Immigration Compliance

You will need to ensure you comply with the conditions attached to your visa and co-operate with the University in fulfilling its sponsor duties.

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The term Student visa on these pages refers to immigration permission issued under both the Student and Tier 4 visa routes. Tier 4 was replaced by the Student visa on 5 October 2020.

There are Home Office conditions attached to your visa that you must comply with and responsibilities that we also have as the sponsor of your visa. Our Immigration Compliance Team is always on hand to help keep you up to date. You must comply with the conditions attached to your visa and cooperate with the University to fulfil its sponsor duties.

Our immigration guides explain the requirements of studying on a Student visa with us here at Dundee and provide information on protecting your immigration status in the UK.

At the University of Dundee, the Immigration Compliance team is responsible for ensuring the University meets the compliance duties set out in UK immigration legislation to maintain our sponsor license.

Sponsor requirements

The University is required to:

  • Hold a copy of your current passport and up-to-date immigration documents.
  • Keep up-to-date UK contact details including both address and telephone number.
  • Inform the Home Office if you do not arrive as expected.
  • Monitor your engagement with your studies.
  • Notify the Home Office if there is a change of circumstances with your studies, for example, if you:
  • Inform the Home Office if we believe you are breaching the conditions of your leave (such as working over the permitted allowance, not engaging in studies).

Student visa conditions

Students must abide by the conditions attached to their visa, which include:

If you have any concerns or questions regarding your immigration status please get in contact with us as soon as possible so we can support you in keeping your immigration status safe.


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