Visas and Immigration

Important notice

We are aware that some students may be experiencing delays with their visa decisions and for this reason will not be able to arrive in the UK by the final enrolment/registration date.

Please refer to the final enrolment/registration date as stated on your CAS statement; this is the deadline by which you must have completed your online registration for your course. You should be able to travel to the UK after the final enrolment/registration date as long as you have completed the online registration for your course.

Our University advice is that you travel to the UK as soon as your student route visa is granted. Please make sure that you attend all your online classes in the meantime so that your attendance for the course is recorded. It is extremely important that you attend all online sessions as this is one of your student route visa requirements.

If you have any questions, please contact the London VISA team at

Welcome to the Glasgow Caledonian University London international community 

The VISA Team are a professional service dedicated to supporting you, our international students and your families while studying at GCU London. We specialise in visa and immigration advice and offer a check-and-post service for visa applications within the UK.

Our VISA Advisors offer pre-booked appointments to discuss any issues you may face during your international study at GCU London.

Mission statement

The VISA team – An approachable dedicated team of ethical and professional immigration specialists, who are committed to the quality delivery of an authentic service through positive engagement so to promote the continued duty of care owed to all, ultimately to enhance both the student and staff experience.

How do I find visa information or advice?

You can find more information on our VISA webpages

or contact us:


Phone: +44 (0)141 273 1244

Get Immigration and Visa Advice at our GCU London Campus

The service is open:

  • Monday to Thursday 10.00am - 4.30pm
  • Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Visa Drop-In Sessions

Drop-in sessions are great opportunities to get quick answers to any general questions you may have and initial visa application advice including a personalised visa application checklist. There is no need to book in advance, simply register on arrival at the Student Desk and you will be allocated a 10-minute slot with a VISA advisor.

  • Monday 2.00pm - 4.00pm
  • Thursday 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Appointments can be booked to meet with a VISA advisor to discuss your specific questions or check and submit your visa extension application. These appointments are available as a 30 minute timeslot. Additional time can be booked if required. Please contact the Student Desk to request a meeting.

  • Monday 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Tuesday to Thursday 10:00am - 12.00pm, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Check our Facebook page for the latest updates on service times and news updates.

Immigration and visa advice should be given only by the trained members of the VISA team. If you have been given guidance from anyone else, please verify this information with a member of the team by emailing:

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