Change of circumstances

All Tier 4 visa holders

All Tier 4 visa holders and their dependants need to report the following changes of circumstance to the Home Office as soon as possible:

  • change of contact details such as change of address;
  • any changes to personal details;
  • criminal convictions;
  • changes in your legal representative’s details where applicable;
  • changes in your family members’ details, if they are in the UK as your dependants; and
  • any other information that you think the Home Office should know.

If you are in the UK and do not have a BRP card

To report a change in address only, you will need to complete the online form.

For any other changes, you will need to complete the Migrant Change of Circumstances (MCC) form found on the Home Office Website.

Reporting these changes is a condition of your visa and failure to do so could negatively impact upon your immigration permission.

If you are in the UK and you have a BRP card

You must report changes to the Home Office using the Migrant Change of Circumstances form found on the Home Office Website.

Please note that if you have made a visa application through IISA, you will need to complete the MCC form to update your address. This is because we give the University’s address as the correspondence address when we make your Tier 4 application and so this will become your permanent contact address in the Home Office records until amended.

Reporting these changes is a condition of your visa and failure to do so could negatively impact upon your immigration permission.

Police Registration

If you have recently been granted a new visa, you may need to register with the police or update your police registration certificate. For further information please see the information held on our Police Registration page

Further information

You can find further information on your responsibilities under the Points Based System on UniLife. UKCISA have also produced information on Protecting your Tier 4 Status which includes further information regarding the changes you must report and good practice you should follow.