ISVAT Enquiry Forms

If your question is not answered in our guidance, use the forms below to contact our team for advice. 

We use our forms to make sure we have all the information we need and can therefore advise you correctly


Enquiry form for students applying to study at LSE, offer holders or recent LSE alumni

If you have an application/offer in place to study with LSE or have completed your programme, 

please complete this form to get in touch with the team:

ISVAT - Applicants and Alumni Enquiry Form.

Enquiry form for LSE students who are  registered and have started their studies at the School

If you have registered for your programme, please complete this form to get in touch with the team.

Tip: You will need to select the full country name for your form to submit. For example, please choose United Kingdom rather than typing UK.  If you abbreviate the country your form will not submit.

ISVAT - Registered Student Enquiry  Form.

What happens after my form has been submitted?

After completing your enquiry form, it will be directed to the team.  The standard response time is three to five working days as confirmed by the auto-reply you will receive to confirm that your form has been submitted.

Our peak period is from June to November and it is likely that it may take the maximum time to answer initial and follow-up questions.  We assess queries on a daily basis depending on their urgency e.g. complex cases that need additional referral or expiry dates of visas. 

Do I need to complete a new query form each time I have a question?

No, you do not need to complete the form each time you have a question.  You can simply reply to the email response you receive from the team.  The same adviser will work with you on your case unless:

  • they are unavailable due to leave or illness;
  • your case is complex and it has been escalated to the manager;
  • the staff member has escalated the case for other reasons.

By responding to our replies, all the advice is in one trail so it will be easier for you to refer to.

Getting an initial response from the manager doesn't mean the case is automatically complex.  We are a small team of three and during peak periods all members of the team answer queries.  If your adviser changes or your case is escalated, you will be informed of the reason why.

Why do you always refer me to the guidance?

A lot of the questions asked are already answered in our guidance.  We will always refer you here first if we know the answer is already available in our guides. We are of course happy to clarify any points in the guidance or answer your questions if they are not covered.

Advice Disclaimer

We are only able to advise applicants to the LSE who have an LSE ID number, current students and alumni who still hold a valid visa sponsored by LSE. 

Please check the details you provide in your query and that you are using the correct form before submission.  By completing either of these forms you are confirming that you have given us an accurate description of your current immigration status.

If you have completed the incorrect form, ISVAT may request that you complete the correct form for your circumstances.

Advice given will be based on the current immigration rules at the point of your query. These are subject to change at short notice and it is your responsibility to check the updated guidance. We are unable to guarantee that your visa application will be successful.