A travel visa is an official document that shows you’re allowed to enter a specific country, for a specific length of time, to do a specific activity.
Depending on your nationality and the country you’re visiting, you may require a visa prior to travel. Some visa information may be provided in the opportunity advert. The DMU Global pre-departure information session will also provide further information about visas and how to obtain one. However, please be reminded that students are responsible for finding out whether they require a visa, and if so, obtaining this. We would encourage you to look into this as soon as you have been offered a place on an overseas opportunity.
Before making a visa application, there are a number of important things that you need to consider as part of the process…
If you require further support or visa advice, please take the following actions
Visa advice sessions
We run the following advice sessions for students needing a Schengen visa or US visa. These will provide information about applying for a visa, and the documents and evidence required. Simply choose the session that suits you, and turn up on the day. No prior registration is necessary.
|Session||Date||Time of session||Location|
|US entry requirements||Wednesday 1 November 2023||1-2pm||The Yard 1.02|
|Schengen visa requirements||Wednesday 1 November 2023||2:30-3:30pm||The Yard 1.02|
Additional information for International students
As an international student, when applying for a visa you may also need to consider the following:
UK nationals traveling to the EU
Travel to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein will change from 1 January 2021. If you’re a tourist, you will not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. Different rules will apply to Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania. If you visit these countries, visits to other EU countries will not count towards the 90-day total.
Check your passport validity
From 1 January 2021, on the day you travel you will need your passport to have at least 6 months left and be less than 10 years old (even if it has 6 months or more left). This means that you may need to renew your British passport earlier. If you do not renew your passport, you may not be able to travel to most EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
Border control checks
At border control on arrival to the country you are visiting you may now need to…