Student Immigration Service

Exceptional Assurance to End

UKVI have confirmed that Exceptional Assurance (EA) will no longer be granted after 30th November 2022. If you have current permission to stay in the UK with Exceptional Assurance, you may remain until your EA end date. You must make plans to exit the UK on or before your EA end date, to avoid becoming an overstayer. Alternatively, if you have been granted alternative permission to stay, please let us know by completing our Contact Form. Confirmation from UKVI can be found here: Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents.

Careers students

Find out which visa is the right one for you to study at Edinburgh and learn how to apply for it.

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You need a CAS number to apply for a visa. The process to get a CAS number is different depending on what type of student you are. Find out what you need to do to get your CAS number.

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The UK government has announced that the police registration scheme has been suspended with immediate effect. 

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What you can expect and need to consider when you are travelling to the UK.

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When you arrive in the UK, you must attend International Check-in. Find out what you need to do to attend.

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Certain students are allowed to bring their partner and any children under 18 to the UK with them.

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Information on travelling to the UK and the EU Settlement Scheme for students from the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

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

Russia/Ukraine conflict

Please be assured that there are no changes to Student visa conditions as a result of the ongoing situation in Ukraine. If you currently hold a Student visa, this will not be affected.

If you have a question about your Student visa, please get in touch with our team. You can also read about other support available in the University’s Statement on Ukraine: