London Solicitor Tier 4 – Student Visa
Are you or someone you know looking to enter or stay in the UK as a Student?
If you are intending on coming to the UK to study or have secured a place to study in the UK, it is important that you have the correct visa in on which to come to the UK. Our immigration solicitors can guide you through the process of obtaining a student visa.
There are two types of Student Visa: Tier 4 (General) Student and Tier 4 (Child Visa).
One of the main requirements is that you must be sponsored. The sponsor will be the education provider in the UK. A list of registered providers with a Home Office Sponsor Licence is available at the following link.
You can apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK if you're 16 or over and you:
- have been offered a place on a course;
- can speak, read, write and understand English;
- have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course—the amount will vary depending on your circumstances but will generally be your fees, and between £820.00 and £1,020.00 per month in maintenance up to a maximum of 9 months;
- meet the other eligibility requirements.
An application for a Tier 4 (General) student visa is a points based application.
If your course is below degree level, you will usually receive a grant of leave of not more than 3 years. For those studying degree level or above, there is a 5 year time limit.
As part of the process, an Entry Clearance Officer may interview you in order that your English language skills can be tested, and to be satisfied that the applicant is a genuine student.
A Tier 4 (Child) student visa relates to children between the ages of 4 and 18 who wish to be educated in the UK.
The child will be permitted to study in the following forms of institution:
- Residential Independent Schools;
- Non‐Residential Independent School (private foster care arrangement);
- Independent School (parent accompanying child under 12).
For each of the above, there will be a financial requirement and an accommodation requirement.
An application for a Tier 4 (Child) student visa is a points based application.
Leave will be granted for a period of time which covers the duration of the study.
There may be further requirements to meet depending on your specific circumstances.
Please call us for more information and/or advice on 020 8004 9199 / 0208 679 5100 or alternatively, on 07724 513 822 or send us an email to see how we can help you.
At MFI Law Limited Solicitors, our Immigration Solicitors are passionate about the work they do on behalf of their clients. They are able to deal with a wide range of matters concerning Student based categories. Whether it is an application for entry clearance or leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain, our Immigration Solicitors can help you.
Our Immigration Solicitors have the experience and expertise to handle any applications concerning Student based categories. At MFI Law Limited Solicitors, we will endeavour to ensure that your application is prepared carefully in accordance with the relevant Immigration laws including Appendix FM and that is submitted to the Home Office in a timely manner.
How we can help you
For a majority of our immigration matters, we charge a fixed fee.
It is our usual practice to require any fees that are payable for work to be done on your behalf to be paid in advance before any work is carried out. This means that you must pay before any work is started, including applications that need to be submitted to the Home Office or for any appeals that need to be lodged with the First‐tier Tribunal.
However, we do understand that not everyone will be able to pay in this manner. That is why we offer flexible payment options for individual clients.
For a confidential consultation to speak with us about how we can help you about your immigration matter, please call us on 020 8004 9199 / 0208 679 5100 or alternatively, on 07724 513 822 or send us an email.
We are happy to discuss your immigration matter with you over the telephone initially so that you can decide before what you want to do or how you wish to proceed. If you are interested in seeking more information and/or advice and want to see us for an appointment in person, we ask for an initial payment on account of £150.00 to be made in advance to us after which an appointment is arranged with one of our Immigration Solicitors.
If you do instruct us and proceed ahead with the making of any application or appeal, this initial payment will be taken off the cost of the matter that we deal with on your behalf. However, in the event that you do not proceed and instruct us on any matter, then the initial payment will cover the cost of the appointment and will be non‐refundable.