International student immigration and visas are a critically important issue for colleges looking to recruit international students. AoC plays an active role in supporting colleges’ immigration work.
AoC works closely with colleges and UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) to promote and support colleges’ position within Tier 4 legislation.
AoC also works closely with individual colleges to support them if they face particular challenges related to their work or status as sponsors of international students. We are members of the UKVI’s Education Sector Forum (ESF), representing colleges alongside other education sector providers. We also hold regular meetings with UKVI officials and training events for colleges. Please refer to the UKVI website for up to date information on student immigration issues.
If you want any further information or advice about student immigration issues, we advise you to consider contacting UKCISA: