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
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
Biometric Residence Permits
Information about BRPs, including what do do if it is lostBiometric Residence Permits
Protecting your visa
If you are here on a Student visa, find out what you need to do during your stay in the UK.
Enrolment and attendance monitoring
Important information about enrolling on your course – and how we will check your attendance.
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
Are you progressing from a pre-sessional English course to your main programme of study? Get the right visa information for you.Pre-sessional students
Working and travelling with your visa
Working in the UK
Working conditions for 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.
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
UWE Bristol's International College
Visa advice for students who have completed a programme at UWE Bristol's International College (UWEBIC).Find out more
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Immigration Advice Service
Help and advice on Student Visas for international students at UWE Bristol.
Immigration Health Surcharge
Applications for visas that are more than six months long also include an Immigration Health Surcharge. The cost is based on the length of the visa that you are applying for.
The type of study you can do may be limited if your visa is short term with restrictive conditions – such as the Standard Visitor visa.