Thousands of foreign nationals come to the United Kingdom to study. Depending on your nationality, you may need a Student Visa to study in the UK (sometimes referred to as Student Visa UK). If you do require a Student Visa, it is important to start preparing for your application as soon as possible.
There are four types of Student Visas. They are the following:
- Short-term student visa;
- Short-term Student (Child) Visa;
- Tier 4 (Child) Student Visa; and
- Tier 4 (General) Student Visa.
It is important to note that each visa requires a different application and different supporting documents.
Student Visas UK operate on a points-based system. In order to achieve the points necessary to successfully attain a visa, you must meet the requirements. Typical requirements include passport information, a recent passport photo, University acceptance letter for a full-time course, and proof that you can financially sustain yourself. Depending on your nationality you may need to prove a satisfactory level of English and provide further information such as biometrics and medical vaccination history.
You should apply for your visa at least three months before your course to ensure you receive your student visa in time for your course. It is essential for applicants to know that the preparation necessary for their application can take several weeks depending on what documents are required. Therefore, it is important to start preparing their application well in advance so they can submit their application three months before they start their course. If there are any missing documents or documents in the wrong format, your application may be rejected and you will not receive your money back. Therefore, it is important to make sure that you follow their guidelines strictly.
If you are looking to study in the United Kingdom and need advice on your visa application, please contact our immigration team at Bloomsbury Law.
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