Student Visa

If you are 16 years and over and can come to the UK to study with a licenced provider.


*** CHANGES****From the 5th October 2020 the Tier 4 (General) Student Visa will be replaced with the “Student Route”. This is applicable as from the 1st January 2021.


You can apply for a Student visa to study in the UK if you’re 16 or over and you: · have been offered a place on a course by a licensed student sponsor · have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course – the amount will vary depending on your circumstances · can speak, read, write and understand English

have consent from your parents if you’re 16 or 17 – you’ll need evidence of this when you apply

If you’re 16 or 17 and you want to study at an independent school in the UK, you may be eligible for a Child Student visa instead.

If the Student Visa application is successful, you will be permitted to remain in the UK for the full length of your course for a short time after. After the completion of the course you have the option to leave the UK or alternatively You may be able to extend your Student visa to stay longer and continue your course or study a new course. This includes if you currently have a Tier 4 (General) student visa.

To extend your visa you must:

be in the UK on a Student visa or a Tier 4 (General) student visa · have an unconditional offer of a place on a course with a licensed student sponsor – shown by your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

show that your studies are at a higher academic level than your current course (called the ‘academic progress requirement’) – there are some exceptions

If you’ve been in the UK with a valid visa for less than 12 months, you’ll need to prove you have enough money to support yourself in the UK.

Apply to extend your dependants’ visas at the same time as you extend your own visa. If you cannot apply at the same time, your partner or child can extend their visas at a later date – this must be before their current visa expires.

How SBA Solicitors can help you?

SBA Solicitors will ensure that your chances of getting your visa UK are high and for that, we assign an expert solicitor who assesses the entire situation along with requirements and eligibility. We assist with completion and compiling of applications and documents and will navigate you through the immigration maze making the whole process clear and concise.

We will help you decide and take you through the best option and category for you.

We assist with:

Document check service

  • We help you prepare the Letter of Representation in which the details of your case and its merits will be listed
  • Liaise with the Home Office and British High Commission from start to finish
  • Completion of the full application from start to finish with one to one advice service to ensure you are happy with every part of your application.
  • 24/7 contact and updates on your matte

Contact SBA Solicitors on 0161 302 7905

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