Visas and immigration

As a Tier 4 student sponsored by Sheffield Hallam University, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) expects you to meet several requirements to ensure your permission to study in the UK remains valid.

What to do if you lose your passport or biometric residence permit inside the UK.

You and your dependents may be able to extend your visas with the help of specialist staff in the International Experience Team.

You can apply for a Standard Visitor visa for your family members if they want to visit you in the UK.

Details of the documents you will need to apply for this visa.

For tier 4 students who want to bring dependants to the UK.

Details of the Home Office scheme which grants an additional 12 months of leave in the UK to Tier 4 Doctoral students who successfully complete their doctorates at Sheffield Hallam.

It can be worthwhile applying for a Short-Term Study visa instead of a Tier 4 visa if you intend to be in the UK for less than 11 months.

What to do if you want to travel within Europe

A CAS letter, or Certificate of Acceptance of Studies, is required as part of the visa extension process.

You will need to complete the visa support letter request form.

Find out if your student visa allows you to work whilst you study in the UK

If you would like to become self employed, go freelance or start your own business during your course, the Enterprise team provides all the support you need to get going.

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