Where can I get further information and help
Contact the Advice and Counselling Service
If you have used this guide and the resources it mentions, but your situation is unusually complex or something has gone wrong, you can contact the Advice and Counselling Service at Queen Mary University of London, where qualified staff can provide immigration advice that is regulated by the UK government.
Please note - we will not normally help you make a routine check of your application form or documents.
When you contact the Advice and Counselling Service, our frontline team will check to see if your query can be answered in our guidance or guidance published by UKCISA or the UK Government. If you query is more complicated, our frontline team will refer your query to a Welfare Adviser.
Depending on your query, a Welfare Adviser may respond by email, or you may be allocated a one to one appointment with a Welfare Adviser (by telephone or in person).
In some cases, you may be directed to seek advice from another regulated immigration adviser.
UKCISA is an organisation funded by UK academic institutions to provide support and guidance to international students. UKICSA are not part of the Home Office and provide independent advice on a range of issues affecting international students including immigration.
UKCISA’s website contains lots of useful guidance and resources for international students including applying for immigration permission: https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/
You can telephone UKCISA for advice. UKCISA’s staff are experienced in advising students about the UK’s immigration regulations and can give you free advice by telephone.
We advise you to have all your documents with you when you telephone, so that you can refer to them.
The UKCISA advice line is open Monday to Friday, 1-4pm (UK time): +44 (0)20 7788 9214
For more information, visit the UKCISA website.
The Advice and Counselling Service at Queen Mary and the UK Council for International Student Affairs are regulated by the UK Government to provide immigration advice to students.
You can also get legal advice by contacting an immigration adviser. Make sure that the immigration adviser you choose is authorised to provide immigration advice and services by the Office for the Immigration Services Commissioner or other regulatory body
You can find other regulated advisers through:
Law, regulations and policies can change quickly. The information on our website is given in good faith and has been carefully checked but QMUL cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions. QMUL is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites which are provided for further information.