Immigration advice

The International Student Support Office is here to help you with your immigration enquiries for the UK - from your initial application for a Tier 4 (General) Student visa to study your first course at Exeter, to visas for working after your studies. Immigration is changing all the time, it is therefore extremely important that students keep up-to-date with the newest regulations when applying for their visas and access the free specialist immigration advice that we offer.

Detailed, easy to read information about applying for visas before, during and after your studies is available via the links on the left. Please read this information before you contact us.

Please note that when you request complex individual advice, or apply for a visa through our office, we ask you to sign our Client Care Agreement.

We now provide a secure next day Special Delivery Service for your visa application documents. It is strongly recommended that all students submitting their applications through our office use this service.



From 24 November 2016: Dependants of Tier 4 students now need to show £680 per month for the duration of the student’s leave up to a maximum of 9 months. This is a change to the previous requirement where students needed to show £680 per month for the length of the course or 9 months, whichever was shorter.
This will mean that dependants extending their leave for a few months will now need to show £680 per month for the additional four months of leave granted by UKVI as well as the the students study dates. If you think you are likely to be affected by these changes you should seek advice as soon as possible from the International Student Support Office by logging a SID enquiry through iExeter.


Changing programme? In most cases students changing programmes must apply for a new visa for before they can start their new programme. For details see Change your programme of study page.