Students that wish to come to the United Kingdom under a Tier 4 (child) student visa require an educational institution to sponsor them (in other words, the relevant institution must hold a valid sponsorship licence. The period of the granted visa will depend on the length of the course. Furthermore, this visa can only be applied by only those individuals aged 4 – 17 and they must study in an independent school.
To apply for this visa you must
With this visa you can:
If you are over 16 you can:
With this visa you cannot
Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
Your education provider will send you a reference number called a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) once they have offered you a place on a course. You will need to enter this on your application.
Your CAS can cover both the pre-sessional course and your main course of study.
You must apply for the visa no later than 6 months after you are sent the CAS.
Extend your visa
It is possible to stay longer to continue your course or study a new one.
You will have to:
Extension extend your visa to prolong your stay in the UK
Switching switch into a different type of visa
On 16 March 2017, the Home Office has released a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules. These new changes will affect those applications that need to have a Certificate of Sponsorship and these changes will be in effect on 06 April 2017.
What you should know about European visas after Article 50. The UK Prime Minister Theresa May has so far not changed her mind in regards to the plans of triggering Article 50 before the end of March 2017.
For international students who wish to remain in the UK longer or would like to eventually settle. There are options to choose from, granted you are willing to stay.
As of 16 January 2017 the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, has given hints that the UK is moving towards a hard Brexit. Although Theresa May insists EU citizens are ‘welcome’ to be in the UK, she cannot guarantee the right of EU citizens in the UK at an early stage. These are troubling news for Europeans and British Citizens currently living and working in the UK.
As of 24 March 2016, the UK government has announced new changes to Tier 2 type visas. This is the migration route for those who have a confirmed job offer to undertake skilled employment in the UK.
The UK government has recently introduced a significant amount of changes to immigration rules and procedures that can influence nationals of European Economic Area. These changes will come into force on the 1st February 2017, however, some changes are happening now.
A new Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules HC667 has been laid down on the 3rd November 2016. These changes come in a whopping 90 pages however, most changes are in the language itself rather than effect. The significant changes include the increase of the minimum salary requirement of Tier 2 skilled workers; the introduction of a fresh English language requirement for family immigration regarding to Tier 4 visa and the removal of the previous 28 days’ grace period for making out of time immigration applications.