Updates for International Students
Christmas Newsletter 2013
The newsletter has information for International Students about what's going on over Christmas. To have a look click here.
Autumn Newsletter 2013
This term's newsletter has articles on Go Global, coach trips, preventing burglaries, immigration, the shuttle bus, HOST, changing address, insurance, the Sirius Programme, Nightline and banking.
To have a look through click here.
Welcome newsletter 2013
The International Office would like to extend a welcome to all new international students. This newsletter has information on bank accounts and police registration that you may find useful as well as opportunities to take part in coach trips and stay with HOST families for a weekend to see other parts of the UK.
To read it click here.
Immigration Advice Service
The Immigration Advice Service have added a new feature to their appointment booking page. You can now
- Telephone the International Office reception on 024 7652 3706 (internal extension 23706)
- Drop in to the International Office reception on the first floor of University House
- Complete an online booking form
The Home Office has further been expanding its premium and priority services for out-of-country applications. Premium and priority services allow applicants to have their visa applications placed at the front of the queue once received by UK Visas and Immigration.
If you have any further queries about this news item please do not hesitate to contact the Immigration Service at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 02476 523706.
Please see further advisory information for Croation nationals from the Home Office. If you have any questions on this advice, please contact the Immigration Service at email@example.com
The Immigration Service have recorded a number of presentations about how to make a Tier 4 application both from within the UK and from overseas. We hope that these will assist you when making your application. You can access these from the Tier 4 Student Visas web page of the Immigration Service website.
Croatia is expected to join the European Union (EU) on 1 July 2013 http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/newsarticles/2012/october/39-croatia .
This means that students who have presented a Croatian passport at enrolment, and whose nationality code on the University's student records system is recorded as 'Croatian', will no longer be subject to UK immigration control after 1 July 2013. Those students in the UK on a Tier 4 visa sponsored by the University of Warwick will be reported to the Home Office on 1 July 2013 as the University will no longer be required to sponsor them. As of 1 July 2013, Tier 4 visas held by Croatian nationals will become invalid. Students do not need to take any further action because they are no longer subject to UK immigration control, although they may wish to apply for an EU Residence Permit http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/eucitizens/documents-eea-nationals/ .
Under transitional arrangements, for the time being, most Croatian nationals will be subject to restrictions on employment which will require students to apply for a work permit. Information about the application process for a work permit will be available on the UKBA website from 1 July 2013. This permission will need to be granted before a student can start working following the invalidity of the Tier 4 visa on 1 July 2013. Some exceptions are stated in the draft Regulations http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2013/9780111539156/regulation/2 currently being considered by Parliament. Students are advised to consult the Immigration Service if they are unsure whether or not they should continue working in order to avoid any breaches of UK Employment Law.
Croatian students are strongly advised to obtain comprehensive sickness insurance before 1 July 2013 to demonstrate that they have a right of residence in the UK by exercising their European treaty right as a student. Further information about 'comprehensive sickness insurance' and all of the above points can be found here on the UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) website http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/student/eea.php#eea_national.