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Student Visa, Tier 4

For the purpose of studying in the UK the vast number of applications are made under this category of the Home Office Points Based System for visas.

A student visa applicant must ensure they have 40 points which is made up of 10 points for funds, and 30 points for a valid Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Eligibility

Under Student Tier 4 Visa category, students applying for their entry clearance or visa from the Home Office must show that they have a CAS from a licensed sponsor, but they must also meet a number of general requirements and restrictions such as:

  • Age
  • Security clearance
  • Maximum time limits for studying in the UK
  • Specific requirements for postgraduate doctors or dentists on a recognised Foundation programme
  • For those individuals being sponsored by a Government or international Scholarship agency
  • Interview with Entry Clearance Officers

Therefore, if you are 16 years or older and intend on remaining in the UK for a duration longer than 6 months contact us for one of our specialist student Immigration lawyers to consider your case and advice you accordingly.

Dependants

You will be able to bring your dependant to the UK if you are a student on a Tier 4 Visa, as long as you can show that you can support them financially without recourse to public funds.

Extensions

If you have been granted Entry Clearance, leave to remain as a Tier 4 (General) Student; as a Tier 4 (Child) Student; as a Tier 1 (Post Study Work) Migrant you must apply in-time for an extension of your visa if you intend on continuing your studies in the UK.

For detailed advice on your individual circumstances, please contact the OTS Solicitors business immigration department on 0203 959 9123 or contact us online.

Your Questions and our answers about Student Visa, Tier 4

Thank you for your enquiry.

Your university would need to approve and provide a new CAS as this is one of the requirements under the Student Visa route. When you have received this, you may be eligible for a Post-Study Work Visa on completion of your academic degree.

For more information you can also call us on 02039 599123 or contact us here.

Thank you for getting in touch with us.

Unfortunately, if you are in the UK on a Student Visa then this would not count towards continuous residence and you would likely not be able to apply for Citizenship on this basis. Other routes such as Skilled Worker do count towards this. For a full discussion, you can call us on 02039 599123 or contact us here

Thank you for getting in touch with us.

A student visa does not provide a route to settlement in the UK. You would need to switch to another visa first for this to count towards the continuous residence requirement.

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In the meantime, you can also call us on 02039 599123 or contact us here.

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Your enquiry is being reviewed by our team and one of our solicitors will contact you shortly.

In the meantime, you can also call us on 02039 599123 or contact us here.

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In the meantime, you can also call us on 02039 599123 or contact us here.

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We suggest that you book a consultation with one of our solicitors who specialise in Student Visas so that we can explore your options in detail. There is no right of appeal under this category however you may be able to make a fresh application.

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