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.

For more information please visit

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 from 1:30 pm to 2:30pm for quick questions. Or come to an in-person drop in session 2:00pm to 3:00pm Mondays and Wednesdays in the Student Services Centre.

 

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.

Giving feedback

a student giving feedback on his mobile

Twitter

SSC ISVAT LSE_ISVAT

@THEUniAdvice The article is out of date now as there were some more updates in July e.g. PhD students getting three years :)

2 weeks ago

Reply Retweet Favorite

SSC ISVAT LSE_ISVAT

We will be moving our drop-in times from Monday 16/11. They will be from 2:00pm to 3:00pm in the SSC on Mondays an… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

3 weeks ago

Reply Retweet Favorite