Student Immigration Service

Our office is closed in light of the latest COVID-19 government guidance.  If you need assistance with your visa, you should in the first instance email, and if appropriate, we will be able to set up a remote appointment at a suitable date and time. 

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When you get to the UK, where you collect your BRP from will depend on what you put in your application.  It may be:

  • Old College;
  • Waverley Bridge Post Office or;
  • It may be posted to your UK address (if you have made your application from the UK)

The location of your collection will be clearly visible on your Decision Letter from the Home Office. This is a letter which would have been returned to you in the envelope with your passport from the visa processing centre.

Currently you do not need to get your BRP within 10 days of arriving; the rules about this have been relaxed due to Covid-19 to allow for any period of self isolation.

Your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)

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Guidance on applying for a Student visa or Standard Visitor visa to study at the University of Edinburgh.

Guidance on government travel restrictions, University travel, fieldwork and outdoor teaching.  

Click here for immigration guidance for those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak

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Visa options for those who wish to work in the UK during or after their studies.

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Information for students from the European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland.

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Immigration for family members and dependants.

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Advice and guidance for University of Edinburgh staff working with non-UK students. 

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Information about support available to non-UK students and applicants at the University of Edinburgh.