At BU we want to give our international students all the support they need to meet their immigration conditions. We don't want you to have any problems with your visa, so we have put together the following important information to help you. This includes your Student visa application/extensions and advice about working restrictions and travelling within the EU during your studies.
The AskBU Advisers have received basic immigration training and can answer all your general immigration questions. If you need complex immigration advice the Immigration Compliance and Advice Team are fully immigration trained advisers and the only team at BU who have the required training to offer immigration advice. You can contact a member of our Immigration Compliance and Advice Team through AskBU.
If the AskBU team is not available, you can use the OISC Adviser Finder on the right of this page to find a trained immigration adviser.
Biometric Residence Permits
If you are applying for a Student visa which will last more than six months, your permission to remain in the UK will be issued in two parts:
- You will receive a 90-day entry clearance visa that will allow you to enter the UK.
- Once you are in the UK, you will be issued with Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), which will cover your full duration of studies.
You do not have to apply separately for a BRP. You’ll get one automatically if your visa or immigration application is approved, or you’re replacing an older document.
We have answered some of the most common queries below. If you still have questions, please contact the Immigration Compliance and Advice Team.