Visas and Immigration

Important notice

In line with UK Government advice, the GCU London campus is closed from Tuesday 24 March 2020 until further notice.

Students seeking advice on visas and immigration should, in the first instance, contact Tasho Rachev, Student Advisor (Visa Immigration Support and Advice (VISA) Team) GCU London.

T: +44 (0) 141 273 1829

Additional information and support can be found on GCU's Visa information page.

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 1829

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
  • Friday 10.00am - 12.00pm

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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