The UK has moved to a Points Based System for immigration purposes and there have been significant changes in the regulations relating to students and universities that have been implemented within Tier 4 of the Points Based System.
Under Tier 4, UK higher education providers are considered the “sponsor” of international students studying in the UK. The University of Roehampton is a Highly Trusted Sponsor.
The University of Roehampton has a responsibility to keep the UK Border Agency informed of students who have been given immigration permission and then fail to arrive on time, or who do not attend properly.
Our duties under the points-based system include:
The University of Roehampton will keep records of your attending the Check Sessions throughout the academic year, as well as copies of your passport and documents confirming your right to study in the UK.
If you fail to attend all ID Check Sessions you will be reported to the Home Office.
All students with a Tier 4 Visa must have their Passport and Tier 4 Visa details double checked and copied by the International Student Immigration Officer at the University of Roehampton. You will be requested to bring your travel documents to the Information Centre during your induction week. If your passport expires you will need to apply for a new passport in the UK and you will need to have your new passport details copied.
For further details about this please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Tier 4 students 2012-13
|Friday 14 September||9am–12 noon AND 1-5pm||Information Centre - Richardson Building - Digby Stuart Campus|
|Monday 17 September||9am–12 noon AND 1-5pm||Information Centre - Richardson Building - Digby Stuart Campus|
Continuing Tier 4 students 2012-13
|Thursday 27 September||9am–12 noon AND 1-5pm||Information Centre - Richardson Building - Digby Stuart Campus|
|Friday 28 September||9am–12 noon AND 1-5pm||Information Centre - Richardson Building - Digby Stuart Campus|
Please attend one of the designated times and bring your University of Roehampton Student Card.
International students whose Tier 4 visas contain information telling them to register with the police should aim do so within seven days of arriving in the UK although this is flexible.
Students living in Greater London should go to:
180 Borough High Street
London SE1 1LH
Tel: 020 7230 1208 (for recorded information)
Mondays – Fridays, 9am-4pm
(nearest tube station is Borough on the Northern Line)
To register you must take with you
1. Your passport
2. £34 in cash, credit card, debit card or cheque with cheque guarantee card
3. Proof of student status (offer letter or enrolment letter from the UG/FE Registry or PG/Professional Registry if you have already enrolled)
The police will give you a Police Registration Certificate. Keep this safe and use it when you re-enter the UK or apply to renew your student visa. If you are ever asked to produce it, you will have 48 hours to do so. Every time you change address, please inform your local police station within seven days so that they can change your Certificate to the new address. You will also need to re-register with the Police if you extend your visa or switch sponsor, the new visa will contain details that you need to do so.
You will need to register with the Police if you are a student from any of the following countries:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt
Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, North Korea
Oman, Palestine, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yemen
Enrolment Week: Monday 17 – Friday 21 September 2012
Finish date for PG Taught Programmes: Friday 6 September 2012
As you are studying on a 50 week programme including the time given for writing up your dissertations; your employment must be no more than 20 hours per week during term-time.
You have immigration permission to work over 20 hours per week from the period between your course completion date and the expiry date of your current Tier 4 Visa. Your job must not constitute a full time vacancy.
During term-time your employment must be no more than 20 hours per week.
During recognised vacation periods your Tier 4 Visa allows for you to work full time as long as your job does not constitute a full time vacancy.
You have immigration permission to work over 20 hours from the period between your course completion date and the expiry date of your current Tier 4 Visa.
Autumn Term 2012
Enrolment Week: Monday 17 – Friday 21 September
Undergraduate Teaching Begins: Monday 24 September
Teaching and Term Ends: Friday 14 December
Christmas Vacation: 14 December 2012 - 6 January 2013
Spring Term 2013
Undergraduate Teaching Begins: Monday 7 January
Teaching and Term Ends:
Summer Term (examination and assessment)
Undergraduate Teaching Begins:
If your circumstances change while UKBA are considering your Tier 4 application or while you are studying in the UK as a Tier 4 student, you should tell UKBA using the change of circumstances form (the form should be used by any student who has sent applications after 30 July 2010).
You should use the form to inform UKBA of:
The form should not be used to report other changes, such as a change in your education provider or course of study. You can find more information in the guidance notes at the back of the form.
If you have an identity card for foreign nationals, you should not use the change of circumstances form to tell UKBA about changes to your personal details or appearance. Instead you should use form ICFN (RC), which you can download from the Identity card holders' responsibilities page.
When you complete the change of circumstances form, you will need:
You must send the form to the postal address on the cover of the form.
You must advise the University of any contact details that change whilst studying at Roehampton. This includes your:
Please email: email@example.com
You will need to visit the Information Centre in the Richardson Building based on Digby Stuart Campus to complete the necessary changing in circumstance forms:
The University of Roehampton is a Highly Trusted Sponsor. Our license is reviewed and is therefore subject to change.
This information should not be viewed as legal representation. The guidance offered is to be viewed strictly as guidance and not as legal advice.