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Documentation Required

The United Kingdom base their decision to approve your student visa on several criteria set out by the immigration department. Prior to visa lodgement students will need to furnish several documents to ensure the best chance of success. Failing to supply the necessary documents can lead to lengthy delays and a risk of visa rejection. For more information about the types of documents permitted book an appointment with an education advisor.

Students can apply for a student visa up to three months prior to course commencement. Application processing takes three weeks once a student has presented at an approved VFS centre. Students applying to the UK’s top ranked universities {Russell Group} may be subject to admissions cut off dates. Students should apply to all universities as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

  1. Passport: Valid for the duration of the course. 

  2. Two Digital & Hard Copy Photographs: 35-38mm x 45-50mm. 

  3. Statement of Purpose: View specifications here

  4. Academic Transcripts: This should include subject specific marks, final GPA achieved and the university’s grading scale. Include any backlogs.  

  5. English Test: The United Kingdom permits IELTS, LanguaCert, Pearson and PSI, for additional information click here.

  6. Resume / CV: Provide evidence of work {contract / pay slip}, download template

  7. Police Certificate: No older than 6 months from date of submission, click here.

  8. Proof of Funds: Payment of CAS amount and £12,000 per year in living expenses. Visa Rejections: Document any previous visa rejections. 

  9. Letter of Acceptance: From an approved academic institution, click here

  10. Immigration Health Surcharge: Purchase online.

  11. Biometric & Tuberculosis Medical Certificate: Students will need to arrange prior to arrival, book here

  12. Visa Application: Complete online and pay student visa fee, apply here

Student visas can be issued up to 6 months prior to course commencement. However, students cannot enter the United Kingdom more than 30 days before their course is scheduled to start. 

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