Requirements for Student visa applications made in the UK
You must pay to submit a Student application online to extend your immigration permission before your current permission expires. You do not need to have been granted a new immigration permission before your leave expires as you will be lawfully in the UK while your application is being processed. If you remain in the UK beyond the expiry date of your immigration permission without first submitting an in-time application, you will become an overstayer. Overstaying is a criminal offence and can lead to serious consequences for future immigration applications.
You can apply for a Student visa up to 3 months before the start of your course as stated on your CAS.
You should check if you can apply under the ‘Differentiation arrangement’.
Make sure you will not exceed the study time limit.
Documents not in English must be translated by a fully certified translator/translation company and the translation(s) must meet specific requirements. Visit the Translations page for more information.
The Home Office may invite you for an interview or call you to check you are a genuine student. Please refer to our Credibility Interviews page for more information. Failure to attend the interview will likely lead to your application being refused.
Who can apply in the UK and when?
What are the required documents?
Application types and fees
Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS)
Biometrics - prove your identity
How to make a student visa application in the UK
What happens next?
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