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Re-sitting out of attendance - returning to take your exams

If the Degree Examination Board has confirmed you are ‘resitting out of attendance’, Queen Mary will report the withdrawal of sponsorship to the UKBA. The report to the UKBA may result in the curtailment of your visa.
Students with late summer resit examinations will not be reported to the Home Office unless you are unsuccessful at the resit attempt and are deemed as ‘resitting out of attendance’ at this stage.
Please check our guide to make sure you have the correct immigration permission to resume your studies this year and/or complete your resit examinations.  
If you choose to return to re-sit your examinations as a Short-Term Student, allowing you to return to the UK for six months, you will need a sort term student visitor visa letter.


We closely monitor all international students who return to resume their studies or attend resit examinations in April/May 2016 and will be checking your immigration status prior to taking examinations.

Immigration Checks for Re-sitting Students

Student Enquiry Centre (Room CB01 Queens' Building) will be open for immigration (visa) checks from 10:30am to 12:30pm during the exams period and you must bring your original passport and visa before you attend your first exam.

Please note that due to increased volume of queries during the exam period we will not be able to conduct immigration checks outside the times above so please visit us at least a day before your scheduled examination date.

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