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.
Immigration drop-in sessions
If you are inside the UK and have a quick visa query, you can attend one of our drop-ins, you do not need to book and it's helpful if you can bring your current passport and visa to the session.
They take place every Wednesday afternoon, between 2pm and 3pm in Deptford Town Hall, just report to security upon arrival and ask for the Immigration Advisory Service.
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 need to speak to us outside of the drop in times, 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 aks you to come back for an appointment or at a drop in session 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
Immigration web chats
We offer a number of visa web chats throughout the year, so you can ask us any questions about applying for a Tier 4 student visa. The webchats are for students based outside of the UK. They will take place between 3.00pm and 4.00pm UK time on the following dates in 2018:
- 19 April,
- 22 May,
- 20 June,
- 6 July,
- 23 July,
- 7 August
- 29 August
Just visit the webchat pages to take part. You don't need to sign up, just visit the page shortly before the start of any chat session to see the live chat session details.
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:
- 27-31 August Financial document checking session
- 10 or 12 or 14 September Computer lab session to submit your visa application
A workshop was held on 7 August explaining the whole process, if you were unable to attend and you need to extend your visa please contact us at immigration (@gold.ac.uk) urgently and we will advise you of the process and action that you will need to take.