Student Visa Application
About Student Visas
If you have been accepted on a higher or further education course in the UK, you will need to obtain a student visa in order to proceed. A student visa is an endorsement that is added to a government passport, which then allows international students to study at a country’s qualified educational institutions.
At Branch Austin McCormick, we can advise you on all aspects of your British student visa application from eligibility requirements to processes, costs and documentation. Our team of solicitors are experts in helping people acquire Student Visas and can support and help make this somewhat stressful process easy and straightforward.Contact us
What Are The Basic Eligibility Requirements For A British Student Visa Application?
Before you start the British Student Visa application, you need to ensure you have all of the required documents listed below:
- A valid and current passport
- Proof of your Acceptance For Studies (CAS)
- Proof that you are able to support yourself financially and fund your course
- If you are under the age of 18 you will need to provide proof of consent from your parent or legal guardian
- If you are under the age of 18 you will need to provide proof of your relationship to your parent or legal guardian A valid TB test result
- A written statement of consent from your financial sponsor (where applicable)
Specific requirements will depend on your individual circumstances. For additional information on British Student Visa Application requirements and your eligibility, please contact us directly, and we will assist and advise.
Additional Requirements For A British Student Visa Application
If you are pursuing a degree level course and you are over the age of 18 then you would typically reside in the UK as a student for up to 5 years. If you are pursuing education below degree level then you would likely remain in the UK as a student for up to 2 years only. While this is standard, the time you are allowed to reside in the UK will vary depending on the nature of your course – this is something our expert lawyers can help you confirm.
You may also be eligible for a visa extension if you are a Tier 4 (General) Student. In order to apply for an extension you will also need to have been presented with an unconditional offer for a course with a licensed student sponsor. Furthermore, you must provide proof that you are looking to pursue further studies at a higher level than your current course.
The details of your case will depend on your specific circumstances which our team of solicitors can help you with.