Students who wish to further their education in the UK may apply for a Student Visa.
This Visa category is only open to individuals who are aged 16 and above. Children who are aged 16 and under should apply for a Child Student Visa.
Your family members (partner or child under age 18) may accompany you to the UK if you are a full-time student on a postgraduate level course (RQF Level 7 or above) that lasts 9 months or longer. If you are a new Government-Sponsored student on a course that lasts longer than 6 months or a student on a Doctorate Extension Scheme, your family members will be able to apply to join you in the UK.
INTERESTED TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT STUDENT VISAS?
Our immigration lawyers can work with you throughout the lifecycle of your Student Visa, ensuring that you are in a position to successfully apply for an extension if you plan to continue your education in the UK.
Garth Coates Solicitors is one of London’s most respected immigration law firms. We have helped many individuals with their Student Visa Applications and have gone the extra mile in liaising with the respective Schools, Colleges or Universities to ensure that all Immigration Matters are resolved prior to the start date of enrolment.
Our founding partner, Garth Coates, spent many years working in the Home Office as an Immigration Caseworker. This experience has given him a unique understanding as to what immigration decision-makers are looking for when approving Visa Applications.
WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY FOR A STUDENT VISA?
In order to be eligible for a Student Visa, you must:
- Be a genuine student;
- Have been offered a place on a course by a licensed student Sponsor;
- Have a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies by a licensed student Sponsor;
- Intend to study a course that meets the Course Requirements in Appendix Student of the Immigration Rules;
- Have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course, unless you are from a country listed under the ‘differential evidence requirement’;
- Satisfy the English Language requirement;
- Have parental consent if you are aged 16 or 17;
- Provide a valid Tuberculosis Certificate if you are travelling from a country listed in Appendix T of the Immigration Rules.
WHEN MUST I APPLY FOR A STUDENT VISA?
Once you have been offered a place on the course by a licensed student Sponsor, you will be assigned a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (“CAS”). It is important to note that you must apply for your Student Visa within 6 months of receiving your CAS.
If you are applying from outside the UK, you must apply for your Student Visa no earlier than 6 months before you start your course. If you are applying from within the UK, you must apply for your Student Visa no earlier than 3 months before you start your course.
Established in 2008, Garth Coates Solicitors is a leading Immigration Law Firm that can provide professional legal advice to ensure that your Application satisfies the strict requirements of the Immigration Rules.
Our team of legal professionals offers comprehensive and considered advice to enable our clients to make informed choices. We strongly believe that our clients deserve the best; we take our responsibilities very seriously to ensure that client satisfaction is achieved by providing a professional yet friendly legal service. We aim to resolve all immigration matters brought to us by working diligently and together with our clients, keeping them informed of the progress of their cases at all stages. Our outstanding success rate is maintained thanks to the high standard of our work.
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