• Visa Immigration Support and Advice

Visa Immigration Support and Advice

Welcome to the international community here at Glasgow Caledonian University. 

At the Campus Life desk, George Moore building level 1, you will get support and advice on day to day matters of studying in Glasgow and getting the most out of your time at the University.

Our VISA advisors offer drop in sessions and pre-booked appointment to discuss any issues you may face during your international study here.

Get immigration and visa advice

The VISA team are on hand at the Campus Life desk, George Moore building level 1, to answer general queries, to make appointments and to organise drop-in sessions and events.

Monday to Thursday 10am - 4:30pm

Friday 10am - 4pm

Visa drop-in sessions

Drop-in sessions are great opportunities to get quick answers to any general questions you may have and visa application advice including a personalised visa application checklist. There is no need to book in advance, just turn up at the Campus Life desk and you will be allocated a 10-minute slot with a VISA advisor.

Drop-ins take place weekly:

Tuesday 2pm - 4pm

Friday 10am - 12pm

Check our Facebook page for the latest updates on service times and news updates.

When to get VISA advice

Immigration and visa advice should be given only by the trained VISA team. If you have been given guidance from anyone else, please verify this information with a member of the team, you'll find us at the Campus Life desk, George Moore building level 1.

  • Contact the team at least 12 weeks before your visa expires to begin the student visa process
  • Submit your student VISA application to the VISA team before your visa expires
  • When using our check and send service, make sure you have your online application log-in details, required documentation, payment method and photograph with you
  • If you are applying with dependents, we need more time to check your forms. Gather all of the required documents in advance and let us know the number of dependents listed when you book the appointment with us.

Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

Please note: ATAS applications are taking at least 20 working days (4 calendar weeks) to process. We appreciate your patience and ask you to book well in advance. For more information visit ATAS.

Conditions of your VISA

It is your responsibility as a student to ensure that you adhere to the working conditions permitted on your visa, as well as all other conditions of your UK visa. 

If you would like to clarify your working allowance or have any other visa and immigration related questions, please email VISA.

VISA extensions

Due to UKVI sponsor licence duties, GCU cannot issue a CAS to students who wish to extend their visa for graduation. If you wish to return to the UK for your graduation ceremony, you will need to apply as a Standard Visitor

Scam warning (January 2016)

UKCISA (the UK Council for International Affairs) has reported a telephone scam targeting international students. The intended victim will receive a phone call from someone who claims to work for the Home Office. The caller might say there is a problem with your immigration status or visa, and that you must pay a fine.

These calls may appear genuine, but you must remember that the UKVI will never ask that you pay money over the phone or through Western Union. Under no circumstances give your bank details, or personal information, to anyone over the phone. If you receive such a call, contact the police and VISA immediately. You may also wish to report it to Action Fraud. For more information on how to deal with this, visit the UKCISA website.

Student wellbeing

University is an exciting time but it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and sometimes you need additional support. The University Student Counselling Service is here to help.