A Student Visa, also known as a Tier 4 visa, provides the holder with the temporary right to live and study within the UK. This is measured on a points-based system and you are required to have 40 points on the PBS System (points-based system) to be eligible to apply for this category of visa:
You will have 30 points if you can show that your application is supported by a sponsor who is on the Tier 4 Register of Sponsors – click here to view the official list
In addition, 10 points will be awarded if you can demonstrate that you have sufficient finances to fund your course and to cover your living expenses for the duration of your time in the UK.
At Whiterose Blackmans Solicitors, our expert immigration solicitors will advise you on which of the Tier 4 visas will be the most suitable for you or your dependents and the supporting documents you will need to provide in order to make the application. We have a wealth of experience in preparing and submitting applications for student visas and we can help make sure the start to your course is as smooth as possible.
If you are travelling to the UK & are aged sixteen or over and you intend to be in the UK for longer than 6 months, you will need to apply for a Student visa.
Dependents relating to a Visa Applications
If you are studying in the UK on a Tier 4 (Student) visa, you will be able to bring your dependents to live with you in the UK for the duration of your course. You will have to demonstrate that you can support them financially without relying on any state benefits. We are here to help and you can contact us for a free initial discussion and we will be able to give you a fixed cost quote.
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If you need to come to the UK to prepare or complete the application process for your course (for example, coming to be interviewed) then you can apply for a Prospective Student visa. Afterwards, you can switch this to either a Tier 4 (General) or Tier 4 (Child) visa once you have secured your course and your sponsor.
You need to include your dependents in your application if they’re on your current visa (includes children who have turned 18 during your stay).
Read the official Tier 4 guidance here. You can apply for an extension of a student visa within 6 months of receiving a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) and/or before your current visa expires (but no more than 3 months before it expires). You can remain in the UK until you get your visa decision.
That suitable arrangements have been made for the child to be looked after by a responsible adult whilst they are in the UK.
That they have a parent or guardian in their home country.
If the child is aged between four and fifteen, they must be coming to the UK to attend an independent fee-paying school.
That the course they are intending to study is not longer than 6 months. They may be able to stay in the UK for up to 12 months when they are accompanying an academic visitor.
Arrangements have been made for them to be looked after by a responsible adult whilst they are in the UK.
They have a parent or guardian in their home country.
Our highly experienced Immigration solicitors are on hand to help you to understand and make sense of the rules which can be quite daunting. We will submit an accurate application on your behalf and we will ensure that all supporting documents required are in order and correct. We provide a free initial telephone consultation in which we will assess your circumstances, advise you of your options and provide a fixed fee quotation. Our solicitors speak various languages including Urdu, Punjabi and Mirpuri.