Tier 4 visas provide the holder with the temporary right to live and study in the UK. You are required to have 40 points on the PBS system to be eligible to apply for this category of visa:
There are four types of Tier 4 visa:
Our immigration team will be able to advise you on which of the Tier 4 visas would be most suitable for you or your child and what documents you will need to provide so that we can make the application. We have a good deal 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. You can also consult our Points Calculator to see if you have the right number of points for one of these visas.
If you are coming to the UK and are aged 16 or over and you intend to be in the UK for longer than 6 months, you will need to apply for a Student visa.
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 show you can support them financially without relying on state benefits.
One of our experienced immigration lawyers will be able to assess your individual circumstances and advise you accordingly.
Student visitor visas are for students who want to study for a short time in the UK as part of their higher education. It is designed to allow the temporary right to live and study in the UK. Applicants must show that they are:
These requirements are in addition to the 40 point score needed to apply for a Tier 4 visa. Our Points Calculator should indicate whether you have the necessary points.
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’s visa. You can then switch to either a Tier 4 (General) or Tier 4 (Child) visa once you have finalised the details of your course with your Sponsor.
The Tier 4 (Child) visa is for children between 4 and 17 who wish to come to the UK to be educated.
To apply they must have the 40 points required for all Tier 4 applications. Our Points Calculator should indicate whether they meet this requirement. The application must also show:
This visa is for children under 18 who wish to come to the UK to study for a short period of time. To apply they must have the 40 points required for all Tier 4 applications. Our Points Calculator should indicate whether they meet this requirement. The application must also show:
Our Immigration lawyers and immigration Solicitors will be able to advise and assist you relation to the complex Visa rules.