you need to extend your student visa – or apply for a new one – here's an overview of what you need to know and your next steps.

Extending or applying for new visas
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