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While planning to study in the university and college of the UK, student visa process plays an important role in fulfilling your dream. Look at the following to have a clearer picture of UK visa and its filing process:

Categories of Student Visa

There are majorly two categories under Tier-4 of the points-based system. And these are:

  • Tier-4 (Child) Student Visa: This visa category is for children from 4 years to 15 years of age visiting UK for their studies. These children can only be studied at the independent fees-paying schools.
  • Tier-4 (General) Student Visa: This category is for the children who are at least 16 years of age and coming to the UK to pursue higher education.

If you enroll for a bachelor’s program, then you will get a chance to work at least 20 hours weekly under tier-4 general student visa and full-time during holidays.

Documents Needed for Student Visa

When compared with other visas i.e. tourist visa, you will need to carry several documents with you. Some mandatory documents such as academic and financial records along with certain supportive documents. To ensure you do not miss anything, it is suggested to refer to the checklist before going to consulate for the study visa interview. Here is the list of documents you will need for your student visa:

  • A duly filled student visa application form
  • A letter of acceptance from the university or college along with a visa letter which can be an unconditional or official offers of a place on a program/course of study. However, the visa letter should not be issued more than 6 months before you apply
  • You will need to show your proof of funds. Here you will need to show the money that will cover the first year fees of your course and the living costs for a maximum duration of 9 months. This amount will depend whether you are applying the university/college located in or out of London
Latest Update: The government of the UK has recently announced the reinstatement of the 2-year post-study work permit for all international students. This will benefit those who are planning to pursue their higher education in the university or college of the UK starting from 2020-21. At present, international students who are pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the UK can only stay back for 4 months (6 months for those who are studying at the universities who are a part of the pilot scheme). Hence, all prospective Indian students will get benefitted with this latest immigration rule. 
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