There's a number of ways to access the Immigration Advisory Service. We offer workshops, drop-in sessions, individual appointments, email advice and we also host a series of immigration web chats and webinars throughout the year.
You can contact us by emailing immigration (@gold.ac.uk). We usually reply on the same day (Monday to Friday). Try to include your name and student ID number when emailing us so that we can find your details.
If you are inside the UK and have an immigration enquiry, you can attend a 15 minute appointment slot with one of our advisers, you can pre-book an appointment by completing the booking form and it would be helpful if you could bring your current passport and visa to the session.
Appointments are available every Wednesday afternoon, between 2pm and 3pm during term time in Deptford Town Hall, just report to security upon arrival and ask for the Immigration Advisory Service. We will be running these sessions from the 10th October 2018. If oversubscribed we will make additional appointment slots available on alternative days.
There will not be any sessions when Goldsmiths is closed, so check the term dates if you are unsure.
The Immigration Advisory Service is based in room G16, Deptford Town Hall, so if you are unable to attend on a Wednesday afternoon, and you are unable to email us, you are welcome to drop by between 9am and 5pm to speak to a member of the team. We may need to ask you to come back for an appointment depending on how complicated your enquiry is.
We offer a number of workshops during the year. We usually offer sessions covering:
- The Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur scheme (read more about this on our Visa options after you graduate webpage)
- Extending your Tier 4 visa
- Working in the UK during your studies and
- Working in the UK after your studies
Extending your visa
For those of you studying on a pre-sessional and will need to extend your visa to study your main programme in September, there will be a series of sessions that we will be holding that you should be attending. Dates to be confirmed.
Brexit and (Pre-) Settlement for EU nationals
We will be delivering some workshops in 2019 to coincide with the UK’s official exit from the European Union. The sessions will focus on the arrangements in place for EU nationals and their family members to enable them to remain in the UK after Brexit. We will be offering a session on 12 February and 5 March. Details will be made available through staff news, and Goldmine, in due course. Interest staff will be able to sign up to attend the sessions.
In the meantime, the Government has announced a pilot scheme to enable current EU nationals working for a university such as Goldsmiths to apply for settled or pre-settled status. The team will be assisting staff wanting to take advantage of this pilot scheme in the coming months.
You can book an appointment with us to apply for status using the EEA pilot scheme.