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International Student Support & UKVI Compliance 

The International Student Support & UKVI Compliance  provides visa support for new and existing students at the University of Bradford and has overall responsibility for all visa issues related to Tier 4 and right to study for all non-EU students.

The team has eight members of staff:

International Student Support & UKVI Compliance Manager  Naheeda Kauser
International Student Support & UKVI Compliance Officers Emma Sibson, Sangita Ahir-Sharp, Khatteja Hussain, 
International Student Adviser Vanessa Napolitano, 
International Student Support & UKVI Compliance Assistant      Dawud Abdul-Rahim

The team's main responsibilities are:

  • Working closely with our Admissions teams.
  • Issuance of Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to new and existing students;
  • To provide specialist immigration advice to students and their families on their rights, bringing dependants to the UK, working during and after study, switching to other immigration categories;
  • Working with Faculties to ensure information on attendance monitoring, change of circumstances and visa extension requests is referred in a timely manner;
  • To provide advice to staff across the University on Tier 4;
  • To provide Tier 4 training for all staff working with International students;
  • To provide the link between the University and UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI);
  • Facilitation of International student enrolment;
  • To hold checkpoints in February and October; to ensure students are still meeting their Tier 4 responsibilities and their contact details are current;
  • To keep records for all Tier 4 students, making sure that we are ready for a UK Visa & Immigration (UKVI) audit at all times;
  • To report relevant change of circumstances for Tier 4 students to the UKVI;
  • Assisting students with their Tier 4 visa application in and out of country.
  • To provide an arrival, orientation and welcome programme for new international and EU students.
  • To provide pastoral and welfare care for current international and EU students.

Contact us

Daily drop-in sessions

Students can also visit one of our International Student Support & UKVI Compliance Officers:

  • Monday to Friday, 11.00am to 12.00pm, at MyBradford, Richmond Building,

or our International Student Advisor:

  • Tuesday and Thursday, 11.00am to 12.00pm, at My Bradford, Richmond Building.