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uk1-min Visa Procedure in UK

Steps to Apply for UK Student Visa

Applying for Your General Student Visa

Your visa application will be assessed under the new points based criteria. You should make your application under Tier 4 – General Student. To gain a General Student Visa, you need to acquire 40 points:

CAS Number

30 points granted for the CAS Number and the original academic documents issued to grant you admission at the Academy.

Bank statement

10 points gained by providing your personal bank statement showing that you have sufficient money to meet the maintenance costs set by the UK Border Agency, which has been calculated as £7200 (£800×9 months).

1. Check if you qualify

If you want to come to the UK to study, you should apply to come here on a student visa. We call this category of visa Tier 4.
The Tier 4 category is for students who want to come to the UK to study.

There are 2 types of visa:

  • Child (aged 4 to 17); and
  • General (aged 16 or over).

You must be able to show that you have:

  • a confirmed place at the school, university or college where you intend to study. We call this a ‘confirmation of acceptance for studies;
  • enough money (also known as ‘maintenance or funds’) to cover your course fees and living costs; and
  • if you are a child, you will need to have suitable care arrangements in place for your stay in the UK.

2. Get your documents ready

For every document you provide, you must include the original document and a photocopy.
This includes a copy of your passport bio-data page (the page containing your photograph). If you do not provide a photocopy of each document, we might not return your original documents to you.

  • A signed copy of your completed visa application form.
  • A current and valid travel document or passport (your passport must contain at least 1 page that is blank on both sides, so that we can insert your visa).
  • 1 passport sized colour photograph which meets the requirements in UKBA home office photo guidance.
  • Evidence of your permission to be in the country where you are applying, if you are not a national of that country.
  • Any previous passports to show your previous travel history.

If you are applying for a Tier 4 General visa, you must also submit with a copy of your completed Tier 4 Appendix 8 form.

If you are applying for a Tier 4 Child visa, you must also submit with a copy of your completed Tier 4 Appendix 9 form.

Translations

If you send us a document that is not in English or Welsh, it must be accompanied by a full translation that can be independently verified by us.
Each translated document must contain:

  • Confirmation from the translator that it is an accurate translation of the original document;
  • the date of the translation;
  • the translator’s full name and signature; and
  • the translator’s contact details.

3. Apply online

You will need to complete and submit a visa application form online at Visa4UK.

When you get to Visa4UK you will need to register and create an account.

When you have completed your online application form, you will need to print and sign your completed form. If you do not have access to a printer when you apply, you can log in and print the form later.

You must use the online appointment calendar to book an appointment at the visa application centre. You can book, change or cancel your booking online.

When you have completed your online application, you will receive an email message containing your application number (also known as a ‘GWF reference’). Please make a note of this number. Your appointment must be no more than 90 days after the date you completed and submitted your online visa application form.
Before you sign your application form, you must ensure that the information on the form is correct and your supporting documents are genuine and unaltered. If you do not have a document you should explain why you do not have it. You must not provide a false document.

4. Pay your application fee

There are 4 ways to pay your visa application fee. To find out how much your visa will cost go to UKBA Home office Website .

There are 4 ways to pay your visa application fee:

You can pay your fee at some branches of the Standard Chartered Bank. There is no charge for this payment service.

The bank will issue a demand draft in favour of the ‘The British High Commission’, payable in:

  • New Delhi if you are submitting your application in Northern or Eastern India
  • Mumbai if you are submitting your application in Western India
  • Chennai if you are submitting your application in Southern India

The demand draft is valid for 3 months from the date of issue. You should submit your visa application during this 3-month period. You must attend the bank in person with your original passport. In the case of a family application, 1 applicant can visit a branch of the bank with the original passports of all the family members applying for the visa.

Please bring the demand draft with you to the visa application centre when you submit your visa application. Separate demand drafts are required for each visa application.

Demand draft from a nationalised or foreign bank

You can pay your fee by getting a demand draft issued by a nationalised or a foreign bank. Bank charges for this service will vary.

The demand draft must be in favour of the ‘The British High Commission’, payable in:

  • New Delhi if you are submitting your application in Northern or Eastern India
  • Mumbai if you are submitting your application in Western India
  • Chennai if you are submitting your application in Southern India

Please bring the demand draft with you to the visa application centre when you submit your visa application. Separate demand drafts are required for each visa application.

Payment at the visa application centre

You can pay the visa application fee at the visa application centre when you submit your visa application. Standard Chartered Bank facilities are located in all visa application centres for this purpose. The Standard Chartered Bank will apply a service charge of Rs.260 (inclusive of taxes) for this facility.

Payment online

You can pay your visa application fee online using a Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card. We do not accept any other types of cards.

When your online payment has been taken, you will receive a confirmation email from our payment provider WorldPay. If you would like to withdraw your application and have your visa fee refunded, please use refund request form.

If biometric information has been submitted and/or your application has been processed, you are not entitled to a refund either from UK Visas and Immigration or your card issuer.

5. Go to your appointment at the visa application centre

You must book and attend an appointment at our visa application centre to submit your application and facial photograph and fingerprints.

Biometric information

They will not process your visa application without your biometric information, unless you are exempt.

Every time you apply for a visa you must come to one of our visa application centres so we can scan your fingerprints and photograph your face.

Applicants under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult when enrolling their biometric information. This adult cannot be a member of staff.

There is no extra fee for enrolling your biometric information. We will keep your biometric information for 10 years from the date when we last scanned your fingerprints and photographed your face.

Booking biometric appointments

If you are applying for a visitor, Tier 1, Tier 2 or settlement entry visa you must not choose the option of ‘Tier 4 applicants’ in the visa category when booking an appointment. Booking an appointment under the incorrect category or block booking appointments can lead to delays for yourself and other customers.

Fingerprints

To scan your fingerprints, we use a machine and it does not use ink, liquids or chemicals.

You cannot enroll your fingerprints if your fingertips are cut or damaged, or if you have put any form of temporary decoration (such as henna) on them. You will not be able to enroll your biometric information until the injury has healed or the decoration has faded.

If any of your fingertips are missing, you must enroll your remaining fingerprints.

Facial photograph

We will photograph your full face. You must not be wearing sunglasses, tinted spectacles, hair across the eyes or anything that obscures your face, but you can wear a head covering for religious or medical reasons.