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Prospective Students

The student provisions in the immigration rules can form the basis of an application for entry, limited work and in the right circumstances for settlement in the United Kingdom.

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Our Student Visa Services

Home to some of the finest and most prestigious education institutions in the world, studying in the UK can open a world of opportunity and professional progression. To study in the UK as an undergraduate or graduate you will need a UK Study Visa or Post-Study Visa, respectively.

You can apply for a Student visa to study in the UK if you’re 16 or over and you:

have been offered a place on a course by a licensed student sponsor

have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course – the amount will vary depending on your circumstances

can speak, read, write and understand English

have consent from your parents if you’re 16 or 17 – you’ll need evidence of this when you apply

I had my Tier 4 visa refusal and it was really complicated. Hence, it was important for me to find the best solicitor. I had consultation with 3 other solicitors before I decided to go ahead with Westkin. They have done my Administrative Review and Pre-Action Protocol. My refusal decision was overturned at this stage. My lawyers were very professional, highly responsible and efficient. They gave me all possible alternatives/stages of the case from an honest point of view. I highly recommend Westkin, and won’t go anywhere else in the future.

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Further detail

Detailed information about our Student Visas service

The immigration permission to come to the UK is called leave to enter. You will need to obtain this before coming to the United Kingdom.

You make an immigration application with attached documents in order to prove to the immigration authorities that the following criterion is made out:

  • If you wish to study in the United Kingdom, you must be able to show that you have been accepted on a course of study at an institution that Is on the Tier 4 register of sponsors; and
  • has issued you with a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies) Number.

You will also need to show that you have enough maintenance funds (money) to fulfil the UKBA requirements.

Extending your immigration stay as a student:

If you are 18 or over and your course is at degree level, you can usually stay in the UK for up to 5 years. If it’s below degree level, you can usually stay in the UK for up to 2 years. If you are in the United Kingdom you can apply to extend your stay as a student. This is called obtaining leave to remain. You need to show the same as above.

Please note that the immigration authorities require student applicants to apply for a “biometric immigration document”. Please contact experienced immigration lawyers for more assistance with this.

At Westkin Associates we have years of experience and a proven track record in assisting you or your child apply for their study visa and start the next exciting chapter of their lives.

Amongst London immigration lawyers, barristers, or solicitors, we are confident to provide professional, honest, and the best immigration legal service for our clients from local or around the world.

FAQS

Your frequently asked questions

This is a visa that allows you to attend a UK college or university if you are 16 or above.
We can assist with this, there is a child student category which requires a place at a UK school and appropriate steps to be taken to ensure a parent or guardian is able to remain with the child in the United Kingdom.
Yes, so long as your new university is also your sponsor you can switch universities.
This is only permitted if you are a full-term student on a post-graduate course.
You should speak to Westkin to assess all your options, many students choose to apply for the Graduate Visa but this does not lead you to indefinite leave or a British passport, we can advise you on an action plan to ensure you can remain in the United Kingdom permanently.

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