Visa Officer

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Category
    Office and Secretarial - Administrator
  • Contract Type
  • Industry
  • External Reference
  • Salary
    26585.06 £ - 27623.32 £ / Year

Office Angels is looking for a Visa Officer, the post holder will be responsible for supporting students who need to obtain a visa to start their UK education journey; reviewing processes of our students' visa applications, as well as monitoring the processes are in line with UKVI statutory requirements.

Visa Processing and Coordination

  • Work closely with the international recruitment and admissions team members to provide advice on the immigration requirements

  • Provide comprehensive immigration advice to prospective Tier 4 students and those registered at the School as they progress through the application / CAS request process.

  • Check and process all CAS requests and the corresponding documents thoroughly to ensure that only genuine students who meet the requirements of Tier 4 are issued with a CAS.

  • Track the lifecycle of each CAS issued and submit reports to the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) office, in accordance with the Tier 4 Sponsor Guidance. This will require communication with Programme Office or/all students who have been issued a CAS, in order to obtain regular updates on the progress of their Tier 4 application, copies of all refusal notices or a copy of the Tier 4 visa, once granted.

  • Work closely with the Programme Office as part of the process to monitor the attendance of all registered Tier 4 students, retain an up-to-date summary of attendance levels for these students, including details of any approved absences.

  • Reporting in the CAS system any change in Tier-4 student's status, contact details, work experience, as required.

  • Responsible for carrying out regular audit checks on Tier 4 student's records, to ensure they are fit for purpose, for announced or unannounced Home Office visits.

  • Check and process all Short-term study visa requests and corresponding documents thoroughly, to ensure only genuine students who meet the requirements are issued with Short-term visa sponsorship letters.

  • Provide reports on visa matters to the Dean of the London Campus and the Head of Marketing and Admissions.

  • Contribute to the development and update of immigration related information for prospective international students, provided via our websites and any other marketing material as required.

  • Provide effective guidance for staff and students with queries relating to any visa issues, Short- Term, Tier 4, administrative review and dependants.

  • Disseminate knowledge within the Programme Office, Admissions and recruitment teams about Visa regulations and procedures.

  • Represent the Visa Compliance services as required at meetings and events, including student induction days and open days, and specifically support the School and operation of orientation events for international students.

  • Maintain key skills and knowledge and stay abreast of UKVI updates and regulations pertaining to Tier 4 guidance for sponsors.

  • Liaise with key external stakeholders as required, in particular the UKVI.

  • Keep track of license renewal dates and assist with renewal process of both sponsorship license and as well as with Tier 4 priority Customer service.

The post-holder must have:

  • Knowledge of Home Office procedures

  • Knowledge of the Immigration Rules and the ability to interpret complex rules and regulations

  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team, with minimal supervision

  • Professional verbal and communications skills and the ability to communicate well at all levels and to build effective relationships

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Student-centered, advisor-oriented and can perform multiple tasks effectively and efficiently

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Have exceptional initiative and judgement

  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, administrators, students, alumni, and external constituents

  • Self-motivated with an ability to thrive under pressure

Experience and Education:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent

  • 2+ years of administrative/office management experience in Higher Education admissions (admissions, registrar or financial aid) preferred

  • Experience in previous visa related roles

  • Professional experience and knowledge in the Higher Education sector, especially in the UK and US markets a plus

  • Experience of working in an international environment

  • Communication, both verbally and in writing, clearly, accurately and effectively in English and French is essential

If this company and position appeals to you then please apply your CV on-line

Office Angels are an equal opportunities employer

Office Angels are an Employment Business

Thank you for your interest in this role. All successful applications will be contacted within 5 working days. Due to the high volume of applications we receive we do ask for your patience to wait to hear from the consultant rather than to call us directly.

If you have not heard after 5 working days, then unfortunately we were unable to consider your application on this occasion.

Office Angels Oxford Circus branch look after roles in the following locations and all areas in between: Oxford Circus, Bond Street, Marble Arch, Marylebone, Mayfair, Baker Street, Edgware Road, Regents Park, St Johns Wood, Primrose Hill

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