Student (Curtailment)

In some circumstances, UKVI may make the decision to revoke a Student Sponsor’s licence. The Student Sponsor is usually given a short period of time to make representations to the Home Office addressing the issues raised in their revocation letter. This can be a very stressful time for students who may question their future at the establishment and in the UK.

Our immigration solicitors regularly consult with students who have found their establishment have had their Student Sponsor Licence revoked or that their college has closed down. In this event, students will need to find a new course with a different provider who will need to sponsor them. Our expert team of lawyers are regularly instructed to advise students of their options and prepare student visa applications.

What happens if my Student Sponsor loses their licence?

If a Student Sponsor has their licence revoked, UKVI may write to all sponsored students informing them that their leave has been curtailed for 60 days. During this time, Students should try to find a new sponsor and apply for further leave to remain. However, this is dependent upon the type of institution they were studying at and in some situations, students wishing to study at a different UK institution may need to leave the UK and apply for entry clearance again.

What happens if my Sponsor Institution closes down?

If you have made an application to study in the UK and the educational institution closes down, your application will be refused as your CAS will no longer be valid. Our immigration solicitors are able to meet with you in these circumstances and discuss your options further to establish whether you can apply from the UK again or whether you have to leave the UK.

Our immigration solicitors understand that this can be an emotional time especially as this could cause disruption in your studies and you may have paid significant fees to study at an institution of your choice. If you wish to explore your options of applying for leave to remain in the same category or you feel that there are other strong reasons why you should remain in the UK, please contact a member of our immigration team who can arrange for you to meet with an experienced solicitor so you can discuss your options.

We are a UK law firm based in Middle Temple, London and our solicitors are fully authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Contact our professional business immigration team today and we can offer you a consultation in person or via telephone or Skype so we can explore your options. You can leave us a message on our Contact Form or give us a call on 02030110276.

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