Tier 4 (General) – is available for courses of study at or above National Qualification Framework level 3 and is broadly applicable to adult students, although the minimum age for this category is 16.
Tier 4 (Child) – is specifically for children between 4 and 17 years wishing to undertake their schooling in the UK but only by attending an independent, fee-paying school that can charge for International Students.
Our specialist team of immigration solicitors will guide you through the requirements and process step by step, assisting you with your application.
To apply for entry to the UK on a student visa, you must be:
In addition, your course must meet other certain general requirements and criteria. Therefore you should contact one of our specialist student immigration solicitors to consider your case and advice you accordingly.
You will be permitted to bring your dependants to the UK if you are a student on a Tier 4 Visa, as long as you can show that you can support them financially without accessing any public funds.
For those individuals who may seek to extend their stay in the future either to continue their course or study a new one, this may be possible so as long as you continue to meet the original criteria, are remaining in the UK and have the necessary sponsorship in place.
Applicants who wish for dependant family members to join and remain with them may be able to do this but must satisfy specific criteria.
Please be advised that immigration rules are continuously changing. For further expert and professional advice and assistance concerning Tier 4 (Student) Visas, please do not hesitate to contact our immigration team who are ready and able to help you.
If they do not believe you are a genuine student, then an interview from an Entry Clearance Officer can be conducted while considering your visa application to establish whether you are a genuine student. If your application is then refused, there are several options available to you, including:
Our team can assist you in deciding the best way forward considering your individual circumstances and will provide clear, concise legal advice and representation.
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