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Student visa checklist for the UK

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The visa you need will depend on your age and the type of study you want to do. An overview of study visa types and application requirements is included below, but for more information you should visit the Gov.UK website.

VISA TYPE

Eligibility

Apply When

Arrive in UK

Tier 4 Student Visa
(GENERAL)

Age above 16 and hold offer from UK institute

Apply Prior three months before course start date

  • Student can travel up to 1 week before If intend course duration in less than 6 months

 

  • Student can travel 1 month before If intend course duration is more than 6 months

Tier 4 Student Visa (CHILD)

Age below 16 and hold offer from UK educational institute

Apply Prior three months before course start date

  • Student can travel up to 1 week before If intend course duration in less than 6 months

 

  • Student can travel 1 month before If intend course duration is more than 6 months

Short Term Study Visa

Student holding offer letter for short term courses from UK Institute

Apply Prior three months before course start date

 Depends on nominated travel dates, advisably 1 week before course start date

 

 

 

 


Tier 4 student visa eligibility requires you must:

  • Hold unconditional offer letter from UK institute
  • the English requirement as per UK-VI
  • Declare sufficient finances to support stay in UK

Applying for your visa online

Students are required to lodge visa application online using the British Government’s official Gov.UK website and submit documents. You are eligible to apply up to three months before course start date to travel to the UK.

Required Documents for Tier 4 student visa

When applying to study in the UK, student needs to retain a Tier 4 Visa.

  • A valid travel documentation (Passport)
  • Evidence of sufficient funds
  • Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
  • Passport-sized Coloured photograph
  • Tuberculosis Medical Test
  • Additional documents:

    Translated documents are required incase the supporting documents are not originally in English. Each translated document should be dated; with attestation authorization mentioning the translator's name, signature and confirmation of each word has an accurate translation of the original document.

    English language requirements

    Students are required to provide proof of proficient English language skills at time of visa application launch because UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has minimum English language requirements for reading, writing, listening and speaking according to level of study and education providers may have different English language requirements.

    Applicant is interviewed by UKVI officer as part of the visa application process and if they cannot hold a simple conversation without an interpreter with the officer, likely their visa application will be refused, regardless of English language test results.

    Biometric residence permit

    To obtain biometric residence permit (BRP) from the UKVI is also a part of application process for which fingers and thumbs scan along with digital photo is taken by the UKVI.


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