International Student Visa Advice Team (ISVAT)

We are the only team trained and regulated to give immigration advice at LSE, under the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner guidelines

ISVAT

What the team does

We advise overseas applicants, currently registered students and recent graduates on student immigration rules, applying to come to the UK and student visa extensions in the UK. We also co-ordinate LSE's participation in Erasmus.

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We are the only team at LSE designated to advise you on the student immigration rules for the UK. We are regulated to give immigration advice under the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) guidelines.  

Disclaimer:  The advice provided by our team is in accordance with the current Immigration Rules and Policy guidance which is subject to change at short notice. You are therefore strongly advised to check the guidance on our webpages or on the UK Visas and Immigration website before submitting a visa application or travelling to the UK. It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet the immigration rules and the conditions of your visa. We are unable to guarantee that your visa application will be successful.

Who is in the team

Bethan Ovens
International Student Visa Advice Manager

Laura Blenkiron

Senior International Student Visa Adviser

Emerald Southern-Darbar
Senior International Student Visa Adviser

How to contact the team

To get advice please complete the ISVAT Query Form. This makes sure that we have all the information we need to be able to advise you correctly. 

You can also contact us via Live Chat for quick questions. Live chat hours can be found on our FAQ web page. Drop-ins are currently suspended until further notice due to the Student Services Centre closure.

 

COVID-19 Immigration Advice for Students

Find out more about the impact of COVID-19 on student visas and vital updates, including on the Graduate Route work visa, on our dedicated web page:

COVID-19 Immigration Advice for Students

Key Policies

The advice provided by our team is in accordance with the current Immigration Rules and Policy guidance which is subject to change at short notice. You are therefore strongly advised to check the guidance on our webpages or on the UK Visas and Immigration website before submitting a visa application or travelling to the UK. It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet the immigration rules and the conditions of your visa. We are unable to guarantee that your visa application will be successful.

Information for LSE Staff

For information relevant to LSE Staff inlcuding details about Student Immigration Advice  visit our staff facing pages.

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